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Risk and Recovery: Identifying, Responding to and Supporting Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: £95 per statutory sector delegate/£75 per voluntary sector delegate/£60 Cedar group-worker, inclusive of buffet lunch

It is vital when working with women experiencing domestic abuse to balance the need to assess and manage risk with addressing matters of her recovery. The aim of this training is to build on existing understanding of domestic abuse and sensitive service provision providing delegates with the confidence and tools to support women experiencing domestic abuse. The course will provide practical approaches and an opportunity to explore models and tools for assessing risk and working with trauma.

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

• Understand why it is difficult for some woman to talk about their experiences and consider ways of working with this
• Address the barriers stopping workers asking about domestic abuse
• Understand the importance of assessing and managing risk around domestic abuse and practice using tools which do this
• Identify the importance of initial safety planning discussions
• Understand the impact of experiencing trauma and explore models which help implement supportive responses to those affected by trauma

The facilitator: Heather Williams was manager at Ross-shire Women’s Aid for 8 years and was a member of the Highland Violence Against Women Partnership. During this time she was involved in
the development and delivery of a variety of violence against women training to multi-agency professionals.


May 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Scottish Women’s Aid
0131 226 6606


Scottish Women’s Aid Office
2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street
Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
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We offer a wide range of training opportunities, drawing nearly 40 years’ experience of working with women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse. We offer specific training to our members, local women’s aid groups, as well as offering learning opportunities for practitioners and policy makers. 

We can provide training on a commissioned basis, tailored to your organisation. For further information contact Nel Whiting.

Download the latest training programme and information leaflet here.

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Training Administrator, Scottish Women’s Aid, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JD or email to

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Cancellation Policy

Full price cost for non-attendance and cancellation within 24 hours. Conferences and other events may have different cancellation policies – please check the booking form for details.