What is Domestic Violence Training?

Domestic violence is a serious public health issue. If you are a professional in a statutory or voluntary organisation, you have a vital role to play in ensuring women and children who are affected by abuse get appropriate support and information.

DV is one of the major crime and disorder challenges that Birmingham faces.

With 1 in 4 women experiencing DV at some point in their lives, it is highly likely that large proportions of your service users have been or are being affected by this issue. It has enormous devastating personal consequences for women and children.

DV is reported to cost £143 per head of the population per annum. In Birmingham this would equate to £97 million.

What can the Training Project do for me?

  • When women and children affected by DV receive appropriate responses based on an understanding of the issue, we move closer to better protection and empowering them towards safety.
  • Workers in the organisation develop confidence in recognising and responding to DV.
  • Workers are better informed to signpost women and children to specialist services.
  • Organisational time and cost is reduced by early, effective intervention.
  • Organisations meet their legal and statutory duties in relation to child protection and domestic violence.

Training in Education and Youth Settings

We provide a wide range of training in education and youth settings for teachers and young people around positive relationships.  We also offer issue based awareness raising work around gang association, forced marriage, honour based violence and female genital mutilation.  Please see here for more information or complete the form below.

How do I access the Training courses?

If you would like to discuss costs for in-house training, please contact the Training Team on 0121 685 8687.