Risk assessment and risk indicator training

Who this course is for

This is a full day face-to-face or half day virtual MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference) and DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Abuse) Risk Identification Checklist training course.

This course is for multi-agency professionals, community organisations and individuals working within Bracknell Forest and:

  • have day to day contact with anyone affected by domestic abuse
  • have day to day contact with members of the public where disclosure of domestic abuse may take place

The training is suitable for those working with both adults and children at all levels. 

Before taking this course you should have a good understanding of domestic abuse issues. Introduction to domestic abuse or other safeguarding training are suitable options.

Course content

This full day face-to-face or half day virtual course builds the confidence and skills of frontline practitioners and staff in responding to victims of domestic abuse.

This course will enable you to:

  • understand risk assessment in domestic abuse
  • explore agency responsibility in relation to risk identification, assessment and management
  • know how to complete a Domestic Abuse, Stalking Harassment and Honour Based Abuse (DASH) Risk Identification Checklist
  • feel more confident to work with victims of domestic abuse in a safety focused way
  • be aware of the role of the Independent Domestic Violence Advocate
  • understand how to refer into the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC), its processes and the importance of proportionate information sharing and co-ordinated action planning
  • gain knowledge of local and national relevant support services
  • understand how this learning may impact on their own work situation

Course details

This training will be delivered by Sophie Wing-King, Domestic Abuse Strategic Lead and Emma Gavin, Domestic Abuse Coordinator, Children's Social Care.


  • virtual sessions 9:30am to 1pm
  • face-to-face sessions 10am to 4:30pm


  • Tuesday 18 June 2024, virtual session
  • Monday 23 September 2024, face-to-face session
  • Thursday 12 December 2024, virtual session
  • Tuesday 25 March 2025, face-to-face session


  • virtual on Microsoft Teams
  • face-to-face sessions will be held at:
    • The Willows Family Hub (Children's Centre), Priestwood Youth Centre, Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell RG42 1TU (free parking available immediately outside the Hub, lunch is not provided)

Cost: free (there is a charge of £50 for non-attendance or non-cancellation)

How to book

Bracknell Forest Council staff should book through iWorks. 

If you are not Bracknell Forest Council staff, email your booking request to: organisational.development@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

About your booking

See below for information about your booking:

  • the deadline for booking your place is 7 days before the training
  • when making your booking, please protect the time in your calendar
  • a confirmation email will be sent once your place is confirmed
  • for virtual sessions your MS Teams invite will be sent several days before the training
  • for face-to-face sessions, no reminder will be sent

Terms and conditions

You may cancel your place up to 7 working days before the course.

If you fail to attend without notice you will be charged a £50 cancellation fee.

If you are unable to attend on the day because you are unwell, notify the course tutors. In this case, we will accept a delegate.

Domestic abuse is an emotive and difficult topic. While the course will be delivered sensitively, tutors can accept no responsibility for any distress caused.