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See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Training

Domestic Abuse Awareness and Champions Training

We offers a one day Domestic Abuse Awareness training course for multi-agency professionals,community organisations and individuals. The course will provide you with an increased awareness of domestic abuse and develop your knowledge of the effects and dynamics of domestic abuse, types of partner violence, complexities of leaving abusive relationships, power and control and the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people.

pdf icon See the 2020 Domestic Abuse Awareness training dates. [375kb]

Domestic Abuse Champions training is a one day training which will provide attendees with an introduction to their champions role and support attendees knowledge and confidence of completing risk assessments, risk management, safety planning and support services available for victims, survivors, children and young people and perpetrators.

To book, please visit the Reducing the Risk website.


Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Exploitation - Need to know sessions 2020

A free, two hour training session run by Thames Valley Police which will explain what the emerging issues and trends are regarding county drugs lines and the links to modern slavery and child exploitation. The sessions will provide a national overview as well as share information on current cases which affect West Berkshire.

This session will explore why children and adults are working for county drugs lines and how social media is used for targeting the most vulnerable in our society.

The session will support practitioners with how to help and highlight the benefits of partnership working and information sharing, as well as providing information on personal safety awareness.

pdf icon See the 2020 dates for the Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Exploitation session. [339kb]

To book please complete the doc icon booking form [71kb] and send to Jade.Wilder@westberks.gov.uk.