Training

We have 30 years of experience in working with those who have been affected by violence and understand the potential impact that it has on their work, family and social lives.

Our specialist courses are CPD accredited and are designed and delivered drawing on current thinking and research together with the practical experience of our workers and clients. Sessions are delivered by professionally qualified trainers. The trainers use a variety of training methods including discussion and case studies. Information packs containing handouts and other supporting material and certificates of attendance are provided for all delegates.

We currently offer the following training courses:

A one day training session offering a basic introduction to responding to individuals who disclose sexual violence.

The course will explore what constitutes sexual violence including the myths and realities, stereotypes and statistics, the effects on victims, coping and dealing with disclosure including sources of help.

Two half day courses that can be combined to give an introduction to honour related violence in communities and the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The course will examine what is meant by culture, its impact on community values and the relationship with honour violence; what constitutes honour related violence and FGM including why and how it happens; forced marriage and barriers for women seeking help.

FGM has been developed with The Department of Sexual Health & Partners - Stoke on Trent Community Health Services and the Department of Midwifery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

This half day course aims to raise awareness around forced marriage.
The aims are:

  • Understanding the differences between Arranged and forced marriage
  • Recognising the emotional and physical impact
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Identifying barriers to those seeking help
  • This full day course looks at the process of grooming. It includes warning signs and assessment of vulnerability; legalities; issues and dilemmas for professionals working with young people who may be at risk and highlighting best practice in the prevention of sexual exploitation.

    This course is delivered over 2 days and has an emphasis on emotional and physical effects experienced through sex work and human trafficking.

    Day 1: Sexual and domestic violence
    Day 2: Sex work and human trafficking

    This 3 day course covers:

  • Legal definitions for rape and sexual violence
  • Awareness around Female Genital Mutilation
  • Forensic examinations for victims including current police procedure and reactions of victims
  • Working professionally, emergency procedures and self care
  • A one day course designed around play and creative methods used to connect with a client. This is a very interactive course which emphasises different forms of play that can enhance communication. This is also aimed at personal development for the professional as we learn to play.

    This half day course will explore what constitutes sexual violence in relation to domestic violence including legalities and statistics. It will look at the physical and socio-economic effects of sexual violence as well as the cycle of abuse.

    Delivered over 8 days, this detailed course covers the effects of all types of sexual violence including rape, honour related violence, Female Genital Mutilation, ritual abuse, exploitation and childhood sexual abuse. There is an emphasis on care for self for those working within this area and for those who you support.

    A half day course looking at note taking for professionals including legislation, data protection, policies and procedures.

    This full training day covers the effects of sexual abuse related to witchcraft and spirit possession
    Looking at deliverance and exorcism; including an insight into high profile cases and serious case reviews. With a familiarity of terminology and language used to help professionals working within this area and guidance to safeguarding procedures.

    This training course offers an insight into gang culture and the use of sexual violence.
    With an emphasis on the roles that girls and women fulfil within gang culture including victim to perpetrator behaviour.

    This 2 hour workshop introduces the 'Trend' of Stealthing and Catfishing, with an emphasis placed around the risk of both of these practices and an overview of the technical legalities.

    Together 'On the Rocks' & 'Mini-Me' explores the theory of Bronfenbrenner and ecological systems through to theories around the 'inner child'.
    The main focus encompasses 'Inner child' work and practical applications for play throughout.

    This unique training course offers a theoretical and practical insight into the use of play and art therapy when working with children, allowing professionals to build a portfolio of creative techniques.

    This 6 week course enables young people to build confidence around Healthy relationship, consent and the law, self worth, assertiveness and staying safe

    One hour sessions targeted at 11 - 16 year olds:

  • What is abuse? Focusing on physical, emotional and sexual abuse and on neglect
  • Honour related violence, forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation
  • Childhood sexual exploitation
  • A confidence building programme for women.

    It encourages participants to think about themselves and their lives, helping them to identify any areas where they would like to make changes. The programme includes lifestyle hints and tips, self awareness work and fun exercises.

    This is a 12 hour programme and is delivered in a time scale to suit your organisation's requirements.

    We can tailor our training and awareness sessions to meet your specific needs and can provide training at a location of your choice. Please contact us if you are interested in creating a bespoke training package. View and download our 2018 price list.