Training and Events

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”  
Derek Bok

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.

Understanding the Dynamics of an Abusive Relationship

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”.

Skills and Tools to Support Survivors of Domestic Abuse 

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”

Engaging with Domestic Abuse Perpetrators

We know that you can feel uncertain about what a safe and effective approach to engaging perpetrators looks like.  This intensive course will enhance your skills in engaging perpetrators, in order to safely challenge and support changes in abusers’ behaviour.

“Great to share knowledge with other professionals”

“So much to transfer to my work”

To book onto an open training day check the upcoming events calendar or contact us

Not sure which course is right for you? Contact us

Bespoke courses

We can help you optimise your organisation’s response to domestic abuse with a bespoke training programme at an affordable price. 

Contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Themes may include:

  • Understanding Domestic Abuse
  • Skills & Tools to Support Survivors
  • Engaging with Domestic Abuse Perpetrators
  • 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)
  • Stalking
  • 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.