Contents of the Domestic Abuse Awareness session

The training package is bespoke and raises awareness of domestic abuse with a focus on South Asian communities. The learning objectives of the standard package are to give participants:

  • A good understanding of what domestic abuse is (including Coercive Control).
  • A better understanding of who the victims of domestic abuse are most likely to be.
  • An understanding of what honour-based abuse and forced marriage is.
  • An understanding of how the risks associated with domestic abuse are calculated and what can be done.
  • An awareness of the laws and legislations to protect victims including the role of the court.
  • An awareness of the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse.
  • Confidence to handle if someone was to disclose abuse to you.
  • Each organisation will be provided with a list of support services in their locality who could help victims of domestic abuse.

Meet the trainers

Rehana Begum has been with Diversity Matters since 2009 and has managed several programmes including our Community Health and Wellbeing Programme, Arts Projects, Bengali Women’s Programme, Oral Health Project and subsequent community learning, employability and instrumental in the set-up of our trailblazing volunteer programme. 

She came to us from a local children’s centre and has a PGCert in Business Administration, Foundation degree in HR Management, Level 4 in Leadership and Management, Level 3 in Coaching, Volunteer Management, Community Development, Community Interpreting and PTTLLs.

Rehana is our Company Secretary and job shares the Chief Executive Officers role with Gemma.

Gemma Gaskell started work as our Youth Coordinator in 2012 and went on to manage the Community Development Programme and set up our Women Supporting Women Project. Before joining Diversity Matters North West, Gemma worked for the local authority youth service and within supported housing.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminology, Level 5 in HR Management, Level 3 Safeguarding, Level 3 Enhanced Trauma Training, an NVQ level 3 in Community Development and Learning, is a qualified Youth Worker and holds a PTTLS qualification.

Further details

Both training sessions last a full day (6 hours) including breaks and can be delivered at a venue of your choice.

The sessions are suitable for managers, front line staff, practitioners and anyone working – or wanting to work with the public – including volunteers.

The training packages are delivered at a cost of £1000 (incl. VAT) for up to 12 learners. Additional learners are charged at £90 each. Price includes pre-consultation, planning and preparation plus training materials and attendance certificates, which are issued upon successful completion of the training.

Booking and enquiries

Please contact Diversity Matters’ Chief Executive Officers, Rehana Begum or Gemma Gaskell:

0161 368 3268