Us Too: User-led Training for Social Care Staff on Domestic Abuse, Learning Disabilities and Autism

Us Too logo15th July 2021, 9.30am – 1pm

Us Too: Women with learning disabilities standing up to domestic abuse

If you have a learning disability you are three times more likely to experience domestic abuse.

The Office of National Statistics estimates that almost one in five people with learning disabilities experienced domestic abuse in 2019.

The ARC England Us Too team have spent the last two years using their experiences to deliver training to their peers and professionals about how to keep people with learning disabilities, autism or both safe from domestic abuse and how to escape a bad relationship. We are pleased that we can now offer this training as online workshops for staff and carers supporting people with learning disabilities.

All training is currently being offered online via Zoom. Face-to-face alternatives will be available later this year.

The workshops are run by two women with learning disabilities, autism or both, with lived experience, supported by Us Too Project Lead Trainer Rod Landman.

  • “We are women with learning disabilities and autism.”
  • “We have all had experience of bad relationships.”
  • “We hope you can learn from our experiences.”
  • “We talk about how to get out of a bad relationship and have a happy life.”

Our learners say:  “Warm, supportive and informative.”  “Amazing experience.”  “Meaningful and inspiring.”  “Very powerful.”  “I learned so much.”  “I was blown away.”  “Authentic, safe and nurturing”. “Some of the best training I have attended”. “So valuable to hear from real people”. “Very emotive but delivered with grace and safety.” “Thank you for helping me to understand and change the way I work.” “K and K are inspiring, brave and a delight. Thank you so much.”

By the end of the workshop learners will know:

  1. What domestic abuse is
  2. How you know domestic abuse is happening
  3. The specific issues if someone has a learning disability and/or autism
  4. What to do if domestic abuse is happening to someone you support
  5. How to make the person you support heard
  6. Your role in making domestic abuse less likely
  7. How to build preventative services.

Who is the workshop for? 

Anyone working in social care and supporting people with a learning disability, autism or both.

Cost

£65 ARC Members / £85 Non-members

How to book your place

In-house workshops
This half-day workshop for social care staff can be delivered exclusively and cost-effectively just for your organisation for up to 16 people.

In addition, we also offer domestic abuse training for different audiences:

1. Peer education online workshops on domestic abuse for women with a learning disability, autism or both (8 women per session)
Workshops will cover:

  • What do good/bad relationships look like?
  • What is domestic abuse?
  • How can I avoid it?
  • What can I do if it is happening to me?
  • How can I report it and what will happen if I do?

2. Domestic abuse training for professionals from domestic abuse and sexual violence services on inclusivity and access (8-10 people per workshop).
Workshops will cover:

  • Recognising learning disability
  • Communication skills
  • Networking with learning disability providers
  • Service provision and accessibility for women with a learning disability.

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Contact us

For more information and to discuss your requirements about this or any of our workshops, please get in touch:

  • 01246 555043 (Please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible)
  • bookings@arcuk.org.uk

• Check out our other training courses and workshops