Domestic Abuse Helpline
24 hour domestic violence helpline
Meet our Trainers
The majority of our training programme is outsourced to Sarah Wigley Associates. Sarah Wigley is a trainer and consultant specialising in supporting front line professionals and agencies whose work involves them engaging with, and responding to victims of domestic abuse.
Sarah has a vast experience delivering training on challenging topics such as domestic abuse and more specialist subjects such as female genital mutilation. Sarah’s key aim is that all professionals have an increased awareness about domestic abuse, have the confidence to identify domestic abuse, identify the level of risk facing a client and respond appropriately both directly to the client and within the multi agency arena.
Zoe is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an experienced Trainer and Consultant. She has over 22 years experience of providing psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse; and providing training and consultation to professionals who work with victims/survivors of sexualised trauma (whether therapeutically or within the criminal justice system).
Zoe is generally recognised as having specialist knowledge/expertise with regarding to human behaviour/response when faced with a perceived threat (especially sexual threat). Zoe held the full time position of Senior Practitioner at Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis Service (PARCS) from 1994-2009. Since April 2009, Zoe has been a self-employed Trainer and Consultant.
Bal Kaur Howard
Bal has been advocating on the issues of BME women and men on domestic violence, honour based crimes (Forced Marriage & Female Genital Mutilation) and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) since 2008.
She has developed and delivers training for front-line practitioners in Health, Social Care, Police, Education and the voluntary sector throughout England and Wales in the subjects of Domestic Abuse, Risk Assessment, Honour Based Abuse, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutiliation, Radicalisation/Extremism, Modern Day Slavery and Addiction.
Julia has some fifteen years experience in the field of domestic violence, working with a variety of voluntary and statutory projects during that time. Originally she worked in service development in the Thames Valley informing best practice, developing risk and case management and promoting early intervention and prevention work. She has experience across a range of multi-agency responses and strategy development and also specialised in innovative awareness raising, prevention and support work with young people.
She is currently a Leading Lights coach for SafeLives and also an accredited assessor for Respect for adult perpetrator programmes and associated partner support services.