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 that 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. 


Spring/Summer 2022 Open Courses

The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse (Tuesday 29th March - 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 

Previous learner quote: 

"The training was packed full of valuable information, which was accessible and very thought provoking. I learnt a lot of new things." 

Applications are now open! Please apply via this link.

Risk Assessment for Domestic Abuse (Tuesday 26th April - 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

Applications are now open! Please apply via this link.

Previous learner quote:

"Very informative and thorough information. Made me much more confident in carrying out risk assessments and using professional judgements"

Safety Planning for Domestic Abuse (Tuesday 24th May - 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

Previous learner quote:

"That aside, the training for me, as a student was imperative to my understanding regarding domestic abuse and its intricacies. I wish every single student had the opportunity to undertake this course as it really allowed me to understand and dig deeper around domestic abuse and it sparked a personal interest and passion for the type of social worker I hope to become - thank you for this great opprtunity."

Applications are now open! Please apply via this link.

Domestic Abuse Workplace Policy (Tuesday 28th June - 9:30am-12:30pm)

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

Applications are now open! Please apply via this link.