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Dear Northumberland County Council,

I am requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) regarding the following:

1. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its social care staff to attend domestic abuse training on The Safe & Together Model? (As set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social workers April 2021).

2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, please tell us the number of staff in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this training as of 8th August 2022.

3. If the answer to question 1 is no, please tell us if your children’s services department has arranged for its social care staff to attend domestic abuse training on Women’s Aid Change That Lasts Programme? (As set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social workers April 2021).

4. If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your children’s services department has provided any other specific training to staff to deal with domestic abuse cases?

5. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please tell me the name of this training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory or optional?

6. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please also tell us the number of staff in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this training as of 8th August 2022?

7. If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your children’s services department has provided any other specific training to staff on Controlling and Coercive Behaviours (Coercive Control) to deal with domestic abuse cases?

8. If the answer to question 7 is yes, please tell me the name of this training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory or optional?

9. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its social care staff to attend training on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (and the Statutory Guidance July 2022)?

10. If the answer to question 9 is yes, please tell us the number of staff in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this training as of 8th August 2022.

Yours faithfully,

Out of his Control

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Domestic Abuse Training
 
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Dear Northumberland County Council,

I am requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)
regarding the following:

1. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its
social care staff to attend domestic abuse training on The Safe & Together
Model? (As set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social
workers April 2021).

2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, please tell us the number of staff
in this department, and by their job title,  that have attended this
training as of 8th August 2022.

3. If the answer to question 1 is no, please tell us if your children’s
services department has arranged for its social care staff to attend
domestic abuse training on Women’s Aid Change That Lasts Programme? (As
set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social workers
April 2021).

4. If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your
children’s services department has provided any other specific training to
staff to deal with domestic abuse cases?

5. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please tell me the name of this
training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory
or optional?

6. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please also tell us the number of
staff in this department, and by their job title,  that have attended this
training as of 8th August 2022?

7.  If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your
children’s services department has provided any other specific training to
staff on Controlling and Coercive Behaviours (Coercive Control) to deal
with domestic abuse cases?

8. If the answer to question 7 is yes, please tell me the name of this
training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory
or optional?

9. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its
social care staff to attend training on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (and
the Statutory Guidance July 2022)?

10. If the answer to question 9 is yes, please tell us the number of staff
in this department, and by their job title,  that have attended this
training as of 8th August 2022.

Yours faithfully,

Out of his Control

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Out of his Control

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Please accept my amended request below with full details included as requested.

I am requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) regarding the following:
1. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its social care staff to attend domestic abuse training on The Safe & Together Model? (As set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social workers April 2021).
2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, please tell us the number of staff in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this training as of 8th August 2022.
3. If the answer to question 1 is no, please tell us if your children’s services department has arranged for its social care staff to attend domestic abuse training on Women’s Aid Change That Lasts Programme? (As set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social workers April 2021).
4. If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your children’s services department has provided any other specific training to staff to deal with domestic abuse cases?
5. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please tell me the name of this training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory or optional?
6. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please also tell us the number of staff in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this training as of 8th August 2022?
7. If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your children’s services department has provided any other specific training to staff on Controlling and Coercive Behaviours (Coercive Control) to deal with domestic abuse cases?
8. If the answer to question 7 is yes, please tell me the name of this training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory or optional?
9. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its social care staff to attend training on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (and the Statutory Guidance July 2022)?
10. If the answer to question 9 is yes, please tell us the number of staff in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this training as of 8th August 2022.

Yours sincerely,
Tracy Thompson
Out of (His) Control
Twitter: @outofhiscontrol

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 11222   

Dear Enquirer, 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to domestic
abuse training. 

 

Right of Access 

 

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled. 

 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and 

 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him. 

 

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it. 

 

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions. 

 

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the attached and following information in
response. 

 

1. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its
social care staff to attend domestic abuse training on The Safe & Together
Model? (As set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social
workers April 2021). 
 

No, not at the current time 

 
2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, please tell us the number of staff
in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this
training as of 8th August 2022. 
 

N/A 

 
3. If the answer to question 1 is no, please tell us if your children’s
services department has arranged for its social care staff to attend
domestic abuse training on Women’s Aid Change That Lasts Programme? (As
set out in the BASW England: Domestic Abuse Guidance for social workers
April 2021). 
 

No, not at this current time 

 

4. If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your
children’s services department has provided any other specific training to
staff to deal with domestic abuse cases? 

 

Yes, we provide training that is part of a Northumbria Wide Programme,
involving all six Local Authorities 

See attached  

 
5. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please tell me the name of this
training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory
or optional? 
 

see attached  

 

Recognising and Responding to Domestic Abuse: An Introduction -
E-Learning  

The Impact of Domestic Abuse (Level 1) - Classroom based 

Domestic Abuse: Ask and Action (Level 2) 

Domestic Abuse: Trusted Professional Training (Level 3) 

Child to Parent Violence (CPVA) 

Change Star 

Managing and Supervising Social Care Staff working with Domestic Abuse 

  

6. If the answer to question 4 is yes, please also tell us the number of
staff in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this
training as of 8th August 2022? 
 

see attached  

 
This training is offered on a multi-agency basis and therefore the
attendance is not limited to just children's services staff 
 

7. If the answer to questions 1 and 3 is no, please tell us if your
children’s services department has provided any other specific training to
staff on Controlling and Coercive Behaviours (Coercive Control) to deal
with domestic abuse cases? 
 

Controlling and Coercive behaviours is not offered as a separate training
offer, but is embedded into our Domestic Abuse Training, Levels 1,2 and 3 

 

8. If the answer to question 7 is yes, please tell me the name of this
training, how it was delivered, it’s duration and whether it was mandatory
or optional? 
 

N/A 

 

9. Has Northumberland Children’s Services department arranged for its
social care staff to attend training on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (and
the Statutory Guidance July 2022)? 
 

This was provided to staff as separate briefings around the DA Act 2021
and we have produced a 7 min guide for staff to access and use 

 

10. If the answer to question 9 is yes, please tell us the number of staff
in this department, and by their job title, that have attended this
training as of 8th August 2022. 
 

As this was not formal training and consisted of briefing sessions for
staff, we did not record attendance. 

 

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