We have established a reputation for our work delivering training on domestic and sexual violence and related issues, which is informed by 45 years of knowledge and experience of delivering specialist services. Alongside the provision of front-line services, we aim to create positive change in our local communities through training, research, publicity and preventative education.

CPD Accredited Training

We deliver the following training throughout the year.

• Domestic Violence Awareness Training

• Sexual Violence Awareness Training

Who is this training for?

This training is aimed at professionals working with families or individuals who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, domestic violence and abuse or sexual assault and abuse.

What do the courses cover?

• The extent and impact of domestic/sexual violence on victims and their families

• Exploring myths & stereotypes around domestic/sexual violence

• Understanding the barriers to disclosure of abuse and how professionals can help break down those barriers by providing the appropriate response and support

• How agencies can improve practise in responding to victims/survivors effectively and safely

For businesses/employers we also deliver the following accredited course:

Domestic Abuse: Everybody’s Business

Domestic abuse is estimated to cost the economy £23 billion a year, and can cause employees to be distracted at work, arrive late, leave early and increase employee turnover. This course will help your business raise awareness of domestic abuse in the workplace and support employees who may be experiencing abuse by equipping you to respond appropriately and refer to specialist support.

Bespoke Training

We can also deliver a range of bespoke training designed to meet the needs of your organisation.

“One of the best training days I have been on.”
“Exceeded my expectations of learning. All very helpful and thought provoking. Everything was relevant and useful. I feel better prepared to support and process any disclosures of DV in my work now.”

Awareness Raising Webinars

Raising awareness of domestic abuse and sexual abuse, including challenging common myths and perceptions, and increasing awareness of support services available, is central to effective partnership working and community engagement.

As such we have developed the following interactive online awareness sessions for professionals and community members across Staffordshire:

  • Sexual Violence Awareness Raising
  • Sexual Abuse, Children and Young People Awareness Raising
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness Raising

Change That Lasts – Ask Me Training

People within a survivors community are often the first to know that Domestic Abuse is happening. But a lack of understanding and confidence can make people afraid to talk about it, and unsure how to respond when someone speaks out. Survivors have told us they can feel judged, isolated or even silenced.

This training is for anyone who shares a passion and commitment to help break the silence of domestic abuse in their community and equips everyday people with an understanding of domestic abuse and how to respond to survivors.

“The training has opened my eyes and ignited a passion in me to stand up and campaign more for women in abusive relationships and make a change to societal perceptions of abuse”
“I feel a lot more confident about my overall knowledge and how I could respond to a survivor who shared their experiences with me”

For further information about Ask Me please email

Healthy Relationships for Young People

Our approach to safeguarding children and young people, and preventing domestic and sexual abuse from a broader perspective, is to raise awareness of healthy relationships.  We can deliver a range of age appropriate, interactive sessions on healthy relationships in line with the PSHE curriculum.

For further information about any of our training, including course dates and costs, please email

Research and Statistics


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