Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence



Enhance your knowledge of gender-based violence and the forms of domestic abuse

Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone.

Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising and helping victims of violent and abusive relationships.

On this course, you’ll address the role of gender in domestic violence and learn to recognise the various forms of violence and abuse.

You’ll reflect on the impact of domestic violence and understand your responsibilities as a health or social care worker.

By the end of this course, you’ll feel more confident to help support domestic violence victims and survivors.

This course is designed for health and social care professionals, including nurses, doctors, family support workers, and community workers.

The course will also appeal to lawyers, school teachers, police, and anyone familiar with victims of domestic violence.

This course has been designed to help practitioners who work with victims of domestic violence and abuse to provide effective support. We regret that we are unable to provide direct support to victims in this course.


  • Gender and Gender-Based Violence
    • Would you walk home alone at night?
    • What is gender?
    • Forms of domestic violence and abuse
    • Why doesn't she leave?
  • Recognising Domestic Violence and Abuse
    • How prevalent is domestic violence and abuse?
    • The impact of domestic violence and abuse
    • Recognising the signs
    • Why doesn't she leave?
  • Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence
    • Talking to victims
    • Practical advice
    • Working in partnership with others
    • Moving forwards


Taught by Parveen Ali

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 Free Online Course


 Paid Certificate Available

 3 weeks long, 3 hours a week

 Self Paced