31st Jan 2024

Domestic Violence and Safeguarding: An Overview of Support and Strategies for Families and School Settings: Course A

Overview of Learning

This course will look at the challenges around domestic abuse, how to have effective support within the school and the role of Governors and Trustees.

This session will allow delegates to gain a greater understanding of how Fortalice work with children and young people in schools, who suffer the effects of domestic abuse and violence, and the services available for them.

By the end of this session, you will be aware of

  • How Domestic Violence and Violence (DAV) is identified
  • How we safeguard our children around DAV in our schools.
  • The services that can support schools and families



All governors, trustees and local governors of schools and academies, particularly those serving on Pupil Welfare and Inclusion Committees


Dr Gill Smallwood MBE, Chief Executive Fortalice Ltd


This course will be held in person at the Bolton Science and Technology Centre.

Pricing and Cancelation

Fees for this session are payable via the school budget and not by individual members of the governing board. If your governing board has signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement, sessions are free of charge. Governors of governing boards who have not signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement may attend for a fee of £90 per session.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332116 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a place is cancelled by the delegate within five working days of the course date. Schools who have signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement will be charged £25 for each cancellation within five days of the course. If your school has not signed up to the SLA the full course fee will be charged. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer on 01204 332116 or via email at

Price per session: Governance Training SLA/ £90 per session

Venue: Bolton Science and Technology Centre

Time: 5-7pm

Category: Training

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