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Training services

Reducing the Risk offers a wide range of training on domestic abuse and interpersonal violence for professionals working across all sectors. We coordinate Domestic Abuse Champion Networks, provide consultancy, design bespoke workshops and deliver programmes for any group size and level of learning.

About our training

At Reducing the Risk we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver engaging and tailored training, designed for a variety of learning and development needs. This ranges from providing basic awareness training to more in depth programmes on DASH Risk Assessments, safety planning and coercive control.

We also provide training for young people, to highlight abusive behaviours in young person relationships and also to provide a foundation of knowledge to support them in their careers.

Our charity specialises in the setting up and running of Domestic Abuse Champions’ Networks. Early intervention is key to supporting victims and families affected by domestic abuse. A network supports frontline practitioners to gain knowledge and skills in order to support colleagues internally and in other agencies.

We deliver regular training in authorities including Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, West Berkshire and Torbay through our Domestic Abuse Champions Network. We provide training within other local authorities and organisations, such as educational institutions, health-based services, solicitor firms and police forces – and we work with charities and local projects to support staff and volunteers working with vulnerable people in their community.

DA Champion Training

We offer a Train the Trainer Programme, equipping professionals with the knowledge, resources and skills to deliver the Domestic Abuse Champion training package within their local areas.

Our current training partnerships

We partner with local and national organisations to identify and fill gaps in service provision across a number of areas, including mental health, children and young people, sexual violence, housing and health.

CCG DA Champion Network

Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse are very excited to announce the development of a Domestic Abuse Champion Network within Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes GP Practices. The training is available to any GP practice staff within these localities.

Children and young people training

We are delighted to be working with Mulberry Bush to jointly provide training to staff in schools working with young children who have experienced the double impact of domestic abuse and COVID-19. If you’re interested in training for children or young people, or those working with them, we’d love to hear from you.

Feedback and Engagement

Over 700 people trained online and in-person so far during the Covid-19 pandemic

95% of trainees found the online training they received very useful and informative

27% increase in confidence of attendees to respond to a victim of domestic abuse following DA Awareness Training

93% of trainees felt that the online training they attended was very well delivered

Exemplary throughout the entire time I have commissioned them to deliver their champion network train the trainer package. They have great expertise driven with an absolute passion for helping victims and expanding the Champions’ Network.

Local Government Community Safety Officer

Quite simply the best training experience I have ever had.

Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office

Thank you for creating such engaging training, really hands on, or as hands on as virtual training can be and using such a variety of technology to involve us all, much better than just being talked at 🙂 Great partnership.

Attendee, Mulberry Bush training