Training and Awareness

NOTICE – Corona Virus

ALL OUR TRAINING SESSIONS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED  DURING CURRENT TIMES OF DISTANCING AND LOCKDOWN  –  WE ARE CURRENTLY WRITING AND PLANNING VIDEO LINK TRAINING VIA ZOOM

Training and awareness can help workers and individuals understand more about the abuse which then helps everyone to offer better support to victims who may be your clients, patients, service users, family & friends.

We offer many different training days for agency staff, victims & survivors, students and the general community.

Women’s Aid Training is being re-written to be delivered via Zoom and eventually small groups – quality, interactive and free 2½ hour sessions are currently being planned to start in December 2020 (in partnership with NELC) for practitioners
– covering the following subjects and topics

  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse – practitioner information & update
  • Coercive Control
  • DASH, how to assess risk & safety planning
  • On-line Safety
  • Domestic Abuse & the impact on the child

 

Women’s Aid is also offering 2½ hour workshops on the following subjects @ £10pp

  • Gender, Equality and Domestic Abuse
  • Freedom for Agencies
Email denise@womensaidnel.org for more information
OR join on mailing list (link below) to receive regular information
For general practitioner information –  please see our Agency Resources page

Awareness Raising

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Talks / Awareness Sessions – We can come and talk to your staff team, agency or community group about domestic abuse and tell you what is available locally. Please call Denise on 575757 or email denise@womensaidnel.org

Directory of Domestic Abuse Services – available as booklet or to download

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 – call Denise on 575757 or email denise@womensaidnel.org

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.