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Specialist Subject Syllabus

Specialist Subject Syllabus

Local training continues to form an important way of ensuring that professionals are appropriately skilled to work with those affected by violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The National Training Framework outlines the basic requirements which training delivered locally (by local services, through Community Safety Partnerships or within Local Authorities or Health Boards) must meet.

The following subjects currently have learning units in place and more units will be added over time (external links):

  1. Understanding Domestic Abuse, Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and Risk
  2. Understanding Human Trafficking and Slavery
  3. Understanding Children and Young People’s Experiences of VAWDASV
  4. Understanding Domestic Abuse
  5. Understanding Sexual Violence
  6. Understanding Violence against Women and Girls
  7. Understanding Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) and Equality and Diversity
  8. Understanding VAWDASV and Working with Individuals with Co-Existing Multiple Support Needs
  9. Understanding and Responding to Human Trafficking and Slavery
  10. Understanding Female Genital Mutilation
  11. Understanding Forced Marriage
  12. Understanding Honour Based Violence
  13. Understanding No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)
  14. Understanding Sexual Violence against Men
  15. Understanding Sexual Violence against Women

The units outline the minimum requirements of training on the title subject for local delivery.  

Each unit has been accredited by Agored Cymru and where the training is offered by an accredited centre, the learner can also gain accredited credits at the level described on each unit.

Further information will be uploaded on this page as it becomes available.

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Find relevant guidance and information on the VAWDASV Act.

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