Ending Harmful Practices Training - Hounslow Only

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Women and Girls' Network's Ending Harmful Practices training.

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About Women and Girls' Network's Ending Harmful Practices Training    

This half day programme provides a foundational understanding of what harmful practice is and how to implement appropriate and timely responses.

Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own practice and identify areas for improvement in providing support.


To raise awareness of Harmful Practices and understand what constitutes appropriate support and improve responses

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion those participating in the programme will:

• Understand what harmful practice is

• Increase awareness of how harmful practice manifests as violence against women and girls (VAWG)

• Increase awareness of what constitutes timely responses

• Understand how to implement appropriate and effective support

• Improve practice responses

Who is this training for?

These courses have been developed for professionals from statutory organisations and VAWG sector charities working with Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) within London organisations. Please note that due to funding requirements, this free course is only available to professionals providing VAWG services in the borough of Hounslow.  

Please note that applying on Eventbrite does not automatically gain you a place on the course. There is an additional shortlisting process we have to undertake to ensure the criteria set by our funders have been met before offering a place to an applicant.

Please apply early to avoid disappointment, as many of WGN’s courses are over-subscribed and the application process may be closed early as a result.

What is the cancellation policy?

Please note WGN training courses are frequently oversubscribed and, when possible, we would like to offer places to other delegates on the waiting list. Therefore, if your application is successful and a place is allocated to you but you cannot attend the training, please notify us as soon as possible.

Occasionally WGN may decide to cancel a course if the number of delegates attending would mean that delivery would not be cost-effective. We endeavour to give all delegates as much notice as possible of cancelled training. 

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Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes you can transfer your ticket but you will need to inform the organiser that you are intending to do this as there may be a waiting list for places which will take priority.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your details if you have booked so it will not be necessary to bring your ticket with you.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact the Women and Girls Network training team via email: (please note that the training inbox is checked three times a week) or by telephone on: 020 3096 7712.  

About Women and Girls Network (WGN) WGN is a free, women-only service that supports women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence. We offer counselling, advocacy and advice for women and girls who have experienced gendered violence, including sexual and domestic violence. Our overall aim is to promote, preserve and restore the mental health and well-being of women and girls, to empower them to make a total and sustainable recovery from their experiences of violence.

WGN's Training Ethos We are unapologetically Feminist, Intersectional and Anti-Racist.WGN's training has at its heart the Women and Girls Network ethos. Much like the services we provide to women and girls, the principles of feminism, intersectionality, holistic and creative approaches are threads that run through all of our training.

As a Black led feminist organisation, our intention and plan is to progress conversations and actions into development of programmes that address themes of oppression, provide healing for racial and identity trauma, and provide safe spaces and practical strategies to engage Black and minoritised women. We are passionate about delivering training that influences best practice and improves and enhances the effectiveness of front-line professionals working in the field of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Attending our training gives you a deeper understanding of and one of a kind insight into WGN's models and approaches. WGN has been working with women and girls for over thirty years and our training is packed with ancient womanist healing integrated with 21st century neuro-science. The training provides knowledge, tools, skills, and experiences for you to further enhance your practice.

You can find more information about WGN by visiting our website:

About the Trainer Dorett Jones MA. Dorett's Womynist practice is internationally influenced and she consults and teaches on a range of areas including; public speaking, women leadership and intersectionality, ending violence against women and girls (VAWG), mental well-being and creative resistance. Dorett previously practiced as a psychodynamic counsellor, and worked in the ending VAWG sector for over two decades; from frontline advocacy and therapeutic services to strategic leadership, management and teaching.

Dorett has designed and led on a vast amount of development and teaching programmes associated with ending violence against women and girls, including writing and developing the UK’s first national standards for BME ending VAWG services. In 2015, Dorett was seconded to the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) as project lead on an ending harmful practices pilot across five London boroughs between health and social care, focusing on early prevention of female genital mutilation (FGM). Dorett continues to consult, teach and share knowledge. She is an internationally published writer and filmmaker.

PREVENTION AND ACTION THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND TRAINING (P&ACT) is a pan-London, MOPAC-funded partnership project to prevent and act against harmful practices. The partnership works with marginalised and minoritised women and communities and professionals to reduce the impact of harmful practices and improve professional responses to survivors through the provision of community engagement across diverse communities in London to increase awareness of harmful practices; early interventions with young women aged 10-24 years; specialist counselling and casework for adult women who have experienced harmful practices; working with community and statutory agencies to improve institutional responses to women affected by harmful practices through specialist training and awareness-raising.

The P&ACT partners are:

Asian Women’s Resource Centre (Lead)

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation

Latin American Women’s Rights Service

MIDAYE Somali Development Network

PLIAS Resettlement


Southall Black Sisters

Women and Girl’s Network

Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation

IMECE Women’s Centre



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