Working with Those Who Are, or May Be Experiencing Coercive Control and Domestic Abuse (Module 2)

Date & Time:

Wednesday 1 June 2022 (09:15 - 16.30)

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If this course is virtual a link will be sent before the course start date direct from the trainer (Sarah Wigley Associates). 

It is a pre-requisite that delegates have previously attended Module 1 “Understanding and Responding to Coercive Control and Domestic Abuse” Module 1 (previously known as “Domestic Violence and Abuse and the impact on Children”)  Please do not book this course unless you have previously attended the above.

 Target Audience: Level 4/Health 4

All health and social care professionals who work with families on an ongoing basis to support their safety and wellbeing.


Overall Aims:

  • Ensure the context of domestic abuse is robustly considered and assessed alongside safeguarding and child protection concerns in order to enhance safety of victims and children and to maintain a focus on the perpetrator of abuse.
  • Enhance relationships with adult victims to support them with professionals’ concerns relating to them and their children both during the relationship and after separation from abusive partners when risk often escalates.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Consider professional responsibilities relating to risk identification, information sharing and risk management
  • Consider the context of multi-agency practice, competing agendas and sometimes contradictory messages that are delivered in practice by services working with domestic abuse, child protection and families
  • Explore the use of language in relation to the context of behaviours within families and ways of maintaining focus on the perpetrator of domestic abuse
  • Increase confidence in the use of evidence-based tools/approaches when dealing with high-risk domestic abuse
  • Consider how applying professional curiosity and adopting a context “lens” can impact professional practice and assessment.
  • Consider how coercive control develops and manifests the following separation impacting both adult and child victims of domestic abuse
  • Develop skills to engage and motivate victims of domestic abuse whilst maintaining a focus on safety and risk.
  • Develop skills to explore denial and shame in a supportive and safe manner

BSCP Instructions to Delegates Attending Face to Face Training:

For our socially distanced face to face courses…

  • Please follow social distancing guidelines when attending the venue and show consideration for your fellow delegates.
  • If you would like to, feel free to wear a mask for your own protection. When doing so please make a conscious effort to communicate clearly when you are sharing in group discussions, and bear in mind that much of your natural facial expressions will be hidden from the Trainer and fellow delegates.
  • Please note that refreshments will most likely NOT be available during these courses and so we encourage you to bring your flasks for hot drinks and snacks with you for breaktimes. As usual, it’s important to plan well if you want to leave the venue at lunch time to purchase food.

For our virtual courses…

  • Virtual Courses will take place via Microsoft Teams and - to a lesser extent – Zoom.
  • Please read the course information, confirmations and any follow up emails carefully during and after your booking process, and follow the instructions for receiving or locating the link to the course. Virtual courses have been re-designed from their usual face to face format, and so some alterations such as the requirement to complete pre-course work (in some instances) are in place for you.
  • If your organisation allows it, Microsoft Teams should be downloaded on your device and you should know how to use it prior to training.
  • For staff who cannot download Zoom (eg Birmingham Children’s Trust Staff), it will not be necessary to download the Zoom program in order to attend the virtual session.”

When joining a Zoom call:

  • Join the call using a browser (internet explorer or Edge) – you must not download the Zoom software  
  • You must not transfer information to the group on the call (such as files etc.) via Zoom.
  • If this is a new partner you are working with you may need to consider if attendees are required to complete a confidentiality agreement (this is separate from the use of Zoom etc.)

It is very important that if you book a place but later cannot attend that you cancel your place at least 14 days before the event date.  This will enable the place to be offered to delegates on the waiting list and will avoid any non attendance charges being made to your organisation.  Cancellation requests outside of 14 days should be emailed to; 

Places Available:


Further Information:


Sarah Wigley Associates

Venue Details:


A link to join the meeting will be sent before the course start date.  (Please note you should check your junk email if you have not received the link by the day before the course).