If you or your family are in immediate danger, or if you have sustained physical injuries, call the police and emergency services on 999.


There is a range of training to improve understanding of Violence Against Women and Girls and Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Men Other Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities provided though our partners:

Domestic Abuse Awareness Training


Inter-agency Adult Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding Adults : Inter-agency level 3


Participants must have attended a level 2 face-to-face Safeguarding Adults session within the last two years prior to attending.


This inter-agency training is aimed at anyone responsible for making safeguarding decisions about adults at risk in Bristol, either through specialist direct work with high-risk groups or as safeguarding lead for an organisation, care provider or sector (staff groups B & C of the SAB Training Standards https://bristolsafeguarding.org/media/27289/training-standards-2017-18-bristol-south-glos-north-somerset.pdf) ’

Tuesday 27th November 2018 – Future Inn

Monday 14th January 2019 – The Vassall Centre

Thursday 14th March 2019 – The Vassall Centre

Trainer: Michele Winter

Times: 09:30 – 16:30



 To develop best practice inter-agency skills when working to safeguard adults at risk

Objectives.  By the end of the course participants will be able to:


  • Demonstrate understanding of their own and other’s role and responsibilities in adult safeguarding
  • Utilise effective information-gathering and coordination skills, including interagency working within early intervention and prevention (whilst preserving evidence)
  • Indicate skills in discussing safeguarding concerns with adults and make person-centred, outcomes focussed decisions about further action.
  • Discuss the skills needed for working in partnership with related professionals when responding to complex situations such as those involving coercive control, self-neglect and adult exploitation

To request a place please complete the application form below in full and email it to bscb.safeguarding.training@bristol.gov.uk . In order to make sure the training is inter-agency we will have to limit the number of places per organisation to three per course.

BSAB application form 2018 -19



Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC)

Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC) are a specialist women’s charity with over three decades of experience providing quality assured support services to Black, Minority and Ethnic (BME) women and children who have experienced or are at risk of domestic or sexual abuse, forced marriage, honour based violence and faith based abuse.

AWRC Training on Harmful Practices

AWRC privacy policy


Training Offers

Bristol Zero Tolerance are working with SARSAS, Women’s Aid and TIGER to offer these locally. Please follow link- Training offer BZT SARSAS and TIGER


SW Violence Prevention Network – Events Update – June 2018: –



7th September – South West Violence Prevention Conference, University of Exeter

HOLD THE DATE – registration details to be circulated shortly.


11th – 12th September – PHE Annual Conference, University of Warwick, Coventry

Book your place HERE.


8th and 9th October – International Conference on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: victims, perpetrators and bystanders, FPCEUP, Porto, Portugal

Open Call for abstracts from 22nd may to 30th June 2018 HERE


Bristol Safeguarding Children Board

The BSCB Training Programme aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding in order to provide high quality services and improve outcomes for children, young people and their families and carer (from Bristol Safeguarding Children Board training brochure). BSCB therefore provide training around child protection and related issues, including domestic violence and abuse.

 Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme is a 12 week support group for women. It is open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse.

Group Work places for women will be available from mid-summer onwards 2017. Please contact Next Link for more details and to added to the waiting list: Telephone 0117 9250680 Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:30 or email via: enquiries@nextlinkhousing.gov.uk

 Recovery Toolkit Facilitator Training Women’s Aid Qualification

The Recovery Toolkit is a 12 week programme support programme for women who have experienced domestic abuse but are no longer living with the abuser. The aim of the programme is not to hold women responsible for their abuse but to help them recover from the psychological distress caused by such abuse.

If you require any further information contact Next Link: Telephone 0117 9250680 Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:30 or email via: enquiries@nextlinkhousing.gov.uk


Organisations Offering Training Around Gender-Based Violence to Businesses

For information on a number of training opportunities please see:

Flyer for pool DV in Workplace training

Training Info for Businesses

BSCB(Bristol Safeguarding Children Board) Training

Bristol Safeguarding Children Board is committed to providing a comprehensive and effective training programme to all agencies within Bristol.

The programme aims to increase knowledge and skills in  child protection and safeguarding in order to provide high quality services and improve outcomes for children, young people and their families and carers.

Please follow the link below for more information about BSCB Training and for an application form to book a place.



BSCB Training- Domestic Abuse and Child Protection 

Domestic Abuse and Child Protection

BSCB application form 2018 -19


Unseen Slavery and Trafficking Training  

The course aims to provide frontline professionals with an initial interaction with the issue of slavery. Throughout the training attendees will develop greater knowledge of human trafficking and slavery and explore the issues facing individuals who have been trafficked, how to correctly identify and spot the signs of potential exploitation and learn about what is available to support those who have been trafficked.


Opoka Training 2017 – 2018 for Working with Polish Women

If you are a Professional who works directly or indirectly with Polish Women and would like to learn more about our service, how we work and how we can support you to help Polish Women – this awareness session is for you!



Supporting refugee and asylum-seeking women who have experienced sexual violence

A Free two day course for professionals. For more information please follow link below.

Supporting victims of sexual violence



Rape and Sexual Assault: How to Respond to Disclosure

Does your job mean that someone might tell you they have been raped or sexually assaulted?

Do you know what to do in that situation? How does the thought make you feel? Would you like to know how to make sure they receive the best possible care and advice?

The Bridge Sexual Assault Referral Centre is offering free training sessions in Bath, Taunton, Bridgwater, Weston-Super-Mare, Yeovil and Bristol

 There will be presentations by a specialist counsellor, a crisis worker and a forensic medical examiner so that the session will equip you with an understanding of:


  • How your patient or client might behave, the reasons for that behaviour and how you can best respond
  • what medical and sexual health needs to consider
  • what support is available and how to access it
  • the police reporting process
  • the process for collecting forensic samples with and without police involvement.