Domestic abuse practitioners
There is a great deal of multi-agency work being carried out in Bracknell Forest.
Bracknell Forest domestic abuse forum
The Bracknell Forest domestic abuse forum is a group of professionals from a number of both statutory and voluntary services, who collectively aim to increase awareness and services to those affected by domestic abuse.
The forum aims to identify and promote good practice, ensuring that agencies know about each other and provide them with the opportunity to develop a multi-agency strategy aimed at reducing the level of domestic abuse in the borough of Bracknell Forest.
The domestic abuse forum leads on delivering actions outlined in the domestic abuse work plan.
In order to identify and support someone experiencing domestic abuse, it is key that local professionals, whether working in a statutory or voluntary agency, are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills.
There are various training events available for professionals working in this field:
- introduction to domestic abuse training
- MARAC (multi agency risk assessment) and DASH (domestic abuse, stalking, harassment and honour based violence) risk indicator checklist training
The practitioners guide to domestic abuse (PDF, 2932kb) provides local practitioners with information and contact details for support agencies. This guide is maintained by the Berkshire East domestic abuse co-ordinator.
A quarterly domestic abuse newsletter (PDF, 343kb) is also produced which contains up-to-date local and national information.