Training and events

Training, e-learning and other events

The Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership and some partner agencies offer training to public agency and voluntary sector professionals working within the domestic abuse field.

Webinars and online training

In order to book onto these webinars you will need to login using a training account with the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership. If you have not already registered, create an account, this can be done using the link below:
Delegate Registration

18 January 2022: Responding well to disclosures of domestic abuse

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse & HDAP. 12pm to 1pm. Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop an understanding of what constitutes domestic abuse
  • To have an understanding of best practice when responding to disclosures of domestic abuse
  • To know what support is available to victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse and how to signpost or refer

19 January 2022: Understanding the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Domestic Abuse Perpetrators and Violent Offenders

Provided by: Hampton Trust. 1.30pm to 3pm.  Free.

Participants will:

  • Gain an increased knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • Gain confidence in interacting effectively with offenders
  • Be able to recognise ACES and respond accordingly
  • Gain insight into trauma informed practice
  • Explore Trauma and its relationship with Domestic abuse and violent offending
  • Gain greater understanding of referral pathways to The Hampton Trust

19 January 2022: Post Separation Abuse – Using the courts and child contact arrangements

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. 7pm to 8.30pm. Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To gain an understanding of forms of domestic abuse which may continue after a relationship has ended, including coercive control
  • Understand the longer term nature of coercive control within domestic abuse cases
  • To gain an understanding of risk factors following separation and safety planning options for child contact
  • Develop knowledge around child arrangement orders and continuing abuse
  • To be aware of sources of support and how to signpost to support

26 January 2022: An Introduction to the Homicide Timeline

Provided by: The YOU Trust. 9.30am to 11am.  Free.

Participants will:

  • Have an understanding of what the Homicide timeline is and how it was developed.
  • Understand the link between coercive control, stalking and homicide.
  • Have an overview of the different stages of the homicide timeline and how to apply the model in practice.

16 February 2022: An Introduction to Having Honest Conversations

Provided by: HSCP. 7pm to 8.30pm. Free

Professionals are required to have honest conversations with parents/carers, children, and other professionals they come in to contact with. It can sometimes be difficult to navigate these conversations, and to convey what you need to say in an understanding and accepting way. This course is an introduction to navigating these dialogues and is open to all professionals and volunteers working with Hampshire's children.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the existing barriers to having honest conversations
  • Understand the possible consequences of not having honest conversations
  • Understand how planning honest conversations in advance can support outcomes

2 March 2022: Harmful Practices - An Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation

Provided by: HSCP. 9.30am to 11am. Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of FGM, including the types of FGM and why/how it is performed
  • Improve your understanding of the prevalence of FGM, including locally within Hampshire areas
  • Gain an understanding of the legal frameworks surrounding FGM
  • Gain an understanding into your roles and responsibilities in relation to FGM
  • Identify who is ‘at risk’ of FGM
  • Understand the key health risks and consequences of FGM
  • Reinforcing the local referral procedure within Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

9 March 2022: Coercive Control Awareness Training

Provided by: Aurora New Dawn. 1.30pm to 3pm. Free.

Participants will:

  • Be able to describe the common behavioural indicators or coercive control.
  • Identify potential mechanisms on how to support survivors experiencing coercive control.
  • Outline the ways in which coercive control can be addressed when working with both victims and/or perpetrators.

23 March 2022: Harmful Practices - An Introduction to Honour Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage (FM) and Dowry

Provided by HSCP. 9.30am to 11am. Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of issues around Honour Based Abuse (HBA), Forced Marriage (FM) and Dowry
  • Learn how to recognise signs of HBA and FM
  • Learn to understand laws and reporting duties
  • Learn to recognise the importance of the “One Chance Rule”
  • To know of existing protections and where to get help

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – various webinars

A series of virtual training events and webinars has been developed to take place for Hampshire professionals, covering a wide range of safeguarding related topics (check website for full list of courses).

Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) various webinars

AVA offers a range of ways for you to learn more about gender-based violence and many related topics. They are running a wide range of free courses, seminars and webinars at the moment.


All courses are provided free

Awareness of Forced Marriage

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and explains what to do should you suspect someone is at risk.

Conducting a domestic homicide review: online learning

For frontline practitioners. By the end of the course you should be able to understand:

  • the domestic homicide review processes
  • your individual role and responsibilities within the review process
  • the importance of sharing best practice and lessons learned locally and be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the review process

COVID 19 - Psychological First Aid: online learning

Free from Public Health England (PHE) for frontline staff and volunteers.

This training will equip staff to provide support and recognise people at risk of distress. It follows globally recommended model for supporting people during emergencies, tailored to the specific challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19).

MARAC online training

Online training is available via the Safelives Community website – you’ll need to sign up to the Safelives Community, but once logged in, the following free courses are available:

  • MARAC Coordinators
  • MARAC Chairs
  • MARAC Representatives

Recognising and preventing female genital mutilation (FGM)

The Home Office has produced an e-learning package on FGM intended for people working in health, the police, education, the border force and children's service. It is also suitable as an awareness raising tool for other professionals. You will need to register for this free training.

The Suicide Prevention programme

FREE, more in depth, online training. The purpose of this programme is to support the ambition of reducing the stigma associated with suicide, to help everyone see that simply asking someone how they are and talking about suicide can really help. The programme supports learning and development in suicide competence at Level One.

Zero Suicide Alliance Training

ZSA provide a range of FREE quality assured short awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts.

Hampshire Based Training Courses

We are unable to deliver classroom-based training sessions at the moment due to COVID-19. However, we are working to develop a series of domestic abuse related webinars. We will publish course titles and dates as soon as they are available.

Multi-Agency Training Strategy

The Domestic Abuse Training Working Group has produced a multi-agency Hampshire Domestic Abuse Training Strategy. All agencies should consider this strategy when looking at the training requirements of their own staff.

The aim is to identify training and development activity required to support improvement in services for those who are experiencing domestic abuse, and for those who perpetrate violence and/or abuse.

It is designed to support the development of best practice and to ensure that professionals across the sectors can carry out their duties. It is not prescriptive and is designed to help inform and shape both single-agency and multi-agency domestic abuse training plans. It seeks to establish a consistent approach across agencies and can be used as a benchmark to assess training provision.