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Effective and appropriate screening and assessment of mediation suitability is paramount in ensuring safe and positive outcomes in mediation. We are pleased to offer this industry leading course with expert trainer Adrianne Cox.


  • Date: 17/02/2022 09:30
  • Location: Online Event

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Effective Screening and assessment for Domestic Abuse: 5 CPD Points
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Description

Course objective

Effective and appropriate screening and assessment of mediation suitability is paramount in ensuring safe and positive outcomes in mediation. Research carried out by Anne Barlow and colleagues in ‘Creating Paths to Family Justice’ in 2017 found that “inadequate screening may lead to traumatic mediation experiences and / or unfair or dangerous outcomes.” This was again highlighted in the Assessment of Risk from Harm report published in June 2020.

This course will provide participants with skills to carry out more effective screening for domestic abuse, ensuring, as far as possible, that assessment is made so that only clients that are suited to the mediation process proceed to mediation. It will highlight perpetrator tactics, the impact of domestic abuse on the victim/survivor and consider how to tell the difference between abuse and high conflict. The course will highlight different risk assessment tools and consider which type of questions are most likely to help the client share their experience. There will be time for discussion and sharing of experiences throughout the day.

The course will run from 9.30 to 16.00

Who is this course for?

This course is for mediators of all levels. Depending on previous experience or knowledge, the course will either provide the mediator with new knowledge, information and skills or if the mediator has been practicing for many years, the course will provide an opportunity for discussion, sharing experience and to reflect on existing skills.

Course content

  • Exercises to encourage a deeper understanding of domestic abuse in the mediation context
  • Presentation of relevant research to support your practice
  • Sharing of information about different risk assessment tools
  • Sharing of information about impact of domestic abuse on victims/survivors and their children
  • Sharing of useful questions, approaches and strategies to assist mediators with their assessment of suitability
  •  Case study/role play/ fish bowl exercises (depending on time) to develop risk assessment skills
  • Supporting clients where decision of not suitable has been made
  • Group discussions to help support best practice