For professionals in Wales

Hafan Cymru and SafeLives are pleased to be able to offer Wales-based practitioners fully-funded spaces on specially commissioned training courses for Idvas, young person's practitioners and Service Managers. These courses are offered as part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to the ongoing implementation of the National Training Framework for Wales on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Please note: Please note: priority will be given to applications from regions or areas that did not receive spaces on the previous Welsh Government-funded courses in Spring 2019. We will then prioritise any other learners who applied for those previous courses and were unsuccessful.

SafeLives Independent domestic violence advisor (Idva) training

This qualification is accredited by OCNLR and is recognised as suitable for all group 4 practitioners. The course enhances practical knowledge, helping services to provide the best possible support for domestic abuse victims, survivors and their children. The training is supported by relevant specialists from many different fields, including the criminal justice system, family law, child protection, sexual assault referral centres (Sarcs) and housing services. 

Dates:

Block 1: 5-7 November 2019

Block 2: 3-5 December 2019

Block 3: 7-9 January 2020

Block 4: 4-6 February 2020

Address:

Venue in the Park at Alyn Waters Country Park
Wrexham
LL11 4AG

Applications closed and are being processed.

Training for service managers

This OCNLR accredited course was developed for the Welsh Government, based on SafeLives’ established training package for service managers, and is aimed at those who lead violence against women, other forms of gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence services. This training is suitable for all group 5 practitioners.

Dates:

Block 1: 26-27 November 2019

Block 2: 21-22 January 2020 

Address:

Venue in the Park at Alyn Waters Country Park
Wrexham
LL11 4AG

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