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Agency Training & Awareness

Agency Training will help workers to understand more about the abuse which will help them to offer better support to their clients/patients/service users

TRAINING

LSCB - Accredited Safeguarding Training 2016

Candidates must have undertaken Safeguarding Level 1 (Child Protection) in order to do this accredited training.

Domestic Abuse Awareness - Level 1

Domestic Abuse Training - Level 2

To reserve a place email pauline.ivatt@nlbusinessconnect.co.uk

Domestic Abuse Awareness - Non-Accredited

In partnership with LSCB, Safer Communities and Womens Aid, we are able to offer non-accredited Domestic Abuse Awareness courses for those people who do not work directly with children and who do not want or need to do Safeguarding Training Level 1 first.  Please contact us or join our mailing list if you are interested.

Freedom Programme Agency Awareness Day

This training day will give an overview of the 12-week rolling programme offered to women. It is hoped by attending the day you will be able to confidently refer clients to the programme. You will explore different behaviours and characters of abusive men. You will see what happens on the course but will also get chance to discuss womens fears about attending and also what they say about being on the course.

The next date will be November 2017 - contact denise@womensaidnel.org.

AWARENESS RAISING

Mailing List - If you would like to join our mailing list to recieve domestic abuse information including training, conferences, current info, please email denise@womensaidnel.org

Talks / Awareness Sessions - Women's Aid staff can come and talk to your staff team / agency about Domestic Abuse and tell you what is available locally. If you would like them to attend one of your meetings please call Denise on 575757.

Directory of Domestic Abuse Services - available as booklet or to download on our home page

Domestic Abuse Statistics - (Source National Women's Aid - pdf)

Agency Checklist - includes responses and considerations for workers when supporting victims of domestic violence Print or save info

Literature - Safety Planning Books, Posters, Stickers, Leaflets, etc are all available to collect

Confidentiality

Always be aware of what you do with the information including what is written down (files, minutes, etc.) and where it is kept; also think about where you are talking and who can overhear the conversation. Never forget the worst case scenario; in this sort of environment - a breach of confidentiality could result in physical harm or the loss of someone's life!  A victim is at more risk at the time they leave the relationship. Already anxious and worried, the person may never have talked to anyone before. Breaches in confidentiality could prevent them from trusting anyone else enough to seek help again.