Escape The Trap Facilitator Training


Become a Facilitator

If you are working with young people, recognise the emerging levels of abuse they can experience in their early relationships and want to take a pro-active approach to addressing the issue and support those you work with then Escape the Trap is for you.

During the three day CPD Accredited training facilitators will learn how to run this programme, exploring ways to address the difficult and sensitive issue of teenage relationship abuse in an interactive way using experiential activities and self-reflection.

The programme is also accessible to use one to one with the accompanying Escape the Trap workbook.

Practitioners are training to become facilitators across the UK and represent a wide range of agencies including: school pastoral & learning mentors, school nurses, pupil referral unit’s, youth offending, youth services, children & young people’s services, specialist domestic abuse services, Brook Advisory, community safety, behaviour consultants, counsellors, scout leaders, police, IDSVA’s & YDVA’s.

Training Outline

Escape the Trap facilitator training will support practioners to learn about the:

  • Concept & structure of the programme
  • Group agreements
  • Exploring one’s own thinking and understanding about teenage relationship abuse
  • Additonal Risk Factors
  • Generating discussion with young people
  • Develop ways to address the difficult and sensitive issue of teenage relationship abuse using experiential activities and self-reflection
  • Understanding prevalance of social media abuse
  • Working flexibly to meet the needs of your group
  • Safety planning with young people
  • Monitoring Risk
  • Applying the programme in one to one work
  • The Escape the Trap facilitator training event provides an intensive learning experience over three days.

Over the three-day facilitator training, practitioners will gain an understanding of the complex dynamics of teenage relationship abuse. Each week of the programme will be explored in depth so practitioners will feel confident and equipped to deliver it at the end of the training.

All practitioners must have completed recognised safeguarding training.

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Cathy was brilliant to work with and got the whole group working in a creative and dynamic way. I feel much more able to be proactive around the impact of abusive behaviour in young realtionships and am keen to assist my students to be more aware.

Student SupportShuttleworth SchoolLancashire

This training has had a great impact and certainly extended my awareness as well as taking me back to basics in terms of applying the programme in groups and one to one. A very informative and interesting course. Thank you!

TeacherOswaldtwistle PRUOswaldtwistle

This is an excellent training and would highly recommend to others.

DA Support WorkerLancashire

My understanding has been much enhanced during this three day training. I feel I am much better equipped now to to respond to the issue and deliver this programme in schools.

DA Support WorkerSafeNetLancashire

Escape the Trap has given me much more awareness on issues relating specifically to teens/young people. Can’t wait to use it in schools.

DA Support WorkerSafeNetBurnley, Lancashire

A resource specifically for targetted at young people. It is really helpful programme. Thank you.

Young Person's AdvisorBrookBlackburn

I have a much better understanding of relationship abuse from a young persons point of view.

Sir John Thursby Community CollegeBurnley, Lancashire

Fabulous resource to use with young people to educate them about teenage abuse in relationships.

Youth WorkerYork

I have a clearer understanding of the problems young people have to deal with today.  Very worthwhile!!

TeacherMorcombe Road SchoolLancashire

The Freedom Programme is amazing. The things I have learned on this training could have a massive potential to empower and safeguard women and children experiencing domestic abuse.