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Standing together against domestic violence

Our research has found that ‘The vast majority of the gaps in the working practices of agencies, and the frustrations of staff dealing with domestic violence on a daily basis could be addressed by effective training’.

Completing The Jigsaw, Standing Together, 2008

Our Commitment to Training

The goal of training is to reduce or eliminate domestic violence by increasing awareness and improving practice across all sectors. When frontline staff are trained to systematically enquire, identify and respond to domestic violence, this increases early identification. Training is cost effective and increases staff competency and confidence.

Standing Together endeavour to ensure that practitioners in partner agencies have the skills and expertise to respond appropriately and safely to domestic violence in the community. Additionally we inform our partners of the resources and skills available within other partner agencies and how these can be access.

What We Offer

Our training is relevant for all managers and practitioners who encounter domestic violence amongst their client base. We offer a selection of courses suitable both for individual or multi-agencies at a range of levels from a foundation in domestic violence dynamics to advanced and skills-based courses.

"The (Standing Together) training and understanding of the SDVC has enabled Witness Care Unit staff to be more sympathetic towards domestic violence victim/witnesses and to promote the court to them, which has helped alleviate some of their concerns"

Kensington and Chelsea Police Witness Care Unit

About Our Training

Training is designed and delivered by professional trainers who all have specialist experience working within the domestic violence field. Wherever possible, training includes specific input from partner agencies including ADVANCE Advocacy Project, and/or an experienced member of the organisation being trained. Training is highly interactive and based upon current best practice and evidence of what works well in a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

Standing Together runs courses within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, throughout London and nationally.


Latest Training Flier

Training and Attendance Report 2012-2013

Training and Attendance Report 2011-2012

Training and Attendance Report 2010-2011

Training and Attendance Report 2009-2010


For more information about our Training services please contact Julia Hawkins or call 020 8748 5717.


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Last Modified: Jan 2012

Our Courses

Standing Together runs tailor-made courses for single or multi-agency groups, and puts on 'open access' multi-agency courses on which any agency can book places. Check details of  up-coming courses.

Domestic Violence: Dynamics and Best Practice

A one-day course to assist professionals address the issues and challenges that they face when dealing with clients who are experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence.

Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Skills 

A highly interactive training day, designed to build upon existing skills and knowledge. Introduces practice tools relevant to situations where domestic abuse is present. Also explores best practice within the inter-agency context.

Tailor-Made Courses

Talior-made courses are carefully designed to consider each agencies specific responsibility in relation to domestic violence.

Developed in close consultation with the Client, courses aim to build the capacity of the participants, and organisation as a whole, to respond effectively, consistently and safely to the issue of domestic violence in all its forms, and at any stage of the process.