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

20 October 2021: The Invisible Noose – Coercive Control Awareness Training

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

Learning Outcomes:

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

8 November – 9 December (various dates): Implementing trauma-informed practice (advanced)

Provided by: Wave Trust. 1.30pm to 5pm. Free.

This training will result in you having a good understanding of the following areas:

  • Principles and framework underpinning Trauma-informed practice
  • Trauma-informed language, behaviour and reactions
  • Trauma-informed practices in service delivery
  • Recognising trauma, and how to respond to produce positive outcomes
  • How you can be the supportive adult that transforms a child’s (or adult’s) life
  • How services can run in a way that helps users thrive
  • How trauma behaviour looks from the provider’s perspective
  • Vicarious trauma and care for staff
  • Successful examples of trauma-informed practice

17 November 2021: An Introduction to Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence (CPV/APV)

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand what constitutes child to parent violence / adolescent to parent abuse and how they link to domestic abuse
  • Understand how to respond and support the parent and child who are living with CPV/APV and abuse, including acknowledgement of the difficulties parents face in reporting CPV/ APV
  • Develop an awareness of the impact of APV on the parent and CYP
  • Recognise the links between ACEs and CPV/APV
  • Be aware of sources of support and how to signpost to support

24 November 2021: An Introduction to The Line Between Parental Conflict and Domestic Abuse

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse & HDAP. 9.30am to 11am.  Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the differences between parental conflict and domestic abuse (in its different forms)
  • Understand how to respond to cases of parental conflict.
  • Learn how to identify and respond early to domestic abuse disclosures and suspicions
  • Learn to use appropriate language with victims of domestic abuse
  • Gain an understanding of risk assessment and safety planning
  • Identify sources of support, including specialist services, and how to signpost/ refer to them

24 November 2021: An Introduction to Domestic Abuse linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. 1.30pm to 3pm.  Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Provide an introduction to ACEs
  • Understand the impact of ACEs on the development of the child/ young person
  • Explore how ACEs are linked to domestic abuse
  • Examine trauma informed practice when working with children and young people
  • Explore the triggers that can result in challenging behaviours
  • Know where to refer to for support

1 December 2021: An Introduction to Recognising and Responding to Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

Provided by: Hampton Trust. 9.30am to 11am.  Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know how to identify perpetrators and respond to disclosures or suspicions of abusive behaviour
  • Understand motivational interviewing, trauma informed practice and rolling with resistance
  • Build an awareness of specialist support available to perpetrators of domestic abuse and referral pathways

1 December 2021: An Introduction to the Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children and Young People

Provided by: Stop Domestic Abuse. 1.30pm to 3pm.  Free.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand of the impact of domestic abuse on children, including physical and emotional impacts, and recognising DA as an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience)
  • Know how to respond to disclosures or suspicions that a child has witnessed or experienced domestic abuse
  • Gain an awareness of specialist support available to children witnessing DA and how to refer to appropriate services, including safeguarding responsibilities

1 December 2021: An Introduction to the Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children under 10 years old

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise the difficulties for parents experiencing domestic abuse and how these impact on their ability to parent
  • Explore the difficulties for victims of domestic abuse in forming attachments with their children
  • Understand the ways children can be affected by domestic abuse and violence
  • Make links between domestic abuse and child abuse
  • Develop knowledge of support available to children and how to refer/ signpost

8 December 2021: An Introduction to the Trauma Informed Journey

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore categories of ACEs and direct experiences that affect the child directly and indirectly
  • Identify trauma triggers and explore conduct and questioning through the Trauma Informed Journey
  • Recognise key examples that can help prevent ACEs and explore different strategies
  • Review the underpinning principles of Trauma Informed Practice that will help us to develop curiosity when managing our own and other's behaviour to support building resilience

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.