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Free Domestic Abuse Training for communities- West London
Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 09:00 – Thu, 22 Jun 2017, 17:00 BST
Please note, in order to confirm your training space we ask you to fill in an application form. Your space is not guaranteed until you do so.
Women’s Aid England, in partnership with Advance, Standing Together and the local authority, are running a new pilot called “ask me”, which is a scheme that will provide free domestic abuse training to people living or working in London (Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham). In many cases, the first person that a survivor of domestic abuse speaks to is a friend, family member or neighbour. The ask me scheme will train people to become 'ask me ambassadors' to increase their awareness of what a helpful response looks like and to know where to signpost people for help.
The kinds of people and organisations that we’re inviting to take part in the training are many- bar staff, hairdressers, community centre workers, reception and administration staff, HR teams, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians, optometrist and local people involved in various community groups.
There are two options for signing up as an ask me Ambassador:
You might be an interested individual who has great reach into your local community or
You might be part of a business, signing up on behalf of your site.
Due to funding, we can only accept applications from those that are either living or working in the following areas:
London Tri Boroughs (Hammersmith, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster)
Those that attend the free two day training delivered by our National Training Centre and a local domestic abuse service will receive 12 CPD points. Training venues will be confirmed upon reciept of your successful application (see below)
The ask me scheme will build a community of ask me ambassadors at a local level and aims to create confidence and understanding when talking about abuse. Positioning it as a life skill that will have a positive impact on the ambassador’s lives, as well as those around them.
The training will cover:
Understanding and recognising signs of domestic abuse in the community
Responding effectively if someone discloses they are in an abusive relationship
Knowing where survivors of domestic abuse can get help and support if they want it and self-care.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance and 12 CPD points, as well as some valuable skills and knowledge that they can take back to their workplace and into their own lives.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so we strongly recommend that anyone who is interested emails us a.s.a.p! We hope to attract a range or participants that reflect the intersectionality of our communities.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org