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Learn to recognise the signs of domestic violence and support domestic violence survivors as a health or social care worker with Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence at FutureLearn.

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Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone.

Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising and helping victims of violent and abusive relationships.

Key facts:

On Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence at FutureLearn , you’ll address the role of gender in domestic violence and learn to recognise the various forms of violence and abuse.

You’ll reflect on the impact of domestic violence and understand your responsibilities as a health or social care worker.

By the end of this course, you’ll feel more confident to help support domestic violence victims and survivors.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Gender and gender role expectations
  • Forms of domestic violence and abuse (DVA)
  • The prevalence of DVA around the world
  • Factors that influence violence
  • The impact on victims, families and children
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of DVA
  • Talking to victims
  • Safety planning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is designed for health and social care professionals, including nurses, doctors, family support workers, and community workers.
  • The course will also appeal to lawyers, school teachers, police, and anyone familiar with victims of domestic violence.
  • This course has been designed to help practitioners who work with victims of domestic violence and abuse to provide effective support. We regret that we are unable to provide direct support to victims in this course.

Tuition Fee

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.

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  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible


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