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Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes

Course Description

This course will be of interest to professionals working with families with pets and will help them to recognise those at risk of physical and mental abuse.


This course has been developed as a result of significant research findings, which show that "when animals are abused, people are at risk; when people are abused, animals are at risk".

This safeguarding course has been designed to help frontline staff understand the link between family abuse and animal abuse, and is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk.

Why take this course?

The course provides a basic understanding of what animal abuse is, how to spot the signs, as well as to understand the recognised link between family abuse and animal abuse, and understand what to do if you have suspicions of abuse.


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