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.

The ABC of Trauma: children and young people and the link with Domestic Abuse

As part of our response to this year’s White Ribbon Day (25th November) and the following 16 days of action, the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership has organised a series of free training sessions for professionals who work with children.

This short course explores adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), how they link with domestic abuse & how this relates to practice.

It will address the following aims, all with a focus on how they relate to families living with domestic abuse:

  • Introduce ACEs
  • Examine trauma informed practice
  • Explore triggers that can result in challenging behaviour
  • Examine strategies to engage with CYP
  • Examine strategies to support CYP developing resilience
  • To offer a framework of working that enables collaboration with CYP
  • To promote relational interactions and kindness

To book, follow the links below and book through Eventbrite.  Please note all courses will run from 1-4pm (1pm registration for a 1.30pm start).

25 November 2019 – Winchester

26 November 2019 – Fleet

4 December 2019 – Portsmouth

Hampshire Based Training Course

Impact of domestic violence and abuse on young people

A one day training course to promote awareness of the dynamics of violent relationships, the impact on children and possible interventions.

This is a Level 2 course on the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) training pathway. It is available to Children's Services and partner agencies, including the Voluntary Sector, who work directly with children and young people.

E-learning – all courses are provided free

Provided by Hampshire & IOW Safeguarding Children Board: (Note if you do not already have a login for this training site, you will need to register first).

Basic awareness of domestic abuse, including the impact on children

Helps you to explain, describe and recognise the signs of domestic violence and neglect. It also helps you identify ways to support victims, identify the do’s and don’ts, recognise when its appropriate to assist, know where and when to get help and be aware of best practice.

An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour-based Violence - Full Course

This course is designed to help those who come into contact with young people and their families during the course of their work. It covers good safeguarding practice and the cultural context.

Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation

Increases awareness of sexual exploitation of children and raises awareness of legislation and guidance that applies to vulnerable groups and how these policies can be applied in practice. It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people.

Collaborative working: A Whole Family Approach

This course provides the learner with an understanding of the impact of whole family working and the key principles of whole family intervention.

Other providers’ free e-learning

Safeguarding women and girls from violence

This e-learning module from AVA discusses violence against women and girls. The course has been designed for education staff working with children and young people aged between 11-18 and will support you with how to respond to a disclosure of violence.

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

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.

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.

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.