The Freedom Programme Training Reviews

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The training has been brilliant. There was a perfect balance of knowledge on the subject and I have learnt more than I thought I would. Cathy has a passion for the course content making her a great person to learn from. Thank you!


VolunteerDaisy ProgrammeNorfolk

This training was energizing! It was informative, fun, thought provoking, well managed and extremely well presented. Cathy has a wealth of knowledge, created a relaxed environment in which to learn from informed discussions – just perfect!


VolunteerCompassion Suffolk

Cathy was very passionate about domestic abuse and working with victims/survivors. She made this training fun. She explained things really well and I have lots to take away in terms of engaging our service users.


VolunteerDaisy Programme Norfolk

Cathy is a brilliant trainer – knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. I have learned so much which will be helpful to me in my work.



Women’s Support WorkerBSE RefugeSuffolk

Cathy had lots of knowledge relevant to the topics we were learning about. She was always re-affirming what we had learned and had a non-judemental approach. I have gained so much about how to deliver this programme to our women.


VolunteerDaisy Programme Norfolk

The Freedom Programme absolutely hits the nail on the head with regards to domestic abuse. It helps unite victims/survivors, helping them to understand the insidious nature of perpetrator behavior. Professionals and victims alike should all be offered this course. Just brilliant.


VolunteerDaisy ProgrammeNorfolk

I have a much more in-depth understanding of the dominator’s beliefs and how this fits in with the wider societal beliefs. Cathy was very welcoming, approachable, friendly and very knowledgeable!


Support WorkerPheonix FuturesLondon

A good informative training with humour and reality. I feel able to help educate others.


Women’s WorkerOrmiston MPowerNorwich

A very interesting and well deilvered training. Cathy offered lots of knowledge and explanations to a varied group accomodating differing learning styles.

Family Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilIpswich

This training has opened my eyes to a new and updated way to deliver the Freedom Programme. It was informative with lively discussions and FUN!


Domestic Abuse WorkerBury St Edmunds RefugeSuffolk

This was a very relaxed training which massively impacted my awareness of domestic abuse. I enjoyed the three days very much!

Family Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilForest Heath Children's Centre

Cathy made a difficult subject less daunting and was an excellent role model for how to run the course for women.

Family Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilCartwheels Children's Centre, Haverhill

The training is really eye-opening. To be completely honest I hadn’t the greatest view of the Freedom Programme, believing it was men hating and negative. I WAS SOOOO WRONG!!! I will return to my service and book on all my colleagues!


Drop-in Facilitator

Although it is intense, it is so informative you can take it. Its an amazing 3 days. I felt welcomed and comfortable with everyone there. The facilitators are fantastic, funny and full of golden knowledge. Thank you all so much.



Very informative, great facilitators, insightful, heavy going at times, very worthwhile.


Education Welfare Officer

Go on the training! Not just for the women and families you work with, but for you. Its so empowering!



Fantastic insight into domestic abuse and training. Cant wait to role out the programme!


Family Support Worker

The 3 day training was very hard, but extremely informative. It covered all areas of domestic abuse and overall I feel more prepared to support the families I work with



Family Support Worker

Very informative and helpful training. I now know I can do my work more effectively. The facilitators very so helpful and clear with delivery and instructions. I would encourage everyone to come on this training!


BAMER Worker

This is the best training you can go on to be able to educate women about DA and to be able to deliver The Freedom Programme. It changes womens lives and saves womens lives- it saved and changed my life!


Unite Union Rep

It is an insightful course and whether or not youre a survivor of DA, there is a lot to learn about relationships. Gives you better knowledge for filling out DASH forms.


Strengthening Families Worker

Amazing training. Well put together programme, informative and educational. I feel empowered with knowledge and ready to get it out there and into practice.


Support Worker

Empowering, challenging, inspiring, information packed and fun. Wonderful to meet so many women who want to make a difference. Friendly and knowledgeable trainers.



This training will really help me explain further to the women I work with that the abuse is categorically not their fault, and there was nothing they could have done to prevent it. I can inform them of the tactics, and give them the best chance possible to live an abuse free life. Thank you


Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

The training is inspiring and intense and absolutely worth doing. You will learn a lot about yourself and those who you work with



Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator

The course is quite intensive at times and you need some self-care through the three days. I can testify that it is absolutely worth it! The training gives an excellent insight into DA and explains something that seems inexplicable! I really enjoyed the learning.



Domestic Abuse Practitioner

I have gained knowledge and understanding on how to deliver the Freedom Programme. It was enjoyable and dare I say fun at parts! I had a great experience with the two fantastic facilitators! Thank you for this opportunity.


The training is educational, inspiring and empowering. It gives you the opportunity to re-evaluate your life’s experience and how you feel in correlation. Thank you!


Senior Domestic Abuse Social WorkerDerby

The training gives you the chance to learn and gain insight into the complexities of DA in a focused and interactive way. You will learn a lot in a relatively short amount of time. Its intense, but thought provoking and will give you tools to run your own programme


Outreach WorkerDerby

It was absolutely amazing, very empowering! My passion grew even more! I would recommend everyone does it. I feel so ready to help others – I can’t thank you enough.

Student Social WorkerDerby

This training was a wonderfully informative and intense experience. I’m inspired and excited to have taken part. It gives me hope to know that so many people will be taking this training and making a difference in the lives of vulnerable women.



This has been the best training experience I have attended in 30 years of working in the prison service. Trainers were excellent. Their presentation skills made sure everyone was included.

HMPSPrison Centre, Maidstone, Kent

I gained a lot of knowledge and insight from attending this training. The style and delivery was confident, with humour in appropriate places. Extensive knowledge was displayed in relation to the subject matter. Great, great trainers.   


Children’s Centre South Greenwich, London

The subject was hard but hope shone through. Facilitator’s were knowledgeable and experienced, welcomed questions in a supportive manner. 


Social WorkerHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

A highly beneficial course that had me more determined to run the course.   

Children’s Centre, South Greenwich, London

Excellent training. Would recommend to anyone working in social care. 

Social WorkerLondon Borough of SouthwarkCommunity/Children’s Centre, Southwark, London

Very informative and knowledgeable trainers. Able to provide depth to each session and answer questions. Children’s Centre, Redbridge

Family Support WorkerLondon Borough of RedbridgeChildren’s Centre, Redbridge

One of the best courses I have attended since 2007. The way it has been run, the atmosphere, knowledge & inclusivity of the trainer’s and attendees made it a fantastic course. Looking forward to promoting and running the course.               

Prison ServiceKent

The Freedom Programme training has empowered me to take proper action to my abusive ex-husband! I will always be grateful. By adding examples, experiences, elaborating on texts to make it a much more relevant & accessible course where the facilitators enable me to digest the information well. 

Women’s Prison & Homeless ProjectWakefield

This training has made me understand more around this emotive subject. I’m looking forward to running the programme and spreading the word.

Family Support PractitionerEssex County CouncilChildren’s/Family Centre, Harwich

The Freedom Programme has been instrumental in helping me break away from an abusive partner, and this facilitator course has given me great insight into how I will be able to assist other victims/survivors to do the same. Expert knowledge of facilitators and examples on context. Lots of open discussion that was supporting and challenging of perspectives, which was good.



Bournemouth, Dorset

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