This hands-on 1-day course will improve professionals’ confidence and knowledge in dealing with dual-allegations of domestic abuse, and identifying the primary perpetrator. 

It can be difficult and stressful when practitioners are faced with dual-allegations of domestic abuse, or perpetrators presenting to support services as victims. We have seen increased demand and interest in this area recently from frontline domestic abuse practitioners, and we have responded to this training need within the sector by designing this targeted one-day training course.

This training is interactive, and uses a range of media, practical exercises, and discussion to give participants a toolkit of skills and knowledge based on evidence-based practice and recent theory. 

This training will equip participants with a thorough understanding of domestic abuse dynamics, perpetrator presentations, typologies of domestic abuse , and increase their confidence in encouraging and supporting best practice in multi-agency work where dual-allegations are involved.

By attending this training, learners will:

  • Gain confidence in working with dual-allegations
  • Become confident in understanding the impact of wrongly identifying the primary perpetrator
  • Be able to identify the primary perpetrator during assessments
  • Gain an understanding of the different presentations and typologies of DA
  • Be confident in advocating and encouraging professionals to hold perpetrators to account
  • Understanding the dynamics and intentionality of domestic abuse
    Understand the impact of gender norms on experience of DA and DA perpetration

Who this course is for

This course is perfect for domestic abuse professionals such as IDVAs or MARAC coordinators, or people who are experienced in working with domestic abuse, and who would like more confidence in identifying the primary perpetrator at assessment or in multi-agency meetings, and understanding complex domestic abuse dynamics.


28 September 2023 (9.30 – 16.00)

Participants must attend the entire day to complete training and to receive a certificate


Online, via Zoom 


Respect member

Credit/debit card payment: £158 (£126.40 + VAT) 
Manual payment instruction: £166 (a 5% surcharge for administration time applies - payment must be received before the training starts)


Credit/debit card payment:  £231 (£184.40 + VAT) 
Manual payment instruction:  £243 (a 5% surcharge for administration time applies - payment must be received before the training starts) 

Payment must be received before the training starts

Cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel training tickets you have booked, you understand that the following cancellation terms apply:

Cancellation within one week of the training date: Full charge
Cancellation within two weeks of the training date: 50% charge
Cancellation within one month of the training date: 25% charge

Please note that we are not able to hold places for members of staff before payment is received.

If you wish to pay manually, or if you have any queries, please email [email protected]

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Respect is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1141636, in Scotland, number SC051284 and a company, number 7582438. Registered address: VAI Second Floor, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
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