Chester Women’s Aid – Domestic Abuse Awareness for Employers training opportunity for Chester SMEs

Chester Business Club has been pleased to support the Chester Women’s Aid (CWA), a small, volunteer run charity carrying out essential work.

CWA has an ambition to make Chester an Abuse-Free City.

We are helping them to spread the word about their Domestic Abuse Awareness for Employers training. They have fully funded places available for SMEs in Chester/Cheshire, with funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. It’s a one day course from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. delivered virtually on Zoom which gives employers and line managers the information and tools to support employees experiencing abuse. Attached (pdf) is their ‘one pager’ on the course, and their website also describes the course. Go to:

Interested businesses can email [email protected] attention to Lucy, and she’ll send out all available dates and necessary information.

What is the domestic abuse awareness training for employers?

The training has been commissioned to help businesses recognise domestic abuse and to enable them to direct employees to appropriate sources of help. The training is open to any company or sole trader and is designed support employers to:

• Understand domestic abuse including the signs, barriers and risks associated
• Effectively recognise and manage concerns or reports of abuse among employees, customers, and clients
• Support those who have experienced domestic abuse with appropriate resources, procedures, and information
• Appropriately recognise and respond to an employee that is a perpetrator of domestic abuse

Why should we participate?

The purpose of the training is to support employers with their duty of care to provide a safe and inclusive workplace for all. It provides a toolkit to support development of a domestic abuse policy and signposting to direct sources of help employees. The information and knowledge are a key component to any employee wellbeing programme.

Who is it for?

The training is aimed at HR Managers, Mental Health First Aiders, Managing Directors, Owners, or other staff
entrusted with staff safety and wellbeing, and empowered to influence and decide on policy and information

When does it take place?

Training is delivered virtually by a live trainer via a one-day Zoom session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with breaks and
lunch break), thus allowing employers to easily schedule the training around other employee commitments.

How much does it cost?

Fully funded places are available to small to medium enterprises and sole traders in Cheshire. Other types of organisations can enquire about pricing.

How do we sign up?

Email: [email protected] with your company name, number of delegates to take the training and their contact details.