Event details

17th March 2022, 11:00am to 12:30pm

  • Domestic abuse
  • Relationships
  • Lambeth

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Course description


£Free to members of the statutory, voluntary and community sectors in Lambeth

This training is for members of the statutory, voluntary and community sectors in Lambeth supporting Lambeth residents only.

Lambeth Council vision is for Lambeth to be a borough in which residents don’t have to be fearful of, or experience, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). VAWG includes:
• Domestic abuse
• Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM)
• Forced marriage
• So called ‘honour’-based violence
• Sexual exploitation
• Sexual violence
• Stalking and Harassment

Lambeth Council has a long history of commitment to tackling VAWG. Addressing VAWG remains one of the key priorities for Lambeth Council and is highlighted within the Lambeth VAWG Strategy which can be found on our website.

Delivering a programme of FREE multi-agency VAWG training to members of the statutory, voluntary and community sectors in Lambeth is a key output of this work.

The outcomes of this multi-agency VAWG training programme are:
• Promote a zero-tolerance approach to VAWG
• Practitioners are able to provide an appropriate and safe response to disclosures of VAWG
• Improved service provided to survivors of VAWG from service providers
• Perpetrators are held to account
• Ensure that survivors are provided with the right support at the right time.

All the courses in this training programme follow the same simple model; they will equip participants to identify abuse that is taking place, or that an individual is at risk from; assess the individual’s needs and respond appropriately (including referral pathways).

Training and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the current public health restrictions on movement this programme will be delivered entirely online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Each session will begin with information about how the session will run. Learners may need to download Zoom in advance which can be done easily for free here. If the sessions are run via Microsoft Teams, learners can access the session by opening the link in their browser.

The meeting invitation for each course will be sent to learners before the session.
For useful resources around domestic abuse within the context of Coronavirus please see the Lambeth Council VAWG website.

Reflective Space
As our training is currently in a shorter online format, we are offering a monthly “reflective space” hosted by the VAWG Team with an expert guest. These are open to all Lambeth practitioners who would like to discuss an area of VAWG, ask questions, reflect on cases and gain advice on good practice. They are unstructured and informal sessions which will be led by participants needs.