Safer Somerset Partnership Training

The Safer Somerset Partnership aims for the effective prevention and response to domestic abuse to be a priority for all agencies. All organisations can have a basic awareness of domestic abuse, which can help provide a shared community understanding of the complexity surrounding the problem.

Somerset County Council on behalf of the Safer Somerset Partnership organises a range of training courses – from basic awareness to more specialist courses.

Take a look at our Somerset Domestic Abuse Training Strategy

Course bookings and fees

Find the current charging policy, training programme and booking form below. Please note cancellation fees apply to courses.

Level One – Introduction to Domestic Abuse

Somerset County Council (SCC) Employees – £ FREE; Non- SCC Employees £45

Level Two – Refresher

Somerset County Council (SCC) Employees – £ FREE; Non- SCC Employees £30

Level Two – MARAC

FREE for any professional whose agency is signed up to the Somerset MARAC Operating Protocol

Level Two – Other Specialist Courses

Somerset County Council (SCC) Employees – £50; Non- SCC Employees £50

You can download the current list of training courses and a booking form below.

Somerset 2020 Domestic Abuse Training Dates
Somerset Domestic Abuse Forum Training Course Booking Form

eLearning

There are several e-learning opportunities for you and your colleagues. These include those listed below.

The charity Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) has two helpful e-learnings:

  • Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Complicated Matters: Domestic and Sexual Violence, Problematic Substance Use and Mental Ill-health

Find online at http://www.elearning.avaproject.org.uk/

AVA has online webinars and courses available for professionals who work with people affected by domestic abuse. These include best practice for supporting survivors during Covid-19.

Take a look online at https://avaproject.org.uk/events/

If you work at Somerset County Council you can find these courses on the Learning Centre:

  • Domestic Abuse (introduction)
  • Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Child to Parent Abuse
  • Teenage Relationships
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