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Course details

Course Info

There is increasing awareness that a significant proportion of service
users are suffering from the effects of trauma, resulting from
experiencing events such as childhood abuse, adult assault, neglect,
domestic abuse, discrimination, modern-day slavery or the impacts of
pandemic, war or terrorist events.

The effects of trauma can range from poor resilience to complex mental
health issues and a higher likelihood of issues with substance use,
gaining and maintaining employment, parenting and involvement with
the criminal justice system. For workers in the field an understanding of
the impact of trauma, on a service users’ presentation, behaviour and
potential recovery journey, is vital. Trauma-informed practice provides a
range of tools and approaches that can help to support individual
outcomes as well as guiding a service approach.

An added layer of complexity is the relationship between Trauma and
Safeguarding and Trauma and Capacity. The impact of Trauma can make
it challenging to effectively assess a person’s capacity to protect
themselves and/or make decisions in relation to their care and support
needs and to decide if or when it may be necessary to act and/or refer to
the Court of Protection.

This one-day course introduces and provides the opportunity to improve
practitioner understanding of the impact of trauma and the concepts
behind trauma-informed practice, some of the tools for practice and also
the Case Law available in relation to Trauma, Safeguarding and Capacity.

Course Outcomes

• An understanding of what Trauma is, what may trigger it and how to
recognise it
• An increased understanding of the impact of trauma on an individual’s
emotional and social health and well-being.
• Knowledge of the key messages, data and evidence-base underpinning
trauma-informed approaches.
• An understanding of the principles, values and key models
underpinning the trauma-informed approach.
• An opportunity to apply trauma-informed tools to the practice context.
• An opportunity to examine Case Law related to this complex area.
• An opportunity to critically reflect on own practice and identify
developments that supports a trauma-informed approach.

Course length
One day virtual
Knowledge and Skills Framework
KSS 4 - Safeguarding KSS 5 - Mental capacity KSS 6 - Effective assessments and outcome based support planning KSS 7 - Direct work with individuals and families
Professional Capability Framework
PCF1-Professionalism PCF5-Knowledge PCF 7-Skills and Intervention
Target group

Desirable training for Social Workers, OT’s and Social Care Practitioners




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