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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 HCR-20.

The workshop will cover:

  • how to score the individual items of the SARA,

  • 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 reviewed.

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 Institutions

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

Nicola Gray
PO Box 5207
Cardiff CF5 9BR
phone number  02920 874937