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.


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.


Course: Fully Booked - we are currently reviewing the applicatios, we will back in touch within the next couple of weeks

11th of March 2021 - Fully Booked

12th of March 2021 -  Fully Booked

23rd of March 2021 - Fully Booked

Timings: 09:30 - 16:00 every day, inc. breaks and 30 mins for lunch.


Service Managers' training course - Course Fully booked

We are currently reviewing the final applications and we will be back in touch shortly. 

Wales Afternoon course: 1pm - 2.30pm on each of the above days.

This afternoon course is being fully-funded by and being delivered on behalf of the Welsh Government, and is exclusively for Wales-based practitioners. 

Places on this Wales afternoon 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 open morning course above.

Block 1:  

Thursday 25th February 2021 

Thursday 4th March 2021 

Thursday 11th March 2021 

Thursday 18th March 2021 

Thursday 25th March 2021 

Block 2:  

Thursday 22nd April 2021 

Thursday 29th April 2021 


Written assessment submitted after online attendance.