Webinar – Home Office Domestic Homicide Review Training – Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse

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Purpose of the bespoke qualification and who it’s for

The role of the Independent Chair and Author to oversee DHRs was established as a statutory requirement in the Multi-agency Statutory Guidance for the Conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews (2016). This qualification aims to equip learners with the required range of skills and knowledge to competently Chair a DHR, constructively engage with relevant agencies, family and friends of the deceased, and facilitate impactful learning amongst agencies to better safeguard victims of abuse.

Structure of delivery

To achieve the Certificate in Chairing a Domestic Homicide Review learners must achieve credits from the three mandatory units. Learners are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutor/assessors.

The qualification will be delivered over 4 classroom days, usually spread over 2 weeks, normally online via the Zoom platform. Learners will be required to undertake additional self-study, using the workbook provided, of approximately 16 hours, outside of the classroom allocated days.

Entry requirements

The qualification is suitable for those already working as DHR Chairs, or those wishing to become DHR Chairs who can demonstrate they hold the expectations as outlined in the the Multi-agency Statutory Guidance for the Conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews (paragraph 39).

The qualification is suitable for learners aged 18+.

Cost

This course is currently funded by the Home Office so is free to the learner. We do recommend, however, that learners join the DHR Network for ongoing CPD opportunities, for which there is a cost.

Prioritisation

Due to anticipated high demand for this course, the following criteria will be applied to applications for each course:

First priority – Active DHR Chairs who have not previously completed AAFDA’s training for DHR Chairs.
Second priority – Active DHR Chairs who have not completed AAFDA’s training for DHR Chairs in the last five years.
Third priority – Active DHR Chairs who have previously completed AAFDA’s training for DHR Chairs.
Fourth priority – New DHR Chairs.

Application process

Applicants should complete the form linked here

Once completed, the form will be assessed by the training team and places will be allocated according to the prioritisation list and course availability.

Once a place has been allocated learners will be sent a link enabling them to book their place.

Completion of the course

Once learners have successfully completed the course, including the workbook assessment, they will receive certification from London OCN.

With their permission, they will also be added to the AAFDA Accredited DHR Chair register which will be shared with Community Safety Partnerships.

Failure to complete the course

If learners are unable to complete the course, they will be given opportunity to retake the missing elements, within reason.

Failure to pass the course

If learners fail to pass assessment on any element of the course, they will be given opportunity to resubmit work to enable them to pass the element up to a maximum of three times.

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