Understanding domestic abuse & sexual violence

CPD accredited online courses and bookable training events

Online courses

CPD accredited online training for professionals working with domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Free
Woman completing the Domestic Abuse Awareness Online Course on her office computer

Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness Training

This beginners training course is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with adults and children or young people, to give a basic awareness of issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Free
Woman completing the Sexual Violence Awareness Online Course

Sexual Violence Basic Awareness Training

This beginners training course is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with adults to give a basic awareness of issues surrounding rape and sexual violence.

Training events

We offer an innovative training programme for professionals; informed by 40 years’ experience supporting survivors of domestic abuse. We are proud to deliver practice informed, specialist and expert training nationwide via e-learning and online courses. Please see below for our range of training programmes on offer.

National multi-agency training

Our training programmes are suitable for professionals and organisations across the UK. Our team of expert trainers have created innovative and interactive training courses to upskill professionals when working with anyone affected by domestic abuse.

Northern Training Consortium

NTC is a collaborative training enterprise by northern women’s sector organisations IDAS, My Sister’s Place, The Pankhurst Trust, Wearside Women in Need, Leeds Women’s Aid, and Halo Project offering a range of free, trauma-informed training for ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advisers) in the north of England.

Training in partnership with Sheffield City Council

We run a programme of domestic abuse training events throughout the year in collaboration with Sheffield City Council. These events are free and available to professionals working in Sheffield.

Training in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council

Our rolling programme of training events in collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council is free and available to professionals working in North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Webinars, bitesize workshops, and briefings

As leading experts in our field, we provide tailored webinars, bitesize workshops, and briefings to suit a range of audiences, covering a wide range of topics. This could include update briefings on recent changes to legislation, a deep dive into a particular type of abuse or topic area or an overview of research into a specific subject area.  One hour time slots are available, contact us to book an input from our team. training@idas.org.uk

Bespoke Training offer

We can offer bespoke training to suit your needs and budget including online and in person courses.

If you would like to make a request for bespoke training or would like more information, please contact us on training@idas.org.uk

About IDAS

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Our services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work, training and access to a free, confidential out of hours helpline.

Accreditations and partners