A 2-sided document in a table format which has been developed by partners of what we agree ‘good’ should look like and the standards practitioners should work to in their case recordings.
The Positive Relationships Project came about following the staggering rise of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic. Young people working with Investing in Children felt that there wasn’t enough information given to them and that the information should be introduced earlier to help prevent negative relationships, and raise awareness of positive relationships in an age appropriate manner.
This booklet has been co-produced with young people and all contents has been researched and edited by the young people involved. The themes that this booklet covers were identified as key topics that young people wish they had received more information on. The core audience is young people aged 13 and over but it may also be useful for parents, carers and professionals.
Simple visual tool to use with children and young people to help us to understand the important people in their lives and the relationships they have with them this can include family, friends, connections in the community as well as professionals. It may also include groups / clubs and activities they belong to.
It is a tool that can help us as professionals understand those relationships and what they bring to a child’s life and who will be around when we are no longer involved
The DASH is for all professionals working with victims of domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour based violence.
When someone is experiencing domestic abuse, it’s vital to make an accurate and fast assessment of the danger they’re in, so they can get the right help as quickly as possible. The DASH risk assessment is a tried and tested way to understand a persons risk. DASH stands for domestic abuse, stalking and ‘honour’-based violence. The questions are based on extensive research of domestic abuse.
Who is it for? Who can use it?
The DASH risk assessment can be used for all intimate partner relationships, including LGBT+ relationships, as well as for ’honour’-based violence and family violence. It is intended for professionals – both specialist domestic violence workers and other professionals working for mainstream services such as the Police. It aims to provide a uniform understanding of risk across professions.
How does it work?
The simple series of questions makes it easy to work out the risk someone is facing, and what they might need to become safe. A high score means the victim is at high risk of murder and/or serious harm and needs urgent help.