Why Domestic Abuse Awareness training matters
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. Domestic violence is one of the major crime and disorder challenges that Birmingham faces.
But we can all play a part, no matter our profession or industry.
With 1 in 4 women on average experiencing domestic violence at some point in their lives, it is highly likely that your colleagues or customers have been or are being affected by this issue. It has enormous devastating personal consequences for women and children.
How can the Training Team help?
We can support with:
- Bespoke awareness raising sessions adjusted to suit your small team or department
- Suggestions for how to create longer term sustainable plans to support staff or customers who are experiencing domestic abuse
For professionals in statutory or voluntary organisations we can offer:
- improved confidence in recognising and responding to DV
- better signposting of women and children to specialist services
- time and cost are reductions by early, effective intervention
- legal and statutory compliance in relation to child protection and domestic violence
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.
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.
Find out more about our training in education and youth settings
How do I access the courses?
If you would like to discuss costs for training, please contact the Training Team on 0121 685 8687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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