“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”
Frontline staff in local services often find themselves confronting domestic violence on a daily basis but are uncertain about how to respond safely and connect survivors to the support they need.
Our research has shown that most gaps in the working practices of agencies can be easily addressed through effective training. Plus, staff who are confident identifying and enquiring about domestic violence make earlier intervention possible, reducing the risk of serious injury to the survivor and saving significant costs to services.
We want all staff to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond effectively and safely to domestic abuse. We understand your needs whether you are working with survivors, perpetrators or children in a frontline practitioner, team manager or strategic leadership role.
We know that working with cases of domestic abuse can be challenging, confusing and complex.
This one day foundation course will introduce you to practical tools to help you recognise, understand and discuss abusive relationships. A great space to explore and reflect on your practice.
“Interactive & informative”
“I found domestic abuse very depressing and complicated but this has given me a clear point of view to engage survivors”.
We know that asking about and assessing abuse in relationships can be difficult. We know that mobilising resources for safety can be frustrating. This one day course equips you to understand and assess risk and mobilise a multi-agency response to increase safety in domestic abuse cases.
“Interactive & reflective”
“Our trainer was a wealth of knowledge, advice & support”
We know that experiencing domestic abuse is traumatic for many survivors and this can impact how they interact with services. This one day course explores the links between mental health issues, trauma and domestic abuse including ways that services can be better equipped to work effectively with survivors through trauma-informed approaches. It is specifically designed for people who have attended domestic abuse foundation training within the last two years.
"Thank you for an interesting well-presented course which enabled me to feel involved and engaged with the subject"
"I will definitely consider how trauma might be impacting the clients that I work with as well as influencing my practice as a supervisor for front-line health professionals"
To book onto an open training day check the upcoming events calendar or contact us.
We can help you optimise your organisation’s response to domestic abuse with a bespoke training programme at an affordable price.
Themes may include:
- Understanding Domestic Abuse
- Skills & Tools to Support Survivors
- Domestic Homicide Reviews: Processes & Findings
- Abuse in Young People's Relationships
- Operational & Strategic Partnerships: Coordinated Community Response in Action
- Addressing Domestic Violence for your Employees
- Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance: Housing Standards for Domestic Abuse
- Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC)
- Sexual Violence
- Interfamilial Violence
- Routine Enquiry in Health Settings
- Specialist Domestic Violence Courts
Our courses are designed and delivered by professional trainers who all have specialist experience working within the domestic abuse field.
Feedback from former attendees:
“Excellent, I learnt a lot”
“I will now feel more confident with giving advice to someone reporting domestic violence”
“I am more aware of referral agencies and assessment tools”
“I’m much better informed about where to refer survivors to”
“Now I know what questions to ask”
Training is highly interactive and wherever possible, training includes specific input from partner agencies and/or an experienced member of the organisation being trained.
For more information please contact us.