Children experiencing domestic violence: key steps to changing outcomes

17 October

Birmingham
PRICE

Speakers

Start

October 17, 2019 - 9:30 am

End

October 17, 2019 - 3:45 pm

Address

etc Venues Maple House 150 Corporation Street Birmingham B4 6TB   View map



Experiencing domestic abuse refers to children who live in a household where there is domestic abuse between other family members, typically between parents, but sometimes from older siblings to parents. It also includes teenagers who experience direct abuse within their own intimate relationships.

About 1 in 5 children have experienced domestic abuse, which may make it more likely that those children will also experience other forms of vulnerability and disadvantage. These include poor sleeping patterns, behaviour ‘disorders’, difficulty coping with education, and mental health problems. A higher than average number will enter foster or residential care, and may be at greater risk of becoming involved in gangs, child sexual exploitation, and crime.

There is a lack of early support for children and families where domestic abuse is judged not sufficient to warrant formal intervention. There are also real barriers to children and families seeking help for domestic abuse, based on a fear that social services will take the children into care.

The challenges faced by young people who experience domestic violence in their own intimate relationships can also lead to additional  vulnerabilities and the impacts of trauma can be long-lasting.

How, then, can the emotional and resource costs of domestic abuse experienced by children and young people be tackled? Where do potential intervention opportunities lie? What examples do we have of approaches which have worked?

This learning day will consider:

  • The lived experience of children and young people who are affected by domestic violence
  • How domestic violence can impact on a child’s behaviour
  • How domestic violence is a form of trauma with potentially life long impacts
  • What are the indicators that a child is living with domestic violence and how services can recognise and respond to these?
  • How do service providers overcome the barriers to reaching those children?
  • How early help can dramatically improve outcomes, including examples and case studies
  • How will the new domestic abuse bill recognise and support children who have experienced domestic violence?
  • Other essential support including priority for moving school and access to counselling

About 1 in 5 children have experienced domestic abuse, which may make it more likely that those children will also experience other forms of vulnerability and disadvantage. These include poor sleeping patterns, behaviour ‘disorders’, difficulty coping with education, and mental health problems. A higher than average number will enter foster or residential care, and may be at greater risk of becoming involved in gangs, child sexual exploitation, and crime.

How, then, can the emotional and resource costs of domestic abuse experienced by children and young people be tackled? Where do potential intervention opportunities lie? What examples do we have of approaches which have worked?

This learning day will consider:

  • The lived experience of children and young people who are affected by domestic violence
  • How domestic violence can impact on a child’s behaviour
  • How domestic violence is a form of trauma with potentially life long impacts
  • What are the indicators that a child is living with domestic violence and how services can recognise and respond to these?
  • How do service providers overcome the barriers to reaching those children?
  • How early help can dramatically improve outcomes, including examples and case studies
  • How will the new domestic abuse bill recognise and support children who have experienced domestic violence?
  • Other essential support including priority for moving school and access to counselling

Agenda (subject to change)

9.30 – 10.00

Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome and introduction to the day

10.10 – 11.20

The forms and impact of domestic abuse on children and young people

  • children’s lived experience of domestic abuse
  • potential impact – short and long term
  • links between domestic abuse in families, and domestic abuse in teenage intimate relationships
  • indicators that a child or young person is living with domestic violence

 

11.20 – 11.45

Coffee break

11.45 – 12.45

Foundations for responding to the needs of children who experience domestic abuse

  • overcoming the barriers to reaching those children
  • working with other family members, and with other agencies
  • differentiating between family abuse and teenage intimate relationship abuse

12.45 – 1.35

Lunch

1.35 – 2.35

Practical approaches to addressing domestic abuse experienced by children and young people

  • the importance of early intervention
  • case studies and examples of approaches – children who experience family abuse
  • case studies and examples of approaches – teenage intimate relationships
  • Resources available

2.35 – 2.50

Quick break – collect tea and snacks

2.50 – 3.45

Opportunities and challenges

  • Making structural changes at local level, including priority moving school
  • The likely impact of the new Domestic Abuse Bill

3.45

Final questions and close of day

  • Children’s services
  • Adoption and fostering professionals
  • Family and parent support services
  • Schools
  • Educational psychologists
  • Missing from school professionals
  • Police
  • Domestic abuse professionals
  • Professionals with responsibility for safeguarding in the NHS
  • Other professionals with responsibility for domestic abuse
  • Charities which work with children and young people

Delegate fee:

 £130 + VAT = £156

*Team of 3 (3rd person attends for half price) £325 + VAT = £390

*Team of 5 (5th person attends for free) £520 + VAT = £624

ring 0115 916 3104 for details.

 

Included in the delegate package:

  • Delegate pack
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments available throughout the day

 

Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellations received up to and including 26 September 2019 will be refunded in full less an administration fee of 25%. Cancellations received after this date will be liable for payment in full.

*Team bookings are non-cancellable but substitute delegates will always be accepted.

The full invoice amount will remain payable if you fail to attend the event, however, substitute delegates will be accepted up until, and including, the day of the event.

CANCELLATIONS SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING TO conferences@ccclimited.org.uk AND WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY RETURN.

 

Confirmation of booking:

Your booking will be confirmed by email where possible (and by fax or post otherwise), and you will be provided with directions to the venue and details on nearby hotel accommodation. If you do not receive such acknowledgement, please contact Central Conference Consultants Ltd on 0115 916 3104.

The training will take place in Birmingham City Centre:

etc Venues

Maple House

150 Corporation Street

Birmingham

B4 6TB

Venue telephone – 0121 212 8200

Directions can be found on the venue website

https://www.etcvenues.co.uk/venues/maple-house

New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street train stations are all a few minutes away from the venue

Car parking

Birmingham High Street NCP (also known & signposted as Albert Street NCP), postcode B4 7L

Birmingham Londonderry House NCP, on Dalton Street, postcode B4 7LX

(Maple House has reduced rates agreed at both these car parks – contact the venue for daily tariffs and discounted rates.  Parking subject to availability)

Accommodation: 

The venue has a map on its website showing hotels close by.

https://www.hotelmap.com/map/pro/https://www.hotelmap.com/map/pro/M63ME#search