Warwickshire’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Board wants to better understand the learning needs of professionals who work with people who may at some point in their lives be affected by one or more forms of gender based violence.
These include domestic violence and abuse, stalking and harassment, sexual violence including rape, forced marriage, honour based violence, female genital mutilation, and trafficking for sexual exploitation and sexual harassment.
Approximately 9,000 people suffer domestic violence and abuse each year in Warwickshire, this does not include the children in those families. We know this is probably an under-estimation as many people don’t come forward and some don’t recognise their experiences as domestic violence and abuse.
Since Warwickshire’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre opened in 2013, over 1000 people have accessed their services.
If your work involves providing a service to people, then you will be working with individuals who’s lives will have been affected by such forms of ‘gender based’ violence and abuse.
The VAWG Board are working with Warwickshire County Council’s Learning and Development Team to undertake this learning needs analysis and have developed short on-line surveys to assist the identification of existing and future learning needs. The survey is also an opportunity for you to tell us about the training that you could provide to others in the county.
There is one survey for individual professionals, and a separate survey for team/ service managers to complete:
The surveys will be open until Friday 22nd July 2016.
The completed analysis will be presented to Warwickshire’s Violence Against Women and Girls Board and will be used to inform a partnership training and development plan to support the implementation of Warwickshire’s VAWG Strategy.
More information about Warwickshire’s VAWG Strategy can be found here.
Should you have any queries relating to the learning needs analysis survey’s or Warwickshire’s VAWG Strategy more widely please do not hesitate to contact the Learning and Development Team at Warwickshire County Council.
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence and abuse please visit www.talk2someone.org.uk for information about local support services.
In an emergency, please dial 999.