This 1-day virtual interactive course is designed to assist social workers with the knowledge and skills to be able to provide appropriate support, guidance, and advice to those who will need to seek protection through criminal, civil or family courts.
Delivered by a lawyer-trainer, who is subject matter expert in all matters relating to domestic abuse, delegates will learn the differences between the legal frameworks, evidential tests and court procedure between the criminal and family courts.
The course will help identify which applications, remedies and orders can be sought from each court and what they provide by way of safeguarding to the victims of domestic abuse. Delegates will consider the increased risk of harm within the home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
KEY LEARNING POINTS
- Identify the current relevant legal framework as well as the new legislative changes coming into force under the Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 alongside the 9 new measure to be enacted
- Distinguish between the evidential tests that have to be met within the criminal and family courts
- Domestic Abuse and how it relates to Threshold
- Identify what constitutes best evidence to enable a court to make ‘findings of fact’
- How to assistant litigants in presenting and preparing evidence both with Private Law legislation and under Care Proceedings
- Practical application, procedure and remedies in relation to all areas of domestic abuse including exclusion of perpetrators
- Breaches and enforcement
- Contact and domestic abuse