Specialist domestic abuse training

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2502
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What specialist training do front line officers dealing with domestic abuse receive?  Do you think further training would benefit both officers and victims?

Answer

Answer for Specialist domestic abuse training

Answer for Specialist domestic abuse training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers receive a range of specialist training to deal with domestic abuse.  This includes enhanced domestic abuse training for new recruits and HYDRA training for probationers, both of which include practical exercises and scenarios. Specialist domestic abuse investigators also attend a one week dedicated domestic abuse training course.

Further training is planned and will undoubtedly be of benefit to both officers and victims. Mandatory borough Professional Development Day (PDD) domestic abuse training has been developed and will be rolled out between October and December 2015 to all frontline MPS officers, approximately 18,500 MPS staff. Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) and other partner agencies will be providing input to this local training in future.