Training & Support for Organisations & Groups

We offer a range of training and bespoke support packages for professionals and educational establishments, as well as offering a Recovery Toolkit for survivors of domestic violence & abuse and a Children's Recovery Toolkit for those who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse within the family home.

Adult Recovery Toolkit Programme (RTK):

The RTK is a 12 week programme consisting of 2-hour sessions, which aims to provide individuals who have suffered domestic violence and abuse with the tools and confidence they need in order to move from victim to survivor. The RTK can be accessed via a self- referral or through an agency. The RTK programmes are ran during the day and night to accomodate everyone and they are ran throughout the year. A full brief of our RTK package is available to download below. If you would like to refer on to the next RTK programme then please download and complete the attached referral form below, once completed please post to:

Swindon Women's Aid, PO BOX 3816, Swindon, SN5 1BQ

Or email: georgia@swindonwomensaid.org 

If you have any questions regarding the course then please don't hesitate to contact the general enquiries line on 864984.

Children & Young People's Recovery Toolkit:

The Children and Young Peoples Recovery Toolkit is an 8 week programme, of weekly sessions, for those aged between 8- 15 years old, who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence/abuse. There are two age groups; 8-11 year olds, and 12-15 year olds, which are ran independently of each other. The main aim of the sessions is to explore how children and young people may have been affected by domestic violence and abuse.

The programme covers topics including:

  • Negative automatic thinking (including negative images of themselves, a lack of confidence and the struggle to deal with failure)
  • Self-esteem (Exploring what self-esteem means and how abuse affects it)
  • Gender roles (looking at those of others and self, looking at the different stereo types for males and females. Discussing the shift in gender roles changing over time and where gender roles have come from)
  • Safety planning (To enable the young person to identify with the non-abusive parent and getting them to consider safe exits and what to do in an emergency)
  • Dealing with anger and other difficult emotions
  • Healthy relationships

Children can be referred on to the RTK via the referral form(available below) from parent or agency . We will then see if the child is suitable for the programme. If you require any further information about this programme please contact childsupport@swindonwomensaid.org

We also provide a range of training & bespoke packages, some of which are included below:

  • Basic & Advanced Domestic Violence and Abuse & Safeguarding - Professionals training package aimed at those working with DVA victims and Children & Young People (delivered on behalf of the Swindon Local Children's Safeguarding Board)
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA)  - Employers training package aimed at supporting employers, staff and HR departments with DVA in the workplace
  • Consultation and production of DV&A workplace strategy/policy for employers
  • DASH Professionals Training - For professionals who need to complete a DASH as part of risk assessment. 
  • Primary School Healthy Relationships Programme
  • Secondary School Healthy Relationships Training Programme 

For more information on the above packages, or to informally discuss how SWA can help your organisation with bespoke/targeted training packages please contact olwen.kelly@swindonwomensaid.org  or call 01793 864984