£50 – £75

The Links Veterinary Training Initiative

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Whitechapel Way

Priorslee

Telford

TF2 9PQ

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The Links Veterinary Training Initiative is an opportunity for any member of a veterinary practice to learn more about the links between domestic abuse and non-accidental injury to animals, including how to recognise, and deal with, cases of abuse. Speakers include Dr. Freda Scott-Park, Links Group Chair, Paula Boyden, Dogs Trust Veterinary Director, as well as representatives from the police and RSPCA.

09:30-09:45 Event Registration Tea and coffee

09:45-10:15 Welcome and setting the scene

Dr. Freda Scott-Park, Chair of the Links Group

10:15-10:45 Police Perspective

An overview of domestic abuse, the impact on children, reasons behind ‘why she doesn’t leave’, police handling of domestic incidents and what it means for vets in a professional capacity.

10:45-11:30 Making the Link - Shades of violence and recognising signs of abuse

Dr. Freda Scott-Park, Chair of the Links Group

Looking at the evidence and links between human and animal abuse

11:30-11:45 Crimestoppers Overview

Dr. Freda Scott-Park, Chair of the Links Group

11:45-12:15 Recognising Abuse / Identifying Non-Accidental Injury in Animals - Background

Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Recognising Abuse / Identifying Non-Accidental Injury in Animals - Background

Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust

14:00-14:45 Tackling Domestic Abuse through AVDR

Dr Freda Scott-Park, Chair of the Links Group

Tackling abuse through the AVDR method: Ask, Validate, Document, Refer

14:45-15:00 Afternoon tea

15:00-15:30 Animal Welfare - the Legal Perspective

Phil Wilson/Jason Fletcher, RSPCA

15:30-16:15 Documentation

Sean Taylor

A guide to preparing objective detached reports that deliver factual evidence recorded and presented in a way which allows professional review at a later date

16:15-16:30 Q & A discussion session

16:30 Training Concludes


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