Trusted Professionals Scheme

Trusted Professional - Communities Against Domestic Abuse

Trusted Professional

Survivors have paid testament to the importance of a trusted relationship with an individual professional.  The Trusted Professional scheme is aimed at front-line practitioners that work in the public and voluntary sectors, and are likely to be in contact with survivors of domestic abuse.

Building on the trusting relationship already established with survivors, the Trusted Professional scheme offers a one day training course (worth 6 CPD points), followed by a half-day review session three months later. The training will focus on the non-physical, coercive and controlling signs of domestic abuse – so that these are not missed when a survivor is in contact with a Trusted Professional. In addition, Trusted Professionals will be provided with a practical toolkit to support needs led conversations to help survivors.

Aims of the Trusted Professional role:

  • Allow: using the time they have to create a safe and confidential space in which survivors will feel confident to discuss their experiences
  • Enable: help women to access and use their own resources and rights
  • Assist: when women’s own efforts are reduced, blocked or depleted, to help and assist them, using a needs-led approach.

Trusted Professionals can access our Support Hub below for resources and training.

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