Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are looking for Mentors to help make the shift to a domestic abuse informed culture, systems and practice. The aim of the Mentor training is to improve outcomes for all families in the Falkirk area.
Falkirk Child Protection Committee (CPC) has invested in training 2 Mentors as Trainers. This enables the training to be offered at a reduced cost for each delegate (to cover the cost of training materials, and pre/post course tests). This cost is based on the currency rate at the time of registration: $150 (approx. £120) for 4 days core skills training and $37.50 (approx. £30) for the one day overview session.
Mentors will receive 4 days’ intensive skill based multi-agency training and will be expected to use this in direct practice in their assessments with families.
From this direct experience and deeper understanding of the model, Mentors will use this to become advocates within their teams and local area.
In addition, Mentors will be involved in:
- helping identify domestic abuse in discussion with colleagues , when a case is presented with other issues such as substance misuse or mental health
- coaching colleagues on developing clear expectations, safety plans, interviewing perpetrators, partnering with survivors and articulating the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people
- contributing to in-service training on domestic abuse, ensure consistency with the model and support new workers’ introduction to the Safe and Together approach
- present the model at staff meetings, during learning and development activities and provide information on the Safe and Together approach
- attending regular bi-monthly Safe and Together Mentors forums to support their practice and to continue develop their skills and knowledge.
Minimum requirements for attending the training:
- you must have a basic awareness of domestic abuse
- your manager must attend One Day Overview of the Safe and Together model
- you must read the Safe and Together Briefing Issue 1
It is essential that Mentors:
- have the support of their line manager to enable them to take part in this training
- are available to take part in the full four days training
- are committed to post training Mentor forums and promoting the model
For further information on the training and one day overview, please visit the CVS Falkirk website.
Alternatively, for further information on the Mentor programme and the Safe and Together approach, contact Leni Rademacher by phone: 01324 590 367, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org