Ep 003: Assessing Risk in Domestic Abuse
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The requirement for a stronger perpetrator focus, more robust legislation about coercive control, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme & non fatal strangulation beoming a stand alone offence. These & other important changes are becoming embedded & the action required on the ground is unprecedented.

The conversation I will share with you covers the changes & how the sector is managing it, how the changes are viewed. But fundamentally, the question about how risk assessment & how well it assists in preventing serious harm is a valid one.

Whether you are fully immersed in all that’s happening or an onlooker, this episode is for you.

The conversation relates to Domestic Homicide Reviews, but what is happening here touches Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review &  Safeguarding Adult Review work.

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About Donna: Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, CPD for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice.

About Viv: Vivien has worked in the field of Domestic Abuse for over 42 years. Her passion is driven by her best friend being assaulted at 21 yrs of age and being left in a waking coma for nearly 23 years before she died. She previously worked as a Company Secretary and started out her career with the Probation Service before starting a family. She campaigns for services on behalf of victims/survivors of abuse at local and national level. More recently she has been involved in advocating  work with those affected by early childhood trauma who perpetrate domestic abuse working on the Drive Project a partnership project between SafeLives, Respect and Social Finance, as a Practice Advisor.

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