Tackling Violence Against Women & Girls

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & GirlsWhite Ribbon Day – we have launched this web page with the best free learning resources available for public service workers in Wales that can help us all to improve our knowledge and come together to tackle the issue.

If you or anyone you know are suffering violence or abuse, the NHS recommends the following services

You can also email for support. It is important that you specify when and if it is safe to respond and to which email address:

The Survivor’s Handbook from the charity Women’s Aid is free and provides information for women on a wide range of issues, such as housing, money, helping your children, and your legal rights.

If you are worried that you are abusive, you can contact the free Respect helpline on 0808 802 4040.


Women’s Aid FREE e-learning guide

This PDF an be downloaded and circulated by email or you can share the link on your social media. It includes links to some of the courses we feature below and more, including:

  • Understanding Violence Against Women
  • Rape and Sexual Violence
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking
  • Modern Slavery
  • Forced Marriage
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Complicated matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and
    mental ill-health
  • Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse

Click here to view the document, which includes descriptions and links to all the courses.

Understanding Violence Against Women – FutureLearn

On this free online course you will learn about the roots of violence against women, the principles of gender inequality at its centre and most importantly, how to challenge entrenched attitudes that impact women the world over.

Click here to register with FutureLearn and join the course.

IDAS Online Training Courses – CPD accredited online training for professionals working with domestic abuse and sexual violence

The Yorkshire-based charity IDAS offers two free online awareness models alongside its accredited CPD programme.

  • Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness Training
  • Sexual Violence Basic Awareness Training

Click here to register and find out more

Workplace Bullying Module – Microlearn

This 15 minute module explores bullying in the workplace. We will look at the signs and symptoms of bullying, the reporting process and the responsibilities of employers in relation to workplace bullying.

It is free for anyone working in public service in Wales, funded by our WULF Project.

Register for access to our Microlearn Pathway on Access Workspace to take this e-learning model and hundreds of others for free.

Click here to register and find out more

Anti-Bullying & Bullying Prevention Certificate – Staff Skills Academy

The Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma course has been developed with pupils, parents and teachers in mind and provides all the necessary knowledge required to tackle the bullying in schools issue. Taking the course and working on the additional exercises will assure that you will be better prepared to respond in situations where bullying is present.

This course is available to all UNISON members who register for a Staff Skills Academy account

Click here to register and find out more