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Dublin: Best Practice in Woman and Child Protection in the Context of Domestic Violence

24 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

Women’s Aid has announced our two day training on Best Practice in Woman and Child Protection in the context of domestic violence, which is suitable for staff, volunteers and board members looking to enhance individual and/or organisational understanding of and responses to the issue of domestic violence. The training will take place at our offices at 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2.

Why attend the training?

The link between child abuse and domestic violence has been clearly established, with domestic violence being the most common context in which child abuse takes place. As recognized by Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, exposure to domestic violence in itself is a form of emotional abuse and as a risk factor for neglect, with detrimental effects to children's well-being.

In line with the EU Victims Directive the course will cover such issues as specialist support services, including refuge and other protection measures and also how to access Women’s Aid services, including our interpretation service.

Domestic violence awareness training is important to enable understanding of the dynamics of violence against women and children, and to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to individual cases.

Participants will have an increased understanding and information on the following:

  • Dynamics of domestic violence;

  • Forms of abuse used by perpetrators against women and children;

  • Short- and long-term impacts on women and children living with abuse;

  • Barriers in accessing support and protection;

  • Effective engagement that prioritizes the safety of women and children;

  • Supporting the non-offending parent in line with Children First Guidelines;

  • Risks involved in engaging with the perpetrator and key practice considerations; and

  • Referral options for women and children affected by domestic violence.


We are offering this training on:

  • 24th & 25th September 2019

Please note that registration is at 9:45 a.m and the training is from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Women's Aid, 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2.

How much?

This two day training costs €150 per person.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis upon receipt of completed booking form and fee of €150. In the event that you do not attend the training the fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another date.

Payment and booking options

  • If you are interested in booking a space on this two day training please contact the training department on 01-6788858 or email training@womensaid.ie

Unfortunately, due to logistic and safety consideration, we are unable to accommodate individuals who have not registered for the training.


Please note that the training may not be suitable for anyone currently experiencing, or who has recently experienced, domestic violence as the training content may be distressing. If you are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned on behalf of someone else, please contact Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900.

Supported by


The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development.


5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2

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