Health-based Idva training

A key recommendation in our report ‘A Cry for Health’ is the provision of training for health-based Idvas. We are pleased to announce plans for a SafeLives training course aimed at this audience. 

The focus of the course will be how to respond to people experiencing domestic abuse in a medical setting. The training will consider the particular challenges of working within a health setting; this will include working with those with poor health, mental health needs, pregnant women and older people.

SafeLives training helps professionals recognise the signs of domestic abuse understand the issues and respond quickly and effectively when a victim needs help. Our trainers are passionate experts. Every year they train hundreds of people to offer better support to victims. We run the flagship Idva qualification and have trained over 2000 Idvas in the last 10 years.

Interested in the training?

We are currently in the process of setting up training aimed at Idvas that are based within a hospital. If you'd like to be informed when more information becomes available, please email your details to training@safelives.org.uk.