4. Predicting Domestic Violence: Spousal Assault
Risk Assessment (SARA)
The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA)
is a checklist designed to screen for risk
factors of spousal or family-related assault.
Training on this instrument is by way a 1-day
workshop. However, the workshop assumes that the
delegate has received training and is proficient
on other structured professional guides, such as
The workshop will cover:
how to score the individual items of the
how to prorate and present the information
from the items, and
how to interpret the scores.
The empirical evidence for the efficacy of the
SARA in different populations and settings is
The participants also score a case via a
prepared clinical vignette.
Attendance is open to professionals from a wide
range of disciplines – though prior training and
knowledge of structured professional guides such
as the HCR20 is required.
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Welsh Assembly
Government we are able to offer these courses at
discount prices for those working within Welsh
Full course - 1 day £175 per person (£225 for
those in Non-Welsh Institutions)
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Further information and discussion of training
needs can be sought from
PO Box 5207