For professionals in Wales
SafeLives are pleased to be able to offer Wales-based practitioners fully-funded spaces on specially commissioned training courses for VAWDASV practitioners. 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.
Service Managers' training course - Applications Closed
Applications for this course are now closed. For future courses please register your interest here
SafeLives are pleased to offer 1 fully-funded Service Manager course (24 spaces) to Wales-based practitioners .
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 that ONLY VAWDASV practitioners are eligible.
Places on this Wales course are free. You must be based in Wales in order to be accepted onto this Wales afternoon course. If this does not apply to you, please refer to the Service Manager open morning course .
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Supporting Lgbt+ Survivors of VAWDASV 1day Courses
SafeLives data shows that Lgbt+ survivors of VAWDASV present with higher levels of risk and complex needs by the time they access support. We also know that LGBT+ victims/survivors are not experiencing domestic abuse in isolation. There are high rates of poly victimisation; repeat experiences of abuse and discrimination over their lifetime.
“They wouldn’t accept that he was in a gay relationship. He felt very outraged... When the person behind the counter spoke to my client, he said, “oh your friend”, it wasn’t his friend, it was his partner, and that’s still happening out there, even in the professional sector.”
The Dyn Project, from the SafeLives SpotLight report Free to be SafeThis course will increase your understanding of the dynamics of VAWDASV and how abuse may be experienced by Lgbt+ survivors. It will encourage you to consider how identity may impact on a person's experience of abuse, possible barriers to making disclosures or accessing support and specific risk factors you need may to consider.
Please register your interest in future Supporting Lgbt+ Survivors of VAWDASV 1day Courses here