As awareness of domestic violence increases, many organisations realise that it is necessary for their staff to know more about what it means and how it can be combated. Individuals and groups in the community may also feel that they need to know more about this widespread, but largely hidden crime.
We offer general training on domestic violence, on how to recognise it and support women and children who are experiencing or have experienced it or who are at risk of domestic abuse. Our training is aimed at those who come into contact with survivors/victims through their work e.g. teachers, social workers, midwives, nurses, housing officers, magistrates and the police.
The training covers the nature and extent of domestic violence, its impact on the women and their children, the legal framework and the types of help and support available. We look at some of the myths and realities surrounding domestic violence, analyse why it happens and discuss the reasons that some women put up with it for so long.
These courses are tailor-made for particular organisations or areas of employment. They are designed to enable your personnel to develop sufficient expertise on the relevant aspects of domestic violence to deliver awareness training to their colleagues.
We provide a training handbook for purchase by your trainers to assist them in delivering the training within your organisation.
An example of one of our training courses is Domestic Violence Awareness Training. This course is made up of a number of sections:
1. Domestic Violence: The Scale of the Problem
2. Definition of Domestic Violence
3. Forms of Domestic Violence
4. Causes of Domestic Violence
5. Effects of Domestic Violence
6. Impact of Domestic Violence on Particular Groups
7. Evidence of Domestic Violence
8. Myths and Reality about Domestic Violence
9. Case Studies
10. Good Practice Guidelines
11. Living in a Refuge
12. Legal Matters
Our fees take into account the varying financial positions of the individuals and organisations seeking training.
The categories of organisation are:
1. small, voluntary groups and organisations without grants or other earned income
2. grant-aided and/or other income-earning voluntary or public sector groups or organisations
3. private sector organisations.
Training sessions organised and delivered by us
|Expenses and donations||£150 per half day per trainer and expenses & materials||£250 per half day per trainer and expenses & materials|
|Participation at training, run by others|
|Expenses and donations||£75 per half day per trainer and expenses & materials||£150 per half day per trainer and expenses & materials|
|Attendance at training, run by us, offered openly|
|Negotiable||£50 per head||£75 per head|
The fees for these courses are negotiated with individual organisations and will include the cost of the training handbook.
If you or your organisation is interested in our training services, please contact the Director or Assistant Director (Business) on 0116 242 6440.
We will arrange to meet you to discuss your requirements so that we can ensure that the training we provide meets your needs.