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 and witnessed Domestic Abuse.

Adult Recovery Toolkit:

The RTK can be accessed via a self- referral or through an agency. This package provides individuals with positive lifestyle coping strategies in order to eventually move from victims status to survivor. The next RTK courses will begin in January 2018 they take place on a Wednesday morning (10-12pm) and Wednesday evening (6-8pm) and we are accepting referrals now. A full brief of our RTK package is available to download below. If you would like to refer into the RTK group then please download and complete the attached referral form below, once completed please post or email To Laura Byre Swindon Womens Aid at PO box 3816 Swndon SN5 1BQ Laura@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. 
  • Healthy Relationships Training Programme (11-13 years)
  • Healthy Relationships Training Programme (13-16 years)
  • Healthy Relationship Training Programme (16-18 years)

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