Online training for professionals in Scotland

We are pleased to offer a number of new online courses for professionals in Scotland. These courses are open to any professionals or volunteers in Scotland who are looking to strengthen and deepen their understanding of domestic abuse. Please note all sessions will be hosted on Zoom and the cost of each course is £45.

Excellent training delivered well over zoom. Given the different environment I really liked the flexibility allowed for discussing/sharing as well as the great learning materials.

- Participant, online training course

DAART: Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool

DAART is our free online resource for professionals. It is an awareness-raising tool and serves as an introduction to domestic abuse and coercive control. It also provides a directory of local and national services in Scotland. 

Access DAART

If you have used DAART, in either a personal or professional capacity, please take 10 minutes to complete our feedback survey. Your answers are completely anonymous and will help us assess the reach and effectiveness of the tool. 

Please note that DAART provides an overview of the main considerations when responding to domestic abuse, however it does not replace specialist domestic abuse training. 


Upcoming Open Courses (Autumn 2021)

Safety Planning for Domestic Abuse (Tuesday 16th November - 9:30am-12:30pm)

This session covers:

  • Safety planning for people experiencing domestic abuse
  • DSDAS (Disclosure Scheme Domestic Abuse Scotland)
  • Signposting and referring to specialist services
  • Information-sharing in cases of domestic abuse
  • Overview of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 and other legal responses to domestic abuse

Please apply here. 

Past courses:

Domestic Abuse Workplace Policy

This session covers:

  • The definition of domestic abuse
  • Workplace policy and responding to disclosures
  • Workplace safety planning (including considerations for people working from home)
  • Allegations of domestic abuse and perpetrators

Please express your interest in a future course here. 


The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse (Tuesday 14th September - 9:30am-12:30pm)

This session covers:

  • The impact of domestic abuse on the whole family
  • Identifying domestic abuse
  • Perpetrator tactics
  • How domestic abuse develops 

Please express your interest in a future course here.

Risk Assessment for Domestic Abuse (Tuesday 19th October - 9:30am-12:30pm)

This session will cover:

  • Introduction to the Dash (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour based violence) risk assessment tool
  • Background and overview of the Dash risk assessment tool
  • Multi-agency risk management
  • Consent, data protection and information-sharing

Please express your interest in a future course here.