Hafan Cymru and SafeLives are delighted to announce we have been jointly commissioned by the Welsh Government to deliver vital training across Wales.
Read an excerpt of the press release below.
26th July 2022
Hafan Cymru and SafeLives are delighted to announce they have been jointly commissioned by the Welsh government to deliver a range of domestic abuse and gender-based violence training.
Each year over two million people in the UK experience domestic abuse. In Wales alone, the number of cases where victims of domestic abuse are at high risk and in imminent danger of serious harm or murder has been increasing by 10% year on year.
The Welsh government has commissioned a range of accredited training to upskill and educate professionals so that they can identify victims of domestic abuse and gender-based violence more quickly; provide responsive, person-centred support that will meet the needs of victims and their families; and tackle the behaviour of perpetrators.
The Hafan Cymru and SafeLives partnership will deliver three training programmes, including the widely respected accredited training for independent domestic violence advisors (Idva), who play a vital role in supporting victims and their families; and accredited training for managers who deliver frontline gender-based services.
The partnership will also be developing and delivering a new modular training programme for multi-agency professionals covering topics that include the effects of domestic abuse on children and young people (DACYP), male victims, LGBT+ victims, stalking, and street harassment. Courses will start in the autumn.
Survivors of domestic abuse, experts by experience, will be involved in creating training resources, and the partnership will work with other services to bring in additional expertise.
In total, the training aims to reach a total of 2500 learners.
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