Domestic Abuse & Family Court

Domestic Abuse & Family Court

Level 3 – 2 hr Online Workshop


This session looks at the different roles of both Criminal Courts and Family Courts when it comes to domestic abuse.  The session explores the lived experience of those that have been on a journey through the family courts and the challenges they face.  legislation that underpins family court proceedings, the role of CAFCASS and how Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse may disrupt family court proceedings.

Aims and objectives:

  • To build understanding on the role of both criminal and family court.
  • To build understanding of the challenges victim/survivors and their children face
  • To explore the different legislation that underpins family court proceedings
  • To explore the challenges and lived experiences of family court proceedings.

This session is co-delivered by Lucy Whittaker, Founding Director of Alpha Vesta and Kate Young, a former child protection lawyer and Founder of The Safeguarding Association.

This course is designed for anyone living and working within and across the community however is ideal for those working with children and young people, in health settings, youth work and community organisations.  It is also ideal for social workers, police and local authorities who wish to broaden their understanding of domestic abuse and its impact.

Ticket Options:

  • General Admission (Free) All attendees are requested to register individually to ensure attendance is recorded for those working towards one of our CPD accreditations and to ensure receipt of the supporting handbook after the session.


Online via Zoom

    Lucy Whittaker

    Lucy Whittaker

    The Safeguarding Association
    Kate Young

    Kate Young

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