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Training for outreach workers

Improve the support you offer clients by learning about trauma-informed responses, strength based work and building resilience.

We've listened to what Outreach workers need, and developed specialist training to help you give the best possible support to your clients, including:

  • Trauma-informed responses to domestic abuse
  • Strengths based working
  • Building resilience and recovering safely

How the training helped Outreach worker Jenni Steele 

 

Learner feedback

What I’ve learnt opens more doors for clients.

The course shows the importance of step-down and resilience across all levels of risk

 

About the course

This training is aimed at domestic abuse specialists such as outreach workers and Idvas who want to strengthen the support they offer to victims and survivors of domestic abuse. The course covers essential knowledge and skills for working with victims and survivors as part of a risk-led approach, with a particular emphasis on longer term recovery and resilience. Content includes:

  • The short and long term effects of domestic abuse, including the impact of adverse childhood experiences, mental health and responses to trauma
  • How to assess and engage clients across the risk spectrum
  • Key skills and approaches for working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse, including care pathways, child contact and housing
  • How to build resilience with clients who’ve experienced domestic abuse, including the role of employment and education
  • Relevant legislation and how to apply it in practice
  • Effective ways of working with outreach clients, including group/peer support, strengths-based working and cognitive behavioural approaches.

 

 

Outreach Foundation

Applications Open

Please Apply HERE

Dates:

Block 1: 13th-15th September 2022

Block 2: 11th-13th October 2022

Block 3: 15th-17th November 2022

Block 4: 13th-15th December 2022

You must attend all 12 days.

Timing: 9:30am - 16:00pm 

Awards available: OCNLR Level 3 certificate in Domestic Abuse: Prevention and Intervention 

Format: 12-day training delivered in 4 blocks of 3 days 

Assessment: 4 Written assignments 

Time commitment:  The course comprises 12 days (in-room, online, or hybrid) training, delivered in four blocks; e-learning modules which must be completed prior to attending each block of training; and the completion of four assessed worksheets that are submitted online. The list below provides guidance on recommended study time you should allow: 

  • Guided learning (training blocks, pre-course reading and e-learning modules) - 120 hours 

  • Worksheets - 50 hours 

  • Notional study** - 130 hours 

  • Total course time requirement - 300 hours 

Price: £2,400 per learner 

Subsidies: We are committed to supporting smaller and specialist services to access our services. To help facilitate this, we offer a fixed number of subsidies (on two tiers) for services with an annual income of less than £1 million (£1950 per learner) and less than £500,000 (£950 per learner).

We use information on the application form to determine who to award the subsidised spaces to. For example, as part of our EEDI action plan, we will prioritise subsidies for learners working for a specialist service (also known as ‘by and for services’) or who personally work primarily with a minoritised client group such as LGBT+ survivors, Black, Asian, or racially minoritised survivors or survivors with disabilities.

Register your interest for future Outreach Foundation training

 

Outreach Specialist

Please register your interest HERE so we can keep you posted once the dates for the next cohort are confirmed.

 

Dates: 4 days, 2 blocks of 2 days * you must attend all 4 days of training.

Timing: 9:30am - 16:00pm 

Eligibility: Our four-day Outreach Specialist course is OCN accredited. For those who have already completed a SafeLives Foundation course in a different subject area it will allow them to build towards a Diploma. For those who have completed Women's Aid Certificate in Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse or want to develop their practice experience, the course will contribute towards your CPD.  For those who haven’t had previous foundation training with SafeLives, the course is accessible as a stand-alone CPD course.

Price: £795 *

* Subsidies:  We are committed to supporting smaller and specialist services to access our courses. To help facilitate this, we offer a fixed number of subsidies (on two tiers) for services with an annual income of less than £1 million (£550 per learner) and less than £500,000 (£300 per learner).We use information on the application form to determine who to award the subsidised spaces to.

Format:  The course comprises 4 session in-room (currently virtual) training.

Assessment: 1 Worksheet

Time Committment: 55 hours

The course comprises 4 days in-room (currently virtual) training, delivered in 2 blocks; and the completion of an assessed worksheet that is submitted online.

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Contact us

For queries about eligibility, pricing or any other questions, call our training team on 0117 403 3224 or email training@safelives.org.uk