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Training for companies

Training & consultancy for companies

We work with companies to help them develop their organisational response to domestic and sexual violence as it affects their staff, recognising the mutual, positive benefits for survivors and the organisation as a whole

Domestic abuse has a direct impact on productivity and concentration, absenteeism and staff turnover, costing the UK an estimated 2.7 billion a year. 80% of those who had experienced domestic abuse reported feeling distracted, tired and unwell at work, and 56% had to take time off work.  As well as the direct effect on performance, survivors frequently experienced harassing emails and phone calls from the perpetrator (80%) and being stalked at work (43.6%), and over 90% reported that this had an impact on co-workers, with 1 in 4 reporting harm or threats made against colleagues.1

1TUC (2014) Domestic Violence and the Workplace. TUC, London

Domestic Abuse and the Workplace

As well as offering general sessions aimed at raising awareness and understanding of domestic abuse, we can offer specific training to staff in a range of roles to help them respond sensitively and appropriately when domestic abuse related issues arise in the workplace.

  • Training for managers – understanding the impact of domestic abuse on survivors, supporting staff following disclosures, supporting the implementation of safety plans
  • Training for HR staff – understanding the impact of domestic abuse on survivors, supporting and responding to disclosures of abuse, drawing up safety plans at work.
  • Training for security staff – responding to harassment and stalking
  • Training for IT staff – communication technology and abuse
  • Developing domestic violence policies

Who is this for?

Our bespoke training and services are aimed at companies and organisations looking to improve their understanding and response to domestic abuse.

Contact us to discuss company training

020 3198 4650

training@solacewomensaid.org 

Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control – Understanding and Awareness

An introductory course to domestic abuse, this course is aimed at individuals who may come into contact with survivors, but do not play a frontline role. This will enable people to develop their understanding of domestic abuse and its impacts, and build their confidence around identifying signs of domestic abuse and the skills to respond and signpost to appropriate services.

Who is this for?

Anyone who may come into contact with those who have experienced domestic abuse

Course content

  • Definitions and dynamics of domestic abuse
  • Prevalence and impact of domestic abuse
  • Identifying and responding to domestic abuse
  • Signposting to local support services

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently identify and engage survivors of domestic abuse
  • Sensitively and supportively respond to disclosures
  • Effectively signpost to relevant services

Date & duration

Half day course

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