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Domestic Abuse Champions Training

Research tells us that victims can go to as many as five agencies before they find appropriate help, advice and support.  By having Domestic Abuse (DA) Champions in many agencies the aim is to dramatically reduce this number and provide a more joined up approach. In order to work effectively with victims and to ensure their safety, professionals need to have a common understanding of the issues and have the ability to co-ordinate their efforts and work more efficiently. We need to disseminate a good understanding of domestic violence among professionals in all agencies in a way that ensures that the information is of a good quality and up to date.

The Champion is seen as the lead for domestic abuse issues within their agency or unit and acts as the contact in and out of that unit/agency. They will be able to advise their colleagues on management of individual cases and ensure that they are aware of and have access to local resources and support. Champions will understand how other Champions can assist in supporting, helping and advising a victim of domestic abuse and their dependants.

Contact Rachel Axtell on rachel.axtell@slough.gov.uk to train as a Domestic Abuse Champion in Slough

Who to contact

Name
Rachel Axtell
Position
Domestic Abuse - Coordinator, Slough Borough Council
Email
rachel.axtell@slough.gov.uk
Website
Domestic Abuse Champions Training

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations