Domestic Abuse training

The Safer Portsmouth Partnership offer a free Domestic Abuse training course for those professionals working with members of the public or those at risk of domestic abuse.

The domestic abuse training has been revised to combine the existing ‘victim’ and ‘perpetrator’ focused training.  The training course title is “Responding to Domestic Abuse” and the new learning outcomes are:

  • To define what is domestic abuse
  • What does domestic abuse look like for:

Victims

Perpetrators

Children

Professionals

  • To increase knowledge and challenge stereotypes of victim, perpetrators, children and professionals.
  • Types of relationships and perpetrators
  • Engaging with your service users
  • Understanding and accessing the referral pathway
  • Effective safety planning and its application to your practice

Please note that this course is free but failure to attend will result in a £50 charge to your department if you give less than two days’ notice

This course was developed after the Council undertook a city-wide review of domestic abuse provision and is designed to support practitioners to identify and respond to a disclosure of Domestic Abuse.

The domestic abuse commissioning review found that a “Co-ordinated community Response to Domestic Violence” was needed to tackle the issue. This includes:

  • Each agency to be aware of their roles and responsibilities to survivors of domestic abuse
  • Raise awareness of domestic abuse through publicity campaigns
  • Ensure front-line staff can identify and respond to domestic abuse
  • Improve training for practitioners
  • Create capacity to increase resources for all survivors of domestic abuse

Upcoming Domestic Abuse Training Dates

Please contact idva@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to book your FREE place.

Training Dates for 2019-20 are:

24.06.19

24.07.19

28.08.19

18.09.19

23.10.19

13.11.19

18.12.19

22.01.20

19.02.20

18.03.20

All training will be held at the Nelson Training Room, Floor 1, Core 6, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL