Hampton Trust has been working with domestic abuse perpetrators since 1996. As an organisation, we have been advocating for early perpetrator interventions for many years.

We are therefore pleased to be working with Northumbria PCC to provide our Domestic Abuse Routine Enquiry (DARE) Toolkit training to frontline professionals across Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, and Sunderland.

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FAQs and How to Book

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Having the tools and knowledge of support available and techniques in motivational interviewing will help me feel more confident in engaging with perpetrators and instigating change in behaviours.

Are there any eligibility requirements?

To be eligible for this fully funded training, you will need to have:

  • Attended a Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness course of at least three hours duration
  • Experience of working in/delivering frontline services in the statutory or voluntary sector
  • The permission of your line manager to attend the training.
Why should I become DARE aware?

There is a clear identified need for perpetrators to be identified much sooner and before their behaviour escalates into the most serious harm. Many frontline staff tell us that they don’t have the skills, tools, or confidence to start a conversation with someone they suspect may be harming a partner or ex-partner. Staff working in a variety of multi-agency settings, if given the right training, can start to play a role in helping make perpetrators more visible and supporting them to access the right help and support at the right time.

What do previous participants say?

DARE was originally funded by the Home Office in 2021 and successfully piloted in Hampshire with more than 400 professionals across various frontline services receiving the training. An independent evaluation of the training undertaken by the University of Southampton concluded:

Through the engaging format of the training, participants learn strategies, techniques, and tools which they can incorporate into their practice, as well as the information needed to provide appropriate support, signposting, and referrals. The result is trainees’ increased confidence and ability to approach conversations around DA more constructively.

How do I get on this training?

All available training dates are listed on our booking form (link below).

To reserve your free space please confirm your availability with your line manager for all three sessions of the course before filling in the form.

Please note, dates and training numbers need to be confirmed by Hampton Trust before your place is accepted. You may have to wait up to two weeks before you receive an email confirmation so please hold the dates in your diary until this happens.

By filling in a booking form you are also consenting to your details being shared with your line manager, the funder (Northumbria OPCC) and the local authority training lead to ensure that places are allocated fairly.

I have booked my place - what's next?

Once your place has been confirmed, you will be sent instructions on how to join the training. The training can be accessed anywhere as it is delivered online via Teams.

After completing a short post training survey, you will be posted a DARE Toolkit, this provides a recap of the training and effective tools to identify and understand perpetrators of domestic abuse, and how to motivate them to get help.

Further questions?

If you have further questions about DARE or your booking, please email [email protected]
or call 023 8000 1061.

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