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Criminal Law
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Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to ensure that legal practitioners are familiar with the legal, social and other issues surrounding domestic abuse.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the meaning of the term “domestic abuse”;
  • Be aware of how domestic abuse presents itself in teenage relationship;
  • Know if domestic abuse is restricted only to heterosexual relationships;
  • Understand whether domestic abuse also includes elder abuse;
  • Be aware of how the signs of domestic abuse can be recognised.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Market Update / Hot Topic
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Soft Skills
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In this CPDcast, Neelam Sarkaria (an independent criminal justice consultant) and Detective Chief Superintendent Gerry Campbell (from the London Metropolitan Police Service) focus on domestic abuse. Neelam and Gerry will be looking at the issue of domestic abuse. Neelam begins by examining what the term ‘domestic abuse’ actually means, how it presents itself in different types of relationships and how you go about spotting signs of domestic abuse. Gerry then explains how cases of domestic abuse are investigated, how victims are protected and what domestic violence protection orders are. They then analyse how perpetrators of domestic violence are managed before looking at the role of other professionals in seeking to prevent domestic abuse.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 27:10

Date Recorded: 27th July 2015

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