If you or your family are in immediate danger don't be afraid to call the police on 999. Otherwise please contact Kent Police on the non-emergency telephone number 101 or visit your local police station to speak with an officer in confidence.

Alternatively, you can contact the freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or the Mens' Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

Training & Events

Domestic Violence and the Deaf Community

The next training we are delivering is 'Domestic Violence and the Deaf Community' and is aimed at professionals who want to learn more about DeafHope, domestic violence and the deaf community or who may have a deaf client.

The training dates are:
17th May 10:00am-1:00pm and
20th June 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Both dates are in Balham, Wandsworth.

Please see the 'Download Information' link located at the bottom of this post for booking forms. Please ensure you fill out the appropriate dated form. If you are unable to attend the training, DeafHope can provide in-house training for full or half days.

We also can deliver presentations to any groups both Deaf & hearing should you wish to learn more. We are happy to visit all work places, social events etc.

Young DeafHope
As part of our prevention work, our Young DeafHope team deliver workshops to young Deaf individuals on varying topics such as Healthy Relationships, Anti-bullying, Forced Marriage & Honor Based Violence and sexting/ cyber bullying.

We are now offering a new workshop on HIV. This topic is extremely important for young Deaf individuals as many have no HIV awareness. Our materials are adapted specifically for Deaf clients so they are accessible. If you wish to book a workshop or for more information please do contact us.

Survivor Workshops
DeafHope runs a similar programme to the Freedom Programme called Survivor Workshops. It is a 7 week programme which is a small group of Deaf survivors.

Our next survivor workshop session is in September. If you know anybody who will benefit from a 7 week course to build confidence, meet other Deaf survivors who have gone through similar experiences, and to learn to be a stronger, more independent individual then please let us know so we can make contact and hopefully book them onto our survivor workshop scheme.

For help you can text our 24 hour SMS only number: 07970350366, email: deafhope@signhealth.org or phone us: 02087723241

Please click HERE for more information on DeafHope projects.

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RESPONDS: Training Pack

The aim of the RESPONDS study (Researching Education to Strengthen Primary care ON Domestic violence and Safeguarding) was to bridge the knowledge and practice gap between domestic violence and child safeguarding. They developed an evidence-base for training and developed, piloted and evaluated a new multi-component training intervention for general practice teams. The RESPONDS training pack was designed and developed collaboratively using multi-professional expertise from health, research, training and practice in domestic violence and child safeguarding.

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Domestic Abuse Training Courses for Kent and Medway Professionals

Domestic abuse training courses provided by KMDASG partner agencies. To make an enquiry about any of the training courses described please use the contact information provided within document.

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Domestic Abuse Safe Enquiry e-Learning Package

To help health staff in particular appreciate the need to have a routine enquiry attitude and to develop the skills to ask, and to handle the response when dealing with those affected by domestic abuse.

This Safe Enquiry eLearning package, is not a replacement for face to face training, but does give a bite-sized opportunity to access the key points.

It has been designed to be used in your staff meetings, or as an individual learning resource.

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Free Domestic Abuse Training

In the training we discuss who NCDV are, what NCDV can do to help and how to access NCDV. The training also advises on what domestic abuse is, how NCDV obtain emergency injunctions (the legal process in making the application), and how your resources themselves can refer survivors (with consent) to NCDV and then, if required, receive email updates on the status of the injunction application. We also discuss how funding is considered reviewing the option of Legal Aid, as well as the benefits of civil orders and Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders. We also discuss our apps, available for android and i-phone.

The NCDV training is made up of 3 modules detailed below:

  • Module 1: Information about NCDV and injunction services
  • Module 2: Introduction to Assist Website
  • Module 3: Introduction to Refer Direct Website

The training generally lasts around forty minutes although we ask that you allow up to an hour for any Q&A.

Our trainers travel to site so we kindly ask that there are three delegates on each training course.

If you would wish to book please contact sally.herzog@ncdv.org.uk or call Sally on 07534096879.

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Youth Action Trainer Programme

If you know of a youth club or other non-educational setting who would like to take part in the Youth Action Trainer Programme now, or during the summer holidays contact Lauren Bower - SATEDA Youth Worker, for a chat we will design each programme with your group in mind. Each group will be able to log their volunteer hours, and the young people will receive a nationally recognised award for the volunteer hours they complete, awards for volunteering are given for 10 hours, 50 hours and 100 hours of volunteering. Volunteering can improve young peoples skills, confidence and employability in the future. admin@sateda.org

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Swale - Domestic Abuse Training

SATEDA are now able to deliver bespoke training sessions to your team. From basic DV awareness to specific training programmes, we will tailor the sessions content and length in consultation with you. Contact Liza on 01795 417 251 or email service.director@sateda.org

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VCSE Skills and Information Workshops Victims Services

Pulse Regeneration is delivering Skills and Information workshops to providers in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector who deliver victims services.

From the 1st October 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will be responsible for commissioning the majority of victims services locally through funding from the Ministry of Justice. This means service providers may be bidding to their local PCC to obtain funding to deliver services, as well bidding to other public sector bodies.

The Ministry of Justice intends to support the VCSE sector through this new commissioning landscape to increase their capability and capacity to deliver services including those commissioned by PCCs.

Workshops will help VCSE organisations prepare for commissioning, and are designed to better enable frontline service providers to bid for grants and/ or contracts when tendering processes are launched.

http://www.vcseworkshops.co.uk

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Basic Awareness around Domestic Abuse

Basic Awareness around Domestic Abuse
01303-244836 (Amanda Walker)

Day Training

  1. Health Warning
  2. Introduction to Domestic Abuse
  3. Definition of DA
  4. Legislation
  5. Responding to DA
  6. Case Studies
  7. Conclusion

Full Day Training

  1. Health Warning
  2. Re look at Definition and statistics
  3. Stages in a relationship/Power and Control
  4. DASH and MARAC
  5. Effects on Children/Social services referrals
  6. Shall I stay shall I leave?
  7. Who Can Help?
  8. Freedom
  9. Safety Planning/Reporting incidents
  10. How the Law protects victims
  11. Conclusion / Poem

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