Online Accredited Disability Violence Advocacy Training

Choice in Hackney. Online course. A unique opportunity to learn new skills in a person centred setting. Accessible to people from different impairment groups.

Start Date: 22 September 2021

End Date: 10 November 2021

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Course times: 10am to 4.30pm

The course will include a total of six days of teaching, and two study days.

The sessions will be held online using ZOOM on Wednesdays in three blocks of two-week sessions.

Course Overview

Choice in Hackney has been delivering training courses in Disability Advocacy for over ten years to over 300 trainees. We are proud to offer this course completely online as a unique opportunity for trainees to learn new skills in a setting that is person centred and accessible to people from different impairment groups.

There are many barriers Disabled People face and in particular when they experience domestic violence.

This course will provide you with the following skills:

  • A deeper understanding of the barriers in which Disabled people face
  • Tools to work with Disabled survivors of domestic violence of all risk levels including those who are at high risk
  • Develop new ideas of how to support Disabled people who are in challenging situations

Whether you are a disability advocate who would like to gain an understanding on how to work with disabled survivors of domestic violence, or whether you currently work as a domestic violence practitioner and would like to enhance your experience on working specifically with Disabled survivors, this course will provide you with relevant knowledge as well as give you a new perspective and essential skills.

Upon successful completion graduates will receive a certificate and an academic job reference

What you will learn:

  • Details of the challenges faced by Disabled survivors of domestic violence
  • How to advocate for disabled survivors using different legislation such as The Housing Act (1996), The children’s Act (1989), The Equality Act (2010) and The Care Act (2014)
  • Relevant processes including how to work with different agencies such as Children’s Services, Adult Services, the police, solicitors and housing
  • How to risk assess clients and how to best represent their views at multi-disciplinary meetings.

On this course you will gain access to our job coaching service as well as the disability newsletter we release monthly. You will also be supported to attend a work placement that will assist in further developing your skills.

You will require the following in at least one of these areas:

  • Successful completion of the Choice in Hackney Disability Advocacy and Employment Course (level 3)
  •  At least six months work experience (either paid or unpaid) as a Disability Advocate
  • At least six months work experience (either paid or unpaid) with a Domestic Violence Agency
  • You will need to be able to access ZOOM to attend our online sessions
  • The sessions will be held on a Wednesday in three blocks of two weeks with a study day in the middle of each block
  • It will be necessary for you to have the possibility of accessing the ZOOM call from a quiet environment to be best able to fully participate.

For more information please contact:

Lucia Bellini – Disability Rights Advocate
Telephone – 07393231071
Email Address – Lucia.bellini@choiceinhackney.org

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