"It is the view of HMIC that the service provided to victims of domestic abuse by the police is too often unacceptable."
Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse, HMIC 2014

We provide half-day and full-day courses, that can be delivered where you usually meet.  Below is an outline of the learning outcomes that these provide, but we are always very happy to customise these for your specific requirements:

short seminar

  • Understanding of the language and terminology used by the LGBT communities
  • Confidence to ask a person about their sexuality and their gender identity/history
  • Awareness of the issues that can prevent people from disclosing their sexuality and/or their gender identity/history
  • Understand the specific risk factors that may present in an LGBT abusive relationship
  • Confidence to ask additional questions with LGBT people to further assess their level of risk
  • An understanding of Broken Rainbow's services
  • Confidence to signpost victims and perpetrators to Broken Rainbow's services

Full-day training

  • As above for the Short Seminar, but with the addition of:
  • Understanding of how practitioners and organisations can provide and promote an LGBT friendly service
  • Increased awareness of the broader issues impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people
  • Understanding of current practice and policy, including legislative changes affecting LGBT people
  • In-depth understanding of the dynamics and impacts of LGBT people’s experience of domestic violence and abuse
  • Strategies to increase reporting of domestic violence by LGBT communities

Contact us to discuss our training rates