DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS TRAINING
Domestic abuse is not an issue that belongs just at home. Women experiencing domestic abuse are in the workplace; they are work colleagues and friends. Given that domestic abuse affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime, the likelihood that a work colleague may be experiencing domestic abuse is significantly high.
Employers have a duty of care and a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment for all employees. Employers also have a duty to tackle inequalities in the workplace. How employers respond to domestic abuse is an integral part of addressing both safety and inequality amongst their workforce.
Watford Women’s Centre is a highly respected, long-standing community leader in delivering domestic abuse support services across Hertfordshire. Watford Women’s Centre's Domestic Abuse Awareness Training has developed and is informed by over 30 years of regional experience and we therefore offer knowledge and expertise which address the unique circumstances of our local domestic abuse landscape in Hertfordshire.
Over the past 30 years we have delivered bespoke training and consultancy services to local profit and non-profit organisations including:
- SME’s & large corporates
- Local authorities
- Schools and education settings
- The NHS including county-wide trusts and local GP services
- Domestic Abuse organisations
- Community and faith groups
Domestic Abuse Concerns (DAC)
This is our most popular continuous professional development course aimed at managers who want to learn more about domestic abuse, how to recognise the signs when an employee is in an abusive relationship, and how to support employees experiencing domestic abuse.
The training course offers a blended learning opportunity for participants, combining lecture-type learning with case-studies, as well as practical and interactive group-work sessions. The course can be delivered face-to-face or online, depending on the organisation's needs.
Duration: From 3 to 5 hours, depending on the organisation's needs
Participant numbers: 10-30
Location: On and off site and online
- The extent of abuse in the UK
- What is Domestic Abuse? The myths and realities
- The different range of abusive behaviours
- The cycle of abuse
- The physical and psychological effects of domestic abuse on women and their families
- Understanding the presenting behaviours of Domestic Abuse
- Possible indicators of abuse
- Signposting to local services and resources
- Tips on how to support women experiencing domestic abuse in the workplace
To find out more about how DAC can help your organisation please email Alison Thomas