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Integrated Professional Practice: Domestic Violence and Probation


Over 1/3 of violent offences in Sandwell are domestic violence offences
Over half of those convicted to domestic violence offences re-offend
37% of women who leave abusive partners continue to be victimised by them

Integrated Professional Practice: Domestic Violence & Probation is a training programme designed to support Probation officers to secure the best possible outcomes for victims and offenders in cases of domestic abuse.

DA Integrated Practice training toolkit coverThe training was produced by Sandwell Women’s Aid in collaboration with consultant Lauren Booker and Staffordshire & West Midlands Probation Trust following an in-depth research project into how offender management and victim support services can more effectively work together to protect victims and reduce reoffending.  The project was funded by the Home Office.

The one-day training course was designed for Probation Officers and Probation Service Officers and aims to inform them to:

  • Identify and implement good practice when working with domestic violence offenders
  • Have an increased awareness of the local domestic violence context and statistics
  • Be able to develop protocols for working with women’s support agencies
  • Explore areas for development within their own practice and produce a personal action plan

Sandwell Women’s Aid have produced a comprehensive Training Toolkit and resource pack so that the programme can be delivered internally by Probation Services.  The pack includes:

  • Trainer Manual: which includes session plans and guide to delivery
  • Powerpoint training presentation provided on USB
  • DVD film to support the training and provide discussion points
  • Further support materials on USB including participant resource pack, in-depth research report and evaluation materials


If you would like to find out more about the programme, order a Training Toolkit or book a training session, please contact

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