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Domestic abuse

Training & Consultancy

for business and individuals

Our expertise can help a wide range of professionals and others who work with victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence. We can design training workshops, programmes and events for any size of group, and can support any level of learner, including:

  • new staff
  • volunteers
  • managers and HR professionals
  • practitioners and clinicians
  • frontline staff working in domestic abuse
  • private sector business professionals

We can also deliver group work programmes for women, children and families, and can train others to deliver such courses themselves. Consultancy is available for managers or new organisations setting up a domestic abuse service, or delivering recovery programmes for family members.

Who can benefit?

Anyone working, studying or interested in the field of domestic abuse can benefit from our training, including:

  • specialist domestic abuse practitioners
  • police
  • children centre staff
  • social workers
  • teachers
  • GPs and healthcare practitioners and staff
  • family support workers
  • charities
  • private businesses.

How does it work?

Most standard courses are one day. This provides sufficient time to really address the issues so that an improved professional response can be given to victims and survivors of domestic abuse of all ages. Overview and single-issue courses are half days.

The courses can be accessed by individuals when advertised as an open course. Courses can be provided to teams or groups at your location of preference, a more cost-effective option for organisations that have more than eight attendees.

We can also work with organisations to create bespoke courses of different lengths to meet their specific needs. Course prices for individuals and groups are available from our Training Consultant. The cost of bespoke training will depend on the detail and length of the training required. Discounts may be available for close partner agencies where funding for training is a real issue.

Meet our Training Co-ordinator

April Ventour Griffiths comes from a background of more than 20 years Training, Personal Development, Women’s Motivational Coaching, Academic Coaching and Mentoring. She has 25 years of working in the communities of London and Northampton managing projects including SRB5, Tackling Race Inequality Fund (TRIF), Supporting Women Back to Work with Northamptonshire Women’s Network and looking at The Impact of Domestic Abuse for BME women in Northampton with Sunflower Centre.

She is a passionate advocate for women’s health and wellbeing and broadcaster on women’s issues with N-Live Radio and is consistently encouraging women to work on their self-esteem and confidence. She has experience of working in domestic abuse service provision and FGM, and is currently working on rolling out training in Honour Based Abuse (HBA) with focus on empowering culturally diverse communities professionals to recognise an understand the impact of HBA.

Our Courses

Basic Domestic Abuse

Basic Domestic Abuse

Half or 1-Day Course

This course is at a basic level for those with no previous formal training in Domestic Abuse. It is the first session, with the expectation to also attend Advanced session for a fuller understanding. This session is focussed and packed with lots of info and some interactive exercises and a short video clip, but limited time prevents deeper exploration of the subject, long discussion or case studies. It is suitable as a starter or for non frontline staff who need a basic understanding of this subject. In order to complete the Advanced sessions it would be expected trainees would have completed the Basic session first as they are designed to be complimentary.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An Awareness of definition and behaviours recognised as domestic abuse and honour-based violence in the UK.
  • A Basic understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships
  • Will Understand the basic impact of domestic abuse on victims/survivors of all ages
  • Will have increased their ability to identify indicators and ask the question.
  • An awareness of basic assessment processes and referral pathways for domestic abuse victims
  • The capacity to be part of an effective multi-agency response to domestic abuse at a local and community level.

This Course Can be Tailored for Your Setting

We can adapt this course to promote Domestic Abuse Awareness in your setting after discussion with the manager booking the training, and on receipt of any DA policies and procedures already being used in the agency. The aim is to make the training relevant to those attending in their varied roles. The longer the session, the more relevant in-depth information and discussion is possible, and the more interactive the session can be, towards creating an opportunity to develop new ways of working to respond to the issue more effectively.

Learning Aims:

  • Staff will understand the definition of domestic abuse and some relevant statistics
  • Staff will understand the basic dynamics of abusive relationships
  • Staff will gain an insight into the impact of DA in the lives of their specific client group and in their setting…patients, children, young people and parents, members of the public, families
  • Staff will gain some skills to respond effectively to ask the question, basic risk assessment, offer signposting to specialist services or programmes.
  • Be aware of current police reporting of DA incidents involving children to the agency where appropriate
  • Staff will have considered ways to implement improved responses within their agency.

Advanced Domestic Abuse

Advanced Domestic Abuse

Half or 1-Day Course

This course follows on from the Basic training and offers more in depth consideration of the dynamics of abusive relationships. It also has time for more interactive exercises, videos and case studies using the DASH process. Suitable for those who have completed Basic training and are working frontline, managing frontline staff working with people in any setting, or need a slightly deeper understanding of the issues. The longer time allows for more in depth understanding through videos, new theories, discussion and implementation of learning in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Deepen awareness of the dynamics of DA
  • Understand some of the psychological impact
  • Consider briefly the needs of children and young people
  • Understand some victim responses
  • Offender behaviour and motivations
  • Consider the possibilities for change in victim behaviour
  • Complete a Risk Assessment using the D

Domestic Abuse and the Effects on Children & Young People

Domestic Abuse and the Effects on Children & Young People

Description to follow.

Personal and Professional Boundaries

Personal and Professional Boundaries Training Workshop

Half-Day Workshop

This half day workshop encourages managers, staff and volunteers working with adults and families in any agency, to challenge their own boundaries, set clear professional boundaries and ensure organisations have policies and procedures to support their staff in this. The training will work with agency’s own policies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Trainees will have considered their personal boundaries and how this impacts their life.
  • Trainees will have considered and challenged their motivations for their work with their client group.
  • To appreciate the need and value of appropriate professional boundaries in their setting
  • To understand and be ready to comply with the organisations professional boundaries policy and procedures.

Personal Safety and Lone Working

Personal Safety and Lone Working

Half-Day Course

This course is designed to assist staff and volunteers supporting adults who are or could be victims of domestic abuse. The course can be easily adapted also for those working frontline with all groups of adults or families, with potentially challenging behaviour. The session is interactive and considers the policies of the given agency.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Staff and volunteers will be more aware of the dynamics of potential risky situations and people.
  • Staff and volunteers will feel more confident in recognising personal risk.
  • Staff and volunteers will be enabled to respond more effectively to de escalate potentially risky situations.
  • Staff and volunteers will be aware of company policy and procedure regarding personal risk and lone working , and will recognise the value of adhering to this at all times.

Honour Based Abuse

Honour Based Abuse

Half or 1-Day Workshop

These courses are designed for those working frontline or in contact with potential victims of Honour Based Abuse from specialist agencies or universal services. Ideally trainees should at least have completed Domestic Abuse training, in order to understand the context for HBA. The sessions will be interactive and challenging. The level of knowledge understanding and implantation will depend on the length of the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have an understanding of all aspects of HBA including honour abuse and killings, Forced Marriage, (and FGM where required).
  • Recognise specific cultural abuse within different ethnic groups
  • Have gained an awareness of the extent of HBA in the UK
  • Know how to ask the question safely
  • Know how to assess risk safely and refer for specialist support

Upcoming Training Events

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