Domestic Abuse Matters: getting started

Before getting in touch, it is helpful if you have thought about the following:

  • Approximate dates for the training of learners in classes of 25. This will allow us to provide a firm quote for costs.
  • Numbers of local trainers (delivering up to 25% of the training with SafeLives trainers) requiring train the trainer course places.
  • Named accessible training venues which have good transport links and can accommodate 25 learners in each available classroom, along with PowerPoint equipment for each venue in order to arrange secure materials delivery in line with IPR requirements set by the College of Policing.
  • Named lead for the following areas:
    • general tasks
    • resourcing
    • internal media communication
    • learning and development
    • evaluation



Melani Morgan

If you'd like to find out more about Domestic Abuse Matters, please get in touch. We recommend you have to hand the total number of individuals who would likely be the first to respond to an incident of domestic abuse, be it victims (external or internal), perpetrators or children. This should include:

  • all response officers,
  • PCSOs or equivalent,
  • all specials,
  • front counter staff,
  • all detectives or staff that interview and process perpetrators,
  • all front counter staff,
  • all call handlers and control room staff.