Presentation on theme: "Update on Barnardos domestic violence work in London"— Presentation transcript:
1 Update on Barnardos domestic violence work in London Presenter : Vivienne Springer(Lead Domestic Violence Learning and Development consultant)Tel:
2 ObjectivesAgree that there is more to the Domestic Violence Risk Identification Matrix model than just the matrix;Know the scope of our current work;Know what the challenges are to our work;Know what is working; andKnow some of the new initiatives that have evolved from the rolling out of this model.
3 Development Packages Multi Agency Awareness Briefing 2) Initial Assessment3) Core Training & Mentoring4) Safety Planning
4 SCOPE 14 London Boroughs Barking and Dagenham Barnet Brent Bromley CroydonEnfieldGreenwichHammersmith & FulhamLambethHaringeyHarrowSuttonTower HamletsWaltham Forest
5 Types of work Presentations of the model to stakeholders; Consultations including responding to enquiries as how the model is working in other places;Delivery of the full or parts of the model;Evaluations; andFollow up developmental work.
6 Break down of work to date 6 the full model;2 part of the model;1 Training for Trainers;2 are getting ready to buy full and part; and3 consultations only.
7 Challenges of embedding model in partnership with LSCBs Competing needs;National campaigns that don’t address the whole;Assessments based on resources as oppose to needs;Low representations from faith groups;The confidence of practitioners to intervene early;The confidence of practitioner to safety plan with mother and child;Working towards promoting a workforce of social workers trained in working with domestic violence;Securing interest and commitment across a Borough at senior level; andKeeping the momentum.
8 What is working Presentation to Local Safeguarding Children Board; Formation of steering group;Ownership and commitment from the higher levels of the organisations;Promoting a child focused agenda;Integrated CAF system with an active CAF Co-ordinator;Worker’s good working knowledge and ownership of the MARAC system;Multi-agency ownership and commitment; andHealthy directives and support from managers for staff to attend and follow through training.
9 What’s new Accredited Training for Trainers; PQ Award at Specialist and Masters level with Kingston University; andPublication.
10 Outcomes of the Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Model Increased staff awareness and understanding of the dynamics of DV and the risks it poses;An improvement in Social workers ability to respond more effectively;Increased safety measures for children and young people;Non-abusing parent will be more aware of the risks;
11 More Outcomes More accurate risk assessments - core and initial; More children needing support, will be identified;Children/ YP and the non-abusive parent skilled up; andParallel domestic violence risk assessment process alongside adult risk assessment– MARAC, SPECCS and CAADA assessment.
12 Suggestions Two Boroughs buying into one programme Regular conference calling - Q&A sessions on how the model is going in other Boroughs