AAFDA has over a decade of experience advocating for families after the homicide, suicide or unexplained death of their family member or friend, following domestic abuse.

Our training:

  • Deals with the grey areas and is highly interactive.
  • Shares best practice led by the latest research.
  • Links to real cases and includes input from family members who recently completed the Domestic Homicide Review journey.
  • Covers the process including the quality assurance of published reviews.
  • Shares best practice around working with families.

AAFDA Trainers

Frank Mullane, MBE (AAFDA CEO) and Sarah Dangar (AAFDA’s Deputy CEO & Operations Manager) will lead these sessions with presentations from other professional and family member guest speakers.

With their specialist knowledge they will draw upon:

  • Experience from quality assuring c.800 DHRs for the Home Office.
  • Working with hundreds of families in DHRs.
  • The 2016 Home Office Statutory Guidance (AAFDA contributed much of the changes in this guidance, including elements of the scope of DHRs and the model for how families should be treated).

Frank Mullane is a Home Office accredited Chair of DHRs and a ‘reader’ in which role he advises the Home Office quality assurance panel. AAFDA also sits on this panel. Frank has been published many times in this area and travels internationally speaking about this subject and helps other jurisdictions to develop DHR methodologies.

Sarah Dangar has been working in the sector for over ten years and oversees all AAFDA casework. In 2019, Sarah presented a workshop in Oslo at the European Conference on Domestic Abuse on challenges in the reviewing of domestic abuse related suicide and unexplained deaths. She was recently awarded a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to examine non- homicide domestic abuse death reviews. She will be travelling to Australia and the USA.

DHRs: Being an Effective Panel Member

£40 per person, via Zoom

 By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • describe the DHR process and how and when families could engage with the review.
  • appreciate the roles and responsibilities of panel members.
  • recognise best practice in working with families to ensure that they are integral to reviews.

To Book, please click on the date you wish to attend below:

Dates:

 

17th June 2021, 10am – 12.30pm

   21st October 2021, 10am – 12.30pm

14th July 2021, 12 – 2.30pm

23rd February 2022, 10am – 12.30pm

Reviewing DA Related Suicides & Unexplained Deaths

£50 per person, via Zoom

 Join AAFDA for a webinar session focused on reviewing domestic abuse related suicide and unexplained deaths.  We will be joined by AAFDA Operations Manager/Deputy CEO Sarah Dangar, a family bereaved by domestic abuse related suicide and DHR Chairs with experience in conducting these reviews.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the Panel.

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • appreciate the prevalence of domestic abuse related suicide and unexplained deaths.
  • value the experience of a family bereaved by suicide after domestic abuse.
  • identify instances where a domestic homicide review is appropriate.
  • compare academic literature on suicide following domestic abuse.
  • recognise the challenges faced for families, advocates and DHR chairs when reviewing suicide or unexplained death following domestic abuse.

To Book, please click on the date you wish to attend below:

Dates:

 

19th May 2021, 10am – 12.30pm

25th January 2022, 10am – 12.30pm

22nd September 2021, 10am – 12.30pm

 

DHR Chair Training

CPD Accredited

£700 per person, via Zoom

 Led by Home Office accredited DHR Chair, and AAFDA’s CEO Frank Mullane, MBE. With presentations from five external speakers including professors from Oxford University and Gloucestershire University.

 By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) process.
  • Define the responsibilities of a DHR Chair.
  • Describe the principles underpinning DHRs.
  • Recognise the importance of accurate narrative.
  • Explain the Quality Assurance process.
  • Form new professional relationships & networking opportunities.

Dates:

 

Course 1

Session 1

26th April 2021

9.15am – 4pm

 

Session 2

27th April 2021

9.15am – 3.30pm

 

Session 3

30th April 2021

9.15am – 3pm

 

Course 2

Session 1

19th July 2021

9.15am – 4pm

 

Session 2

20th July 2021

9.15am – 3.30pm

 

Session 3

23rd July 2021

9.15am – 3pm

 

Course 3

Session 1

18th October 2021

9.15am – 4pm

 

Session 2

19th October 2021

9.15am – 3.30pm

 

Session 3

22nd October 2021

9.15am – 3pm

To book DHR Chair Training, please email training@aafda.org.uk

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