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 “Responding to Domestic Abuse” training combines the existing ‘victim’- and ‘perpetrator’-focused training, and aims to:

  • Define what domestic abuse is
  • Define what domestic abuse looks like for victims, perpetrators, children and professionals
  • Increase knowledge and challenge stereotypes of victims, perpetrators, children and professionals.
  • Identify types of relationships and perpetrators
  • Support you in engaging with your service users
  • Strengthen understanding of the referral pathway
  • Assist with 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.

Upcoming training dates

Training Dates for 2020-21 are:

  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Wednesday 19 February 2020
  • Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Wednesday 15 April 2020
  • Wednesday 27 May 2020
  • Monday 22 June 2020
  • Wednesday 29 July 2020
  • Wednesday 19 August 2020
  • Monday 14 September 2020
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Monday 16 November 2020
  • Monday 14 December 2020
  • Wednesday 20 January 2021
  • Wednesday 17 February 2021
  • Wednesday 17 March 2021

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

Please contact to book your free place.

Why the course was developed

This course was developed after Portsmouth City 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