Here’s some great testimonials from staff and support workers following half day Introduction to Freedom Programme and Safeguarding training in Hucknall Nov 2014

Delegates were asked; “What would you tell a friend or colleague about this training?”

 

“This training is useful for a further insight into domestic violence and the effects on children it also helps you to understand the severity of domestic violence; I thought it was good training and had good resources to use in the future.”
Anon

 

“This training was very interesting and also very informative in order for me to have more knowledge about domestic violence and the impacts it has on young people.”
Apprentice Youth Worker

 

“The training can provide information about recognising perpetrator traits. It will also help to give understanding on how domestic violence effects on children. It was educational and informative, although I feel it could have provided more information of how they support victims and what support they provide.”
Youth Worker

 

“YES! Very good with very good booklets.”
Youth worker

 

“Best training I have been on in a very long time. Thoroughly enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. A proper eye opener and even shed some light on my own personal experience.”
Youth worker

 

 “Good for understanding not just the issue of domestic violence but the effects on individuals and the way the perpetrator behaviours ‘king of the castle’ ‘the liar’ etc.”
Youth Worker

 

“Clear understanding of traits and effects and how this effects all individuals.”
Youth Worker

 

“Very informative, thought provoking and interesting. Parts were disturbing due to my own past.”
V.S.T.S

 

“It was thought provoking, emotive and informative. It helps put demons to bed.”
Youth Worker

 

“The freedom programme is very informative and is a very good tool to be used with all ages. I recommend that all services that deal with children, young people and adults use it.”
Youth Worker

 

“This training highlights the severity of domestic abuse and how to spot the many manifestations in comes in. as I am working into a future social work degree, I find the books very useful as a future resource.”
Apprentice Youth Worker

 

“Very informative, could open old wounds with members of the group.”
Youth Worker

 

“Experiences, knowledge, interaction, discussions about the subject. FAB. Thank you. Loved it!”
Youth Worker

 

“This training gives a concise but very interesting/open view on domestic violence. As someone who knew little and hadn’t given huge amounts of thought about the effects of domestic violence I now see how damaging it can be.”
Youth Worker

 

“This is a good thought provoking starter training session which raises lots of questions about the nature of domestic abuse.”
Youth Worker

 

“Absolutely fantastic, knowledge is power. The training helps you to explore choices, recognise self and seek solutions. Many thanks!”
Youth Worker

 

“Excellent! You need to go on it! Thank You”
Youth worker

 

“The Course is good practice, just needs more about males facing abuse.”
Youth worker

 

“Increased awareness of the subject. Would have liked it to be more interactive but I do understand this is actually a big programme condensed to meet our needs.”
Youth Worker

 

“I felt a lot of the time we had to listen to someone however its really interesting and makes you look at yourself and makes you realise how lucky you are and how difficult some people’s lives can be, and the children you work with.”
Youth Worker

 

“Was interesting, makes me think of previous events which have affected my life, even though not necessarily realised it was negative at the time.”
Youth Worker

 

“It is good introduction to the DV/freedom programme and encourages useful discussion about the effects on children and young people, also about what ‘learned behaviours’ of perpetrators are.”
Youth Worker

 

“Good discussion around the effects of domestic abuse and how it relates to the young people we work with.”
Youth Worker

 

“It was good I would have enjoyed a few more team activities.”
Youth Support Worker

 

“It is an informative course, however, long session to concentrate for so long, personally.”
Youth Worker

 

“Clare sharing her personal experience made it powerful and more relevant.”
Youth Worker

 

“Very holistic and effective. Could focus more on youth application and accessibility”
Youth Worker

 

“The freedom programme will be useful to refer too.”
Youth Worker

 

 

“Really good training, very informative.”
Youth Worker

 

 

“I would highly recommend this training as being illuminating and creative. Some really positive discussions and reflection.”
Youth Worker

 

“Very informative and supportive.”
Youth Worker

 

 

“The course has opened my eyes to things that I would not have necessarily identified as DV. It has also made me question my own relationships and the impact it has had on my self-esteem and continuing mental health problems.”
Youth Worker