Domestic violence practitioners

Information for practitioners working in domestic violence and abuse

If you work with victims of domestic abuse or violence find resources, training and advice.


We provide training for people who work with victims of domestic violence and abuse. Our training and briefings include:

  • Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC)
  • Quality Mark multi-agency and single agency training
  • lessons learned from Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)
  • sessions for services working with adults and children
  • health sector training

For more information about our training sessions please contact us.

You can also get domestic violence training from these national organisations:

Quality mark for services

You can work with us to achieve our Leeds domestic violence quality mark. It demonstrates the high quality of work your organisation does around domestic abuse and ensures you provide a consistent and high standard of service. For more information about the quality mark please contact us.

Making a MARAC referral 

You can refer a client or service user who is a high risk victim of domestic violence through our Making a MARAC referral for domestic violence.

Working with men who are abusive in relationships

We have developed some guidance for working with men who abuse their partners or families. Our guidance covers:

  • engaging with abusive men
  • assessing and motivating men to change
  • how mental health, alcohol and drugs play a role in abuse
  • how men’s attitudes and beliefs about relationships can affect their behaviour
  • helping men manage their emotions
  • helping men with their relationship skills

If you’d like to find out more or get a copy of our guidance contact us.

Practitioner forum for working with abusive men

We have started a forum for practitioners to network and share good practice when working with those who are abusive in relationships. 

The forum is open to any who works with these groups in Leeds. It is currently meeting through skype on a regular basis. To find out more about the next meeting of the forum, please contact us.

Supporting victims with no recourse to public funds

We've produced a toolkit for people who work with victims of domestic abuse who have an immigration status which means they have no recourse to public funds.

The toolkit includes:

  • how to support victims who have no recourse to public funds
  • process maps for supporting victims
  • what you can and can't do to support victims with their immigration status
  • a directory of services you can refer victims to
You can request the toolkit by contacting us. 

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