We work with partners in the community to provide free awareness training in domestic abuse for professionals. 

Basic Domestic abuse awareness - half day session

An interactive session exploring participants understanding of what is meant by the term domestic abuse. The session explores the dynamics of domestic abuse and the barriers stopping a victim from leaving that relationship.

The session includes information about current available specialist  services in the Chorley and South Ribble area and enables those who attend to be more confident is spotting the signs that domestic abuse is taking place.

Assessing Risk, the MARAC process and planning around safety - half day session

This session is suitable for professionals working directly with the public and enhances the knowledge of Domestic abuse learnt on the ½ day basic awareness session.

The session covers the whole MARAC process including how to use the Safe lives Risk assessment, when and how to refer to the MARAC meeting and IDVA service, and how to support the victim with a focus on safety throughout.

Domestic Abuse Champions training – full day session

A combination of the basic awareness session with the assessing risk session.

Especially recommended for professionals who will support their colleagues in dealing with disclosures of domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse and Children and Young people - half day session

(participants must have attended the basic awareness session)

This session is suitable for professionals working directly with families.

Focusing on how Domestic abuse in the adult’s relationship affects the children and young people living in that household and the impact on parenting both during and after the relationship has ended. The session also had a focus on safety planning with children of different ages.

Bespoke presentations on request

We are available to attend staff meetings or give talks to interested groups about the work that takes place at the refuge. Please express an interest here.

We are currently able to provide this training free of charge in the Chorley and South Ribble areas.

In house training requests

If you would like us to attend your venue to deliver in house sessions 1,2,3 or 4 then we will require access to IT to run a PowerPoint presentation and a flip chart or white board. The room will need to comfortably seat all participants with tables and have some space for breakout activities. Ideally there should be tea and coffee making facilities as breaks are important. We have some access to venues in the community if this is a problem. The ideal number of attendees for any of these training sessions is between 14 and 20 people.