Training makes you more effective

Sharing what works to cut domestic abuse so that more families are safe is what we do best. Our 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. And we also offer highly regarded continuing professional development courses, helping everyone who works to stop domestic abuse.

For those working in Wales, all SafeLives training fits within the National Training Framework. For specific information as to which group training is relevant to, click on specific course pages.

Gain the knowledge, confidence and skills vital to helping survivors of domestic abuse.

Designed to help managers take their domestic abuse service to the next level of impact, this course is the first of its kind in the UK.

Get the skills you need to make your Marac a more effective focal point for the work of protecting families.

Our expert training, specifically adapted for professionals working in Scotland.

SafeLives are pleased to be able to offer Wales-based practitioners fully-funded spaces on specially commissioned training courses for VAWDASV practitioners.

Develop your teams’ skills with a powerful training session focusing on the specific needs of your area or agency. Our expert trainers can help you stop domestic abuse.

Your force can make a difference to the lives of thousands of domestic abuse victims and their families living in your area.

SafeLives are pleased to offer a culture change training programme designed to improve understanding of coercive control amongst family legal professionals, who are advising survivors of domestic abuse.

Our bespoke training can be tailored to the needs of your workforce, helping you support your employees. 

This Engaging with those who harm course helps build confidence and skill in responding directly to the perpetrator, extending existing professional competencies in holding them to account, assessing their readiness to engage in in-depth specialist behaviour change work, and effectively use referral pathways to those interventions. 

Non-fatal strangulation is now a standalone criminal offence. It is vital professionals understand non-fatal strangulation and the risk it poses. We're developing new non-fatal strangulation training for professionals.