Safer Places offers a range of specialist Domestic Violence/Abuse training to professionals.
All of our training is developed and delivered by experts to meet the needs of practitioners
who come into contact with people affected by Domestic Abuse or to raise awareness to
members of the public.
Our training includes a range of courses, at various levels from basic Domestic Abuse
Awareness to tailored training packages designed to meet the specific needs of organisations.
Areas we cover include:
• DV Awareness
• Coercive control and the new legislation
• DASH Risk Model training
• Working with Complex Needs
• Working with Older victims
• Effects on Children
• Response to DV in the health sector
• Working with male victims
• Routine enquiry
• Honour Based Abuse
• Domestic Abuse awareness in the workplace (policies and procedures for human resource
In 2016 we delivered training to over 1000 professionals from various sectors including, Police, Health, Social Care and Education. This included training to the Safeguarding leads for 280 schools across Essex, on how to recognise if a child is living in a home where there is Domestic Abuse, the effects on children and how to support these families.
J9 Domestic Abuse awareness training was developed by Safer Places to support the creation
of networks of Domestic Violence champions and safe places for victims to disclose across
Essex. This training has been delivered across the county having been commissioned by District Councils in Harlow, Basildon, Epping Forest, Uttlesford and Castlepoint and Rochford. All Job Centre Plus centres in Essex are now J9 centres.