Upcoming open access sessions

We provide open training courses which are ideal for staff working for housing providers and services. This course is open access, meaning that there will be staff from a range of organisations attending.

At the bottom of this page you will find our cancellation policy and 'expectation of learners' document - we ask that you give these a read before booking.

Timings

The course will be broken down into 12 weekly sessions lasting 3.5 hours each. 

Each week, sessions will run on Tuesday afternoons or Thursday morning so you can choose which works best for you. Please indicate in the comment box on the enquiry form if you have a preference.

For the spring 2021 cohort we have planned for the course to run from w/c 4th May until w/c 19th July

Audience

This initial pilot training course is available to existing DA Leads in housing provider organisations who are currently going through DAHA accreditation. During the pilot phase, due to intellectual property protection issues, we are unable to accept participants not yet working towards DAHA accreditation.

We intend to run the course from 2022 as a formally accredited course, so participants who successfully complete the course and the assessment tasks will receive a Level 4 qualification. Participants who attend the pilot course will have the option of completing assessment tasks in order to apply for the qualification as soon as the course is accredited. This is expected before the end of 2021.

Learners must demonstrate that they have attended domestic abuse awareness training (such as the DAHA Safe at Home Awareness course) prior to attending this course.

Learning objectives

By the end of this training learners will:

  1. Understand the dynamics and impact of domestic abuse
  2. Understand legislation and housing policy related to domestic abuse
  3. Know how to identify and respond to domestic abuse using best practice components
  4. Know how to improve domestic abuse survivor services, using DAHA as a model
  5. Know how to lead a housing organisation through the DAHA accreditation process

Cost

The spring 2021 cohort will be the pilot of this course so we are setting it at a reduced rate of £950 per person

This cost will increase for the next cohort

Post-training support

  • Following each module, we will send learners a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation from that session to enable you to build a file over the 12 weeks.
  • We will also provide a document containing handouts, further reading, watching and listening if you wish to explore the topics of domestic abuse and housing in more depth.
  • We can arrange individual debrief calls to support wellbeing if it is requested by any of the learners.

If you are interested in this course or would like more information, please enquire below!

Timings

This open version of our Safe at Home Awareness course will be held in 2 half-day sessions on Zoom. Please note both half-day sessions are mandatory to complete the training:

Tuesday 22nd June 09:30 - 12:30

Thursday 24th June 09:30 - 12:30

Audience

This course is suitable for anyone working in housing who may come into contact with a survivor of domestic abuse, from Call Centre Operatives to Housing Officers and Domestic Abuse Champions. 

There are 12 places available for this session.

Learning objectives

By the end of this training learners will:

  1. Be able to describe what domestic abuse is and the dynamics;
  2. Have a better understanding of the abusive tactics’ perpetrators use;
  3. Be able to describe the key signs of domestic abuse;
  4. Have more knowledge about the way domestic abuse impacts on survivors; and
  5. Have a basic understanding of what a helpful response to domestic abuse is.

Cost

These costs are per person and are based on the type of organisation you work at:

  • £80 if you work for a Local Authority or housing provider with under 500 properties
  • £115 if you work for for Housing Association with over 500 properties

Post-training support

  • Following the session we will send learners a document containing further reading, watching and listening if they wish to explore the topics of domestic abuse and housing in more depth.
  • We can arrange individual debrief calls to support wellbeing if it is requested by any of the learners

Timings 

This open version of our Safe at Home Skills course will be held in 2 half day sessions on Zoom. Please note both half day sessions are mandatory to complete the training:

Wednesday 4th August 09:30 - 12:30

Friday 6th August 09:30 - 12:30

Audience

Anyone working in housing who may come into contact with a survivor of domestic abuse, from Call Centre Operatives to Housing Officers and  Domestic Abuse Champions.

Learners should have attended the DAHA Safe at Home Awareness course or have knowledge of the dynamics of domestic abuse gained through other learning.

There are 12 places available for this session.

Learning objectives

By the end of this training learners will:

  1. Know how to adopt a safe, non-judgemental and believing approach when having conversations with survivors and why this is important;
  2. Know, recognise and feel able to ask about risk factors associated with domestic abuse; 
  3. Understand the importance of using your professional judgement;
  4. Know what to do when “something’s not quite right”; and
  5. Be able to explain safety and support planning options.

Cost

These costs are per person and are based on the type of organisation you work at:

  • £80 if you work for a Local Authority or housing provider with under 500 properties
  • £115 if you work for for Housing Association with over 500 properties

Post-training support

  • Following the session we will send learners a document containing further reading, watching and listening if they wish to explore the topics of domestic abuse and housing in more depth.
  • We can arrange individual debrief calls to support wellbeing if it is requested by any of the learners.