We’re helping professionals who come into contact with those affected by domestic abuse have the confidence to ASC.
ASC is a training programme aimed at anyone who may encounter those affected by domestic abuse in the course of their day-to-day job. From doctors and dentists, to vets, hairdressers and the fire service, we can help you spot the signs of domestic abuse, ask the right questions and ensure those affected get the support they need.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing our training will be conducted online. We’ve put a number of training materials on this site. Some of our materials you can download at any time, others are linked to our training and when you sign up to one of our training courses we’ll give you access to these.Training will be held via Zoom in small groups and we aim to make it as interactive as possible. All of our trainings are free to join.
16 days of action against Gender Based Violence takes place every year between 25th November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and 10th December (Human Rights Day).
This year we’ve joined forces with our fellow charity EmilyTest for our campaign #inyourshoes #take steps. Our social media posts will feature our shoes; some of us have been directly affected by gender based violence and some of us work to end it or to provide support. We hope our stories and affirmations will encourage you to put yourselves in the shoes of those affected by GBV or in the shoes of those who support them and realise that there are many simple things you can also do to provide support and help end GBV.
EmilyTest was founded by Fiona Drouet who lost her daughter to suicide after she was abused by her boyfriend at university. Fiona works to raise awareness of GBV in higher education and to improve support for students who are affected by it.