Domestic Abuse - Training

A full training programme is available for professionals in relation to their job role. This training is multi agency and free of charge.

If you have any questions regarding the training programme please contact Andrea Hamshaw - Workforce Development Officer by e-mailing

Free Domestic and Sexual Abuse multi-agency training for the workforce of Doncaster to support professionals and volunteers in their job roles.  The training delivery takes place at the Civic Building in Waterdale.  Full day courses run from 9:30am to 4pm and half day from 9:30am until 12 noon or 1pm until 4pm. 

All training is bookable through the HR Portal for Doncaster Council Staff or through Buy Doncaster for those who are registered.  For those staff not registered on Buy Doncaster and not employed through Doncaster Council please e-mail to book giving the name of the course, date, your name and work location to

If you have any bespoke requirements then please contact Andrea to see how these can be accommodated.  Due to the nature of the subject matter some people may find the content of some courses upsetting or disturbing so please feel free to discuss this prior to booking if you have any concerns.

Training Delivery until March 2020

Domestic Abuse Awareness - full day course (formerly known as Level 2) - This course provides a full overview of what Domestic Abuse is, the dynamics af relationships, how to recognise it, asking the question and also how to signpost and support if a disclosure is forthcoming.  This course should be undertaken by those wanting to refresh their knowledge and before undertaking any further training on the programme.  Dates for delivery are:
5th July, 11th July, 8th August, 21st August, 6th September, 20th September, 4th October, 10th October, 7th November, 6th December, 12th December, 19th December and 21st January 2020.

DASH and MARAC - full day course (formerly known as Level 3) - This course is suitable for those professionals that will need to complete the DASH Risk Assessment form and also gives an overview of the MARAC process.  The Domestic Abuse Awareness course should be completed prior to this course unless you have an up to date in depth knowledge of Domestic Abuse.  Dates for delivery are:
6th June, 19th July, 29th August and 18th October.

Stalking and Harassment - This course is to increase knowledge and understanding of this area of domestic abuse and look at how to support evidence gathering.  Dates for delivery are:
30th May and 13th September.

Young People Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence - This course is for professionals working with secondary age pupils to enable them to identify domestic abuse, look at the young people's risk assessment and healthy relationships.  Dates for delivery are:
13th June and 24th October.

Coercive and Controlling Behaviour - This course will increase practitioner knowledge of this area and support evidence gathering for victims.  Developed with the Adult Safeguarding Team this course also takes into account mental capacity when defining domestic abuse.  This course commences at 9.30 a.m. and is normally finished by 2.00 p.m.  Dates for delivery are:
27th June, 22nd July and 31st October

Honour Abuse, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - This course will support professionals to develop knowledge in these 3  areas of domestic abuse provision and enable signposting to specialist support.  Dates for delivery are:
7th June, 31st July and 21st November.

Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse - This is a half day course - dates for delivery are:
9th January 2020 (am).

Supporting Children Living with Domestic Abuse (primary age) - This course will assist those working with primary aged children and their families to support those who are experiencing Domestic Abuse within a family environment and look at tools to enable decreased risk, increased resilience and moving on to recovery.  Dates for delivery are:
20th June and 13th November.

NEW! Sexual Abuse Awareness - Date for delivery: 16th August (am)

NEW! Supporting Older Victims of Domestic Abuse - Date for delivery: 16th January 2020 (pm).

NEW! Supporting LGBT + victims of Domestic Abuse - coming soon!!



Last updated: 29 May 2019 16:01:01