Our Coercion and Control Enquiry (CACE) Training Course introduces delegates to the CACE Form; a simple tool practitioners can use to identify coercive control and to support them to make and write their assessments.

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About the training

Coercive control is a better indicator of risk than physical violence, but identifying this behaviour is an area that practitioners can find difficult to recognise and record. The triennial review of Serious Case Reviews (May 2016) stated that practitioners are not always rigorous in assessing and following through on all identified risks of domestic abuse and that there is sometimes little analysis of risks of harm. Rock Pool want to support practitioners to reduce the risk of harm domestic abuse causes for children and young people.

Who should attend

Domestic abuse workers, social workers, family support workers, neighbourhood teams, early help workers, youth offending teams, voluntary sector workers, police, police support staff, housing sector workers, health professionals, any professional that takes part in a MARAC, and other front-line care professionals.

About Coercion and Control Enquiry Training

Rock Pool’s training courses use a trauma-informed psycho educational model. We facilitate a safe space to ensure learning and promote collaboration. Our training is designed to be strengths based and skills building. We believe that by giving individuals knowledge we enable them to better understand and deal with their previous experiences.

The CACE training course increases the delegates’ understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse. It introduces delegates to the CACE Form which they can use to identify coercive control. Both elements can support delegates to make intelligence-based decisions on the application of appropriate thresholds and the right level and type of intervention needed. The CACE Form can be used to aid discussion with both parents/responsible adults.

This one day training course is for up to 25 delegates per session, enabling you to train multiple staff in a single session, and is delivered direct to your organisation, on a day of your choice.

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  • To raise delegate awareness and their understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour
  • Increase knowledge of delegates to identify situational violence, victim resistance and respond appropriately
  • Explore the benefits of comprehensive assessment of the family dynamics and coercive control in terms of support, safety planning and safeguarding
  • Review and analyse the information and intelligence gathered from assessment to enable practitioners and clients to make informed choices about the family’s safety and ability to safeguard children

Topics covered

  • Assessing coercive control
  • Johnsons typology
  • Characteristics of perpetrators
  • Asking difficult questions
  • Introduction to CACE Form
  • Using CACE Form to inform risk management, safety planning and safeguarding
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  • Delegates will understand the benefits of a comprehensive assessment of family dynamics where there is domestic abuse and coercive control
  • Delegates will have increased knowledge of situational couple violence and violent resistance
  • Delegates will understand how comprehensive assessment supports safety planning decisions and be able to provide appropriate intervention
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“A really engaging facilitator with a wealth of experience to share with us. [I was] really impressed.”

Course Delegate

“Great training and of the view that it would be beneficial for all frontline workers to complete as it provides a high level of information about perpetrator behaviours.”

Course Delegate

This training event will be delivered by a sector expert who can bring genuine insight to the training room. The trainer will have significant senior management experience in Children Social Care or the Police. All delegates will receive a memory stick with the CACE Form and all course handouts. This will include tip sheets that can be used to support embedding practice.

Please note as this is a bespoke course you will need to provide the training venue and any refreshments. You would also need to provide the administration to advertise and book people on the courses, use of flip chart and projector.

Cancellation Policy
The customer may cancel a training course provided that written notice is given to the supplier at least 28 days before the first training date.
If the notice to cancel is provided less than 28 days before the first training date, no refund will be made to the customer.
If the notice to cancel is provided more than 28 days before the first training date, 100% of the charges will be refunded to the customer.

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