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Betty's Room EVH Limited: 5th Floor

137 Sauchiehall Street


G2 3EW

United Kingdom

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ASC (Ask Support Care) is a train the trainers programme. We provide training on domestic abuse for those aiming to train non-specialists (ie those who do not work in the domestic abuse field) who work in professions where they may encounter those suffering abuse and have an opportunity to reach out to them and offer some help and support. Domestic abuse affects 1 in 5 women in their lifespan, it also affects men. Those affected are our patients, our clients, our colleagues and our friends.

Evidence shows that if a trusted professional raises the issue it may encourage those experiencing abuse to take action. The main reason people don't offer help is that they don't know where to start. We can help with that.

We provide training for all health professionals including vets, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and others in a position to reach out to those suffering abuse such as hairdressers. If you work in a front facing organisation not mentioned here you may also be in a position to help those experiencing domestic abuse and if you are willing to train others in your place of work this course may be for you.

You do not need prior training or experience of working with domestic abuse to become an ASC trainer. You only need to attend one date not both.

Our training day incorporates elements of bystander training as well as training on a tried and tested method of encouraging professionals to raise the issue with those they work with, AVDR. We will provide you with enough kowledge through lectures, group work sessions and role play to allow you to roll out this training in your workplace or to other colleagues in your profession. We will also provide all the materials and ongoing support that you might need if you choose to become a trainer. We aim to increase your awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and to help you to realise the valuable role many professionals in health and beyond can play in supporting those experiencing abuse just by following a few simple steps.

Training will be led by Dr Christine Goodall, founder of Medics against Violence and Chief Inspector Graham Goulden from the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit along with other experienced facilitators. We have been training health professionals in Scotland on AVDR since 2010.

The training is provided free of charge.


You have advertised two dates do I need to attend both?

No you only need to attend one date-the training provided on both dates will be the same

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue for training is in Glasgow's city centre on Sauchiehall Street, easily accessible by bus or train. There is NO FREE parking nearby but there are multistorey carparks in Cambridge Street and in Buchanan Galleries.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email with any questions you have

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No we will have list of those who have registered

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes as long as you let us know beforehand who is attending on your behalf

Can I get more than one ticket?

You can only order one ticket. This is so that we know who is attending but also so that we can send you out a questionnaire prior to the event, we need individual emails to be able to do that. If other people from your organisation wish to come they can register separately.

Who is the training for?

The training is suitable for anyone who wishes to train colleagues in any field of health (doctors, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, paramedics, optometrists, (this list is not exhaustive)), social care, veterinary medicine, hairdressers, beauty therapists and complementary therapsists, for those working in the finance sector and anyone else in a front facing role who may encounter those experiencing abuse in the course of their work. You do not need to be experienced in domestic abuse to attend

What are the expectations of us after training?

We would hope that once trained you will feel confident enough to train your colleagues using a one hour session we provide you with and that you will endeavour to raise awareness of this issue in other ways in your workplace. We would like ot keep in touch with you to support you in doing this and to see how you are getting on.

Will I get CPD/CME?

Yes for those who need CPD/CME we will provide a certifcate. We will require you to fill in a feedback questionnaire ot get this-this will be sent to you via Survey Monkey following the course.

Is lunch provided?

We will provide tea/coffee throughout the day and lunch. If you prefer not to eat with us there are many food outlets nearby but the lunchbreak will be fairly short.

What is the dress code?

Casual, jeans and trainers are fine, we want you to have a relaxed day.

If the course is full will you be running future events?

Yes if these sessions are full we will add your name to a waitlist incase tickets become available later or for a future event. We have limited the number to 25 per day because the training session works better when everyone can actively participate.

There is another identical course on 7th June if this one is full when you try to register.

Can I make a donation to Medics against Violence?

We are not charging for training, however, If you have enjoyed our training day and you wish to make a donation to our charity you can do so by texting ASCS17 £ (add your preferred amount) to 70070 to donate to Medics Against Violence and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

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Betty's Room EVH Limited: 5th Floor

137 Sauchiehall Street


G2 3EW

United Kingdom

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