Training & Development


Women’s Aid is a Centre of Excellence for Training and Development of professional and organisational responses to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Please note: Women’s Aid training department remains open during the Covid-19 emergency. Training on domestic violence is hugely important to ensure that service providers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately and safely to women experiencing domestic violence.

Due to the restrictions in place regarding face to face contact we have adapted our training delivery to an online format. You will find details of our upcoming training events here. We also deliver training to organisations in the statutory, community and corporate sectors and if you are interested in training for your organisation we would be happy to discuss your training needs. Please contact us by email on

We provide support to local and national organisations throughout Ireland, both statutory and non-statutory, to promote best practice responses to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

All Women’s Aid training is informed and guided by over 40 years of experience of direct work supporting women and by international models of best practice.

Our training includes:

  • Foundation training on supporting women experiencing abuse
  • Best Practice in Woman & Child Protection in the context of Domestic Violence
  • Responding to Women & Children experiencing Domestic Violence in your Community
  • Domestic Violence and Mental Health
  • Practical Skills Workshop on Managing and Responding to Disclosures of Domestic Violence (including where child protection is a concern)
  • Bespoke training to suit your organisation's needs.

Some of the services and organisations we train nationwide include:

  • HSE/Tusla Health and Social Care Professionals (social workers, nurses, psychotherapists)
  • Organisations in the Community and Voluntary Sector (Women's Refuge workers, Homelessness services, Youth services, Suicide Prevention services, Migrant groups, Traveller groups, Childrens services, Women’s groups, Parent and Family organisations, Drug and Alcohol services.)
  • An Garda Síochána
  • Legal Aid Services
  • Courts Services
  • Reception and Integration Agency (RIA)
  • Citizens Information Centres
  • Family Resource Centres
  • Community childcare services
  • Local employment services

For more information or to request a training or input in your area, please contact Training Administrator on 01 6788858 or email


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