BACK IN CONTROL CONSULTANCY SERVICES
We work with a range of organisation - from faith groups to local authorities, voluntary organisations and schools.
Each sector has specific needs and context. Our training and advice can help build your confidence and the skills to navigate the best way forward for your organisation.
HIDDEN HARM: DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS TRAINING
A response to COVID-19 related Domestic Abuse, tailored to Faith Communities
The COVID-19 lockdown has seen a great increase in incidents of domestic violence and abuse. This has been caused by pressures within families due to furlough, restricted movement, home schooling, alcohol or drug use, and other factors. Some are experiencing abuse for the first time; for others it has intensified. Support services have had to change the way they work in order to ensure that victims of abuse can safely access support.
Faith Leaders are in an ideal position to help those in their congregations who are affected by domestic abuse. They can initiate open conversations about abuse and religious faith, challenge harmful customs and traditions, and help people to overcome misinterpretations of religious teachings that claim that abuse is ever acceptable.
In April 2020 the #FaithsAgainstDomesticAbuse campaign was launched to highlight the work of specialist domestic violence organisations who support victims from faith and BAME backgrounds with little or no support from central government.
Who is the training for?
Faiths Forum for London and Back in Control Consultancy are therefore working in partnership to enhance the awareness of domestic abuse among Faith Leaders and within faith communities and are now offering bespoke Awareness Training for faith leaders, to help them gain an understanding of the challenges and barriers facing people of faith experiencing domestic violence or abuse.
Who will deliver the training?
The training will be delivered online by Veronica Simpson, CEO Back In Control Consultancy (BiCC) which provides advocacy, practical and emotional support for those that are or have been affected by domestic violence or abuse.
Veronica has a wealth of experience in the domestic violence sector. She has worked for several of the main domestic abuse service providers and charities, and has trained GPs, NHS hospitals, social workers, other professionals, religious clergy, women’s groups and many others in domestic violence/abuse as it affects people of faith. She is a qualified Safeguarding Instructor, is accredited by Safe Lives as an IDVA- Independent Domestic Violence Advocate Educator, and holds a qualification in Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy. She was awarded a Women Appreciating Women Award in 2020 and was one of 100 Inspirational Women nominees in 2019. Veronica is a practising Christian.
How long will the training last?
The training will last three hours.
What will the training cover?
The training will provide faith leaders with an insight into:
The various types of abusive behaviours and attitudes
How to spot the warning signs
Provide an understanding of the the impact on the abused, the abuser and children who witness abuse
Provide and give you pointers on how you can offer support.
The training will also explore complicating factors that people of faith may encounter, including immigration status, isolation and poor English skills.
If you want to know how you can support someone within your community that is experiencing domestic abuse, then please register below.
We are grateful to the London Community Response Fund for grant funding to enable us to run this course.
SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS & TRAINING
Safeguarding is increasingly being recognised as a vital part of organisational culture.
Our training can help you build a best-practice approach to ensure that you are protecting any vulnerable members of your community and complying with all relevant legal requirements.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS & TRAINING
2.4 million adults experience domestic violence in the UK every year.
That means that your team and the community your organisation serves will likely include victims of Domestic Violence.
Our training helps teams to identify those affected by Domestic Violence, and to put in place policies, practice and culture that will support them.
DOMESTIC ABUSE / SURVIVORS WORKSHOPS
The community served by your organisation has an important part to play in protecting the vulnerable. For churches this may be your congregation, or for schools it may be parents' groups.
We can help raise awareness of good practice within your community.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING & MENTORING
Volunteers play in important role in many organisations, and are often the first to identify people at risk.
Our training can give you the confidence that any volunteers involved with your organisation are fully equipped to respond appropriately.
Every organisation is different, and sometimes a tailored programme of support is needed.
Our model has the advantage of being extremely flexible and we can design a programme to meet your needs.
Professional interpreting services which can help you communicate with those who can help you. Our interpreters are all highly experienced, qualified and fully vetted professionals, Languages; Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi & Somali