Foyle Women’s Aid established AVERT in June 2006 as the training arm of Foyle Womens Aid and further developed Avert as a social enterprise in July 2010 specialising in adult safeguarding and child protection, to meet organisational need and external demand.
Avert are an OCN accredited centre and have already successfully delivered a number of OCN accredited training programmes and is fast becoming a recognised ‘lead provider’ of domestic and sexual abuse training to all of the professional bodies across the North West. Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCN NI) is a nationally recognised Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland).
Avert have an ‘Investors in people award,’ which we received in 2012 – Investors in people standard.
Avert Training is designed for external agencies such as schools, youth/community groups and the workplace, and to professionals working directly within the field of family support & intervention or who work within the field of domestic abuse. The training programme includes Basic Awareness of Domestic abuse, Models and Theories of Domestic Abuse, Domestic abuse first aid (Dealing with Disclosure & asking the question), The Impact of Domestic abuse on Children and the Mind of a Perpetrator.
DERRY PCSP SUPPORTS AVERT TRAINING
The Derry Policing and Community Safety Partnership is supporting AVERT Training to deliver an educational programme to schools and community groups throughout the Council area. The programme is being delivered to primary and post primary schools as well as a number of youth groups throughout the city and district. The primary school programme supports children aged between 5 and 11 to distinguish between right and wrong behaviour while developing their level of self esteem and confidence. The programme delivered to over 11 year olds aims to provide a preventative approach to domestic violence/abuse by enabling young adults to identify the early warning signs in unhealthy, abusive relationships.
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