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Staffordshire Women’s Aid has 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.


We deliver the following CPD accredited training:
• Domestic Violence Awareness Training
• Sexual Violence Awareness Training

Who is this training for?

Any professional 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

• A basic knowledge of the law regarding sexual violence to understand when a crime has been committed

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


“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.”


We deliver multi-agency CPD accredited training throughout the year. We can also deliver in-house training for your organisation,

this can be particularly effective if you want to train a number of staff/volunteers.

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


Change That Lasts – Ask Me Training


People within a survivors community are often the first to know that Domestic Abuse is happening.

But 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

silenced by the people around them. We have started to change this.

The Change That Lasts Ask Me scheme developed in partnership with Women’s Aid Federation of England and

Welsh Women’s Aid. The Project is a simple initiative that equips everyday people with an understanding of domestic

abuse and how to respond to survivors. This knowledge will enable the community to play an active role in ending

domestic abuse. So far we have trained 77 members of the community, from all walks of life, who share a passion

and commitment to help break the silence of domestic abuse in their community.


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


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