Domestic Abuse Briefing: What Next? Using the Calderdale Multi-Agency Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment (DASH) Risk Assessment with Service Users
You are required to have an existing working knowledge about issues relating to Domestic Abuse or have undertaken training on Domestic Abuse at Intermediate Level (Domestic Abuse: What’s risk got to do with it?) in order to attend this workshop.
This two hour briefing follows on from the half day domestic abuse training and provides an opportunity to further develop your skills around recognising, understanding and responding to risk appropriately within your own agency; using the Calderdale multi-agency DASH risk assessment tool.
The briefing covers:
- Undertaking the DASH Risk Assessment with service users in a sensitive and appropriate way
- The use of professional judgement in assessing risk using the DASH Risk Assessment
- Identifying appropriate action to take on completion of the DASH including immediate safety planning, referral pathways to MARAC/DA Hub and into specialist Domestic Abuse Services
 No of referrals to MAST resulting in assessment; Outcomes for children
Planned Learning Outcomes
- Complete a DASH Risk Assessment appropriately with service users
- Apply the use of “professional judgement” when assessing risk
- Identify and manage risk safely.