Public Training

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Community & Workplace Sessions

Alpha Vesta provide a range of public training and awareness sessions which are aimed at ‘embedding culture and building understanding’ around domestic abuse and its impact.  They are all fully-funded across Essex, however, for those living or working outside of Essex, there is a small delegate fee to access our Advanced CPD Accredited session.

Our online training sessions are suitable for anyone that wants to understand more about domestic abuse.  You may wish to do the training due to the industry you work in or the job responsibilities you deliver.  You may have a role within the community that could benefit from this training or you may just have a personal interest to develop a better understanding of domestic abuse and it’s impact..

The sessions are designed to build awareness, understanding, confidence and skills to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and to build confidence to reach out to someone who may be affected at an earlier point in their journey!

Places can be booked through our website. Please email us if you would like to book a private session for your whole workplace, community organisation or a larger group.

Training Levels

Alpha Vesta Level 1

Level 1 training is:

  • CPD Accredited.
  • Updated every 12 months to bring you the latest data in this field.
  • Builds an understanding of what Domestic Abuse is, its history & impact.

Suitable for:

  • Anyone, regardless of knowledge & understanding of domestic abuse as provides a foundation on which we build from in our Core sessions.
Alpha Vesta Level 2

Level 2 training is:

  • CPD Accredited.
  • Updated every 12 months to bring you the latest data in this field.
  • Builds on Level 1 & looks at domestic abuse through different lenses in more detail.

Suitable for:

  • We recommend attending Level 1 prior to any of the Core sessions.
  • If completing the four Core sessions, it is advisable to do them in order, however, each session provides its own unique insight.
  • Professionals expanding knowledge in key areas may only wish to complete specific Core sessions.
    Alpha Vesta Level 3

    Level 3 training is:

    • Updated every 12 months to bring you the latest data in this field.
    • Builds on Level 1 & 2.
    • Increases knowledge in specific key areas.

    Suitable for:

    • It is advisable to complete Level 1 & 2 prior to Level 3 but each session provides unique insight in its given subject area.
    • Professionals expanding knowledge in key areas may only wish to complete specific Enhanced sessions.
      Alpha Vesta Level 4

      Level 4 training is:

      • CPD Accredited
      • Builds on Level 1, 2 & 3.
      • Knowledge & skills based session focused on understanding how best to support someone that is experiencing domestic abuse incl:
        • Different legislation underpinning support for victim-survivors
        • Different initiatives that have been created to fill some of the support gaps
        • Risk & Needs Assessment
        • Support & Safety Plan
        • Role of statutory & specialist services

      Suitable for:

      • Attendees must have completed all CPD Accredited Level 1 & 2 sessions to be invited to take part in this session.

      "Very informative for someone like myself who hasn’t really been involved with issues around domestic abuse."

      "The training is being really well received and the organisation is definitely seeing an increase in referrals and awareness re staff and patients."

      "There are clearly actions we can now take, particularly from an HR perspective, to increase awareness, check policies & measures in place and provide tools for line managers. The handbooks will be really helpful as part of this."

      "An excellent workshop that was so informative, everyone working with children or adults should attend this training. "

      "Even though it was the second time I had heard this talk, it was just nice to have a refresher as I had forgotten bits especially on what we can do ourselves if a colleague ever needed guidance and how to ask those open questions. "

      "This was a really excellent course from a diversity and inclusion perspective and I really valued the sensitive way Lucy spoke about different communities and provided broader context"

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      Lottery Community Fund
      brentwood Chamber
      Essex Partnership
      Police, fire and crime commissioner for essex
      Essex Community Foundation

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