Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Advocacy, Advice, Information

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Did you know?

  • Domestic abuse accounts for 1/3 of all violent crime in London
  • Domestic abuse costs London over £900 million each year in physical and mental health costs, criminal justice, social services, housing and refuge, civil legal costs and lost economic output
  • Experiences of violence significantly increase the liklihood of someone experiencing anxiety, PTSD, stress, and suicidal thoughts

Our understanding of domestic abuse is changing. Where we once regarded domestic abuse as isolated violent incidents, we now understand that abuse comes in many forms and is a much wider picture of coercive and controlling behaviour. Would you know what to do if you knew someone who was experiencing domestic abuse?

Developed and delivered by experienced trainers who work on the frontline, supporting survivors from crisis to recovery, our training is for anyone who comes into contact with survivors, be it a client, colleague or friend, to help you build your understanding, knowledge and skills to respond and offer support.

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the barriers for survivors to disclose domestic abuse and engage with services
  • Have a deeper understanding of trauma, how it impacts on survivors and what that means for them as practitioners
  • Develop practical, survivor-centred tools and strategies for engaging survivors to access support
  • Have increased confidence in assessing risk and safety planning

What our participant's have said:

"The practical knowledge and working experience of the facilitators was particularly beneficial"
" I thoroughly enjoyed this and I learned so much"
"Training was very engaging and informative. Enjoyed lots of open group discussions"