Respect, in partnership with SafeLives and the Drive Partnership, is launching a package of training courses designed to safely meet the growing demand for effective responses and programmes for perpetrators of domestic abuse.
With more funding than ever before going into perpetrator interventions, it's vital that we develop and grow the workforce to ensure interventions are delivered safely and effectively, with survivor safety at the centre.
If you're already working with perpetrators and you'd like to develop your skillset, or you're someone with transferable skills who would like to explore a career working with perpetrators, check out the courses below & make an expression of interest
Update Monday 7 February: we are not accepting more expressions of interest for the Respect-delivered training courses as the places available are far fewer than the expressions of interest we have received.
Risk management in domestic violence perpetrator programmes
The identification and management of risk are a central function of any accredited
service. This includes risk identification, communication of risk internally and externally and having effective procedures to manage or reduce risk on a day-to-day basis through a case management process. Respect Standard, B3 (2017).
This 2-day training - developed and delivered by Dr Chris Newman - is aimed at Practice Managers, Groupwork Facilitators and Integrated Support Service Workers.
Dates: 2 day course - 14 and 16 February (9.30 - 16.00 each day)
Integrated Support Service Worker: essential training
This hands-on 3-day training course will give you the confidence and skills to offer responsive and trauma-informed support to survivors of domestic abuse as part of the Integrated Support Service.
This training will equip participants with a thorough understanding of the Integrated Support Service, and a deeper knowledge of domestic abuse, trauma and recovery within the context of the domestic violence perpetrator programme.
This training is interactive, and uses a range of media, practical exercises, and discussion to give participants a “toolkit” of skills and knowledge based on evidence-based practice and recent theory. This is also an excellent 'refresher' for experienced Integrated Support practitioners.
Dates: 3 day course - 25 March, 28 March and 1 April (9.30 - 16.00 each day)
Multi-Agency domestic abuse perpetrator panel training
A growing number of LA and PCC areas are seeking to develop multi-agency domestic abuse perpetrator panel forums. This 1-day event explores the aims of a multi-agency perpetrator panel and the roles and responsibilities of its members, and how this works in practice.
A perpetrator panel helps co-ordinate the management of risk and improve victim safety by focusing on perpetrators in order to prevent future abuse. Adapted from the Drive Project, learn best practice approaches to delivering this forum, from effective establishment to practical meeting management.
Ideal for those with interest or experience in multi-agency meetings.
Dates: 1 day course - 3 March or 8 March
Responding to high harm high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse
Based on intensive, comprehensive training developed by the Drive Project intervention for perpetrators of domestic abuse, this OCN-accredited 12-day course is for domestic abuse practitioners and other cross-sector professionals with transferable skills. The course will improve their approach to this particular high-harm high-risk cohort.
Dates: 12 day course - 22, 23, 24 March 26, 27, 28 April 07, 08 June 12, 13, 19, 20 July
Please note that this course requires a fee of £100 per participant
Individual work with perpetrators of domestic abuse
This training will give you the confidence and skills to work one-to-one with perpetrators of domestic abuse.
The training is participatory and practical, with a strong focus on working interactively with the programme materials.
Dates: 4 day course - 21, 22, 23, 24 March (9.30 - 16.00 each day)
Facilitating groupwork for perpetrators of domestic abuse (1 day self-paced online, 4 days trainer-led)
The hands-on course (which combines one day of self-paced online work, followed by 4 days of trainer-led training) will increase participants’ skills and confidence to facilitate groupwork programmes with men who perpetrate domestic abuse against women.
Dates: 5 day course - 29, 30, 31 March and 1 April (9.30 - 16.00 each day)