Domestic Abuse Board Training Competency Framework

The Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) framework can help organisations ensure their staff have appropriate domestic violence and abuse training, commensurate with their role. Correct training will give those working with victims, families and perpetrators the confidence to provide an appropriate response to disclosures ensuring that the victim/survivors and perpetrators will be supported and signposted to suitable services, increasing safety.

The framework can be used to:

• ensure that staff are competent and confident in responding appropriately and sympathetically to victims of domestic violence and abuse, in order to increase the safety of victims and their families  • facilitate continuing educational development on an individual level

• help managers and individual staff to review their strengths and identify gaps in their competency to highlight their specific training and development needs • inform the design , development and delivery of education and training  • support professionals locally by providing a consistent framework of knowledge and standards to help recruitment and selection • produce policies and procedures

For support in commissioning training please see the ESCB/ESAB Monitoring and Evaluating Learning and Development Toolkit.