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This course will provide an introduction to domestic abuse for professionals working in a range of homelessness settings.

By using case studies and drawing on the lived experience of service users, the course will explore the complexities of identifying and responding to domestic abuse in these settings, where service users are likely to be experiencing multiple disadvantages.

Who is this course for?

  • Managers and frontline staff from any homelessness service
  • Staff from other sectors who have contact with people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.

What will your team learn?

Through this course, your team will:

  • Know the definitions of domestic abuse and coercive control and be able to identify these in your service
  • Understand how domestic abuse interacts with other forms of disadvantage, and how this creates barriers to disclosure and support
  • Feel more confident working out who is doing what to who, and have better awareness of perpetrators in your services
  • Feel more confident talking with survivors about abuse, identifying risk and taking action e.g. referring on, safety planning etc.

Please note: This is a challenging and emotive subject, this course may trigger some emotions. We do our best to facilitate a safe and psychologically informed environment and teaching style for the benefit of delegates attending this course.

How will it be delivered?

This one-day course can be booked for a team of up to 16 for in-person training or up to 20 for online training.

If you need something different, we can tailor the course delivery to suit your situation, with some potential adjustments in cost.

How much will it cost?

Non-members: £1,400

Members: £990

Please note, if you're opting for in-person training, the expenses of the trainer (e.g. travel to your location) will be added to your invoice.

We are a social enterprise so choosing training with us not only equips your team with vital skills but also fuels impactful research and campaigns, so every purchase goes back into ending homelessness.

Ready to take the next step?

To book or if you'd like to find out more:
Email: training@homelesslink.org.uk
​Call: James at 07375 042 815 or Hannah at 07939 967 209

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