Training & Events

The Ascent Support Services to Organisations strand delivers various training sessions, seminars and events aimed to increase the sustainability and resilience amongst organisations working with those affected by violence against women and girls (VAWG).

“The events/training I have attended so far has been of a high standard and of great use in my understanding of the issues experienced by my clients”

Every year, the strand delivers the following training:

Expert-led training (18 days/year)

Topics covered:

• Supporting women and girls at risk of forced marriage and control
• Coercive control: law and developments
• Women, migrant women and immigration control
• Keeping up with legal changes
• Better engagement with perpetrators
• Cross-cultural working with perpetrators
• Adolescent to parent violence
• Working with male victims
• Women using violence and abuse
• Forced marriage
• Understanding the effects of domestic violence on BME women and girls
• Working with young BME women
• Quality assurance
• Safe minimum practice for BME organisations
• Restoring resilience
• Hidden Scars – the trauma and psychological impact of harmful practices

Accredited training (20 days/year)

Topics covered:

  • Meeting the mental health needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors
  • Complicated matters: the links between experiences of domestic and sexual violence, substance use and mental ill-health
  • Domestic violence awareness
  • Working with children, young people and families who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence perpetrator programme
  • Understanding the effects of domestic violence on BME women
  • Understanding forced marriage and honour-based violence
  • Gender responsive trauma focused approaches for engaging women’s recovery from sexual violence
  • From the margins to the centre of women’s healing: promoting recovery to support women with complex needs

Sustainability training (10/year)

Topics covered:

  • Finances in Joint Projects and Consortia
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Partnerships: everything you need to know
  • Introduction to Commissioning
  • Presentation skills
  • Fundraising readiness
  • Train the Trainer
  • Theory of Change

Seminars (2/year)

We are delivering 2 seminars per year. The topic of the seminar is decided closer to the date as it is reflecting current issues/topics facing the sector.

Special Events (4/year)

We are delivering 4 special events per year. The topic of the event is decided closer to the date as it is reflecting current issues/topics facing the sector.

Equality Act 2010 Workshops

The EA2010 workshop is a standard part of each special event, delivered by Rights of Women.

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“I would recommend to others the excellent seminars and events organised. I hope to attend more of these informative and relevant events in the future. Thank you again”








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