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This training increased my existing knowledge more significantly, the context of the differences between the Mindmixer and the Charmer! I was able to really develop a strong clarity between different types of behaviours and the impact of such abuse. Very good training!

Escape the TrapCity Teen AdvocateNottingham

Very well delivered!! Great training – would recommend. Lots of our opinions validated and we learnt new ways of looking at the situations our young people face. It was a nice change to have a trainer that could teach us something further about a subject we work with all the time.

Escape the TrapStronger Families Children's WorkerNottingham

Trainer was very good at making me re-think about different styles of delivering Escape the Trap. There is a great mix of exercises, group work and role play. Very good in-depth package. Looking forward to delivering it.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to putting all your hard work into use. Escape the Trap will make a big differenct to the young people in Nottingham.

Children & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

This training was brilliant!! Trainer very knowledgeable, clear, concise and fair. It really enabled me to see abuse through the eyes of a teenager. Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to delivering the programme.

Escape the TrapStronger Families & Young Voices Team LeaderNottingham

This excellent training has opened my eyes for sure. It helped me realise what a sheltered life I live and took me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the training. Well done.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

The Escape the Trap training has opened my mind to the different types of abuse young women experience and how it differs from adults. Every day ws filled with lots of information.

Escape the TrapYoung Voices Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training has so incresed my awareness of the way teens will perceive their relationships and the barriers to seeking support.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

The training has really helped me to learn how to deliver the Escape the Trap programme. Cathy was really good at delivering the training and keeping us all on track with the learning.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training gives you an in depth look at teen abusive relationships. It has greatly impacted my awareness and I feel more confident working with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

I have really enjoyed Escape the Trap training and I am looking forward to delivering it with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

This training was thorough in identifying relationships from both the perpetrator, victim and child.

Nottingham CC

I enjoyed the three day training. It has made me more aware of how living with a dominator can really be. I have worked with women who have been in these situations and the Freedom Programme has given me a broader insight from both sides – victim and perpetrator.

Barnardos

This course was very well facilitated and I am very aware of of the dynamics of abuse. The trainers were very knowledgeable and empathic enabling reflection. I feel so inspired to make a difference.

Croydon

This programme has changed my clients and friend’s lives. I really enjoyed the three days and ideas in how to deliver the programme.

 

Hounslow BC

I have gained so much more insight into the beliefs, views and actions of the abuser and the feelings, beliefs, views and actions of victims.

 

Slough

A heavy subject matter delivered in a heartfelt manner.

 

Croydon

Even though I am a professional with years of experience I have learned so much in three days and reflected on my practice. I felt supported and appreciated how the trainers encouraged a safe learning environment.

 

Ealing BC

Really informative and personable trainers who were approachable, funny and knowledgeable. They have helped me immensely with how abuse impacts victims and how to work with them without re-traumatising them.

 

Your SanctuaryWoking

Excellent programme and excellent tutoring. The trainers contributed a lot always able to bring the tools needed to process the programme content and delivery.

Stockport

A very interesting and thought provoking training. I am so much more aware.

 

Houghton CCBeds

Everyone should do this course – women, men, children. The fearlessness and honesty about the misogyny in society was brilliant and essential. The trainers literally could not have been better with their energy, humour, passion and positivity.

 

St Albans

Doing the 3 day Freedom Programme training has given me all I need in terms of knowledge, skills and resources to deliver a programme for victims in my local area. A very comprehensive, well delivered and underpinned training. The trainers were very knowledgeable, experienced and funny! Thanks both.

 

Dovers Green School CC Redhill, Surrey

The programme really opens your eyes. Even if you don’t go on to present the course the information/knowledge and training you gain will help you have a better understanding within your work.

 

ThePrison Service

Excellent course. Gained a lot of knowledge from attending the training. The trainers were approachable and willing to discuss any questions and encouraged everyone to take part.

Surrey

Amazing training with incredibly knowledgeable trainers who supported and shared their experiences to support us. It was an interactive training that allowed us to explore the programme. Just amazing!!

 

Action for ChildrenSouth Buckinghamshire

Very effective training. Excellent trainers who gave clear insight. I was a victim, I am a survivor and being able to offer other women this insight, maybe they can survive too!

Burhill CCSurrey

Brilliant training. Exhausting but well worth it!

 

NHSLewishham

The Freedom Programme training opened my eyes to what some women go through and will help me enormously in supporting women. The trainers were both very open providing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you.

Chandlers Field SchoolSurrey

I have much more awareness of the cycle and process of abuse, types of abuse and felt supported in the learning by the trainers.

 

Stockport Homes

I gained an awareness of the tactics and beliefs of an abuser and how to raise awareness of this amongst survivors of abuse. The trainers gave fantastic insight into the practicalities of running a group and really supported us through the parts of the training we found tricky or emotionally difficult.

 

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

Very good training. I really enjoyed the three days. Brilliant trainers who ensured understanding. The practice to facilitate was invaluable.

 

NHSLewisham

Fantastic training and programme full of discussion which has increased my awareness. I feel all professionals should attend – police, judges etc.

Newham

If you are considering whether or not to do this training – DO IT! You will not regret it. This training has given me a focus on the process of DV. The trainers were knowledgeable and shared their skills. Good to see a sense of humour!

NHSGillingham

This was a large training of 42. However, there were lots of people with diverse roles learning together. I have increased sensitivity to how a victim may be feeling and how hard it could be for a victim to identify themselves as a victim.

London Borough of Redbridge

The trainers have both been honest and have taken me out of my comfort zone which has enabled me to look at and analyse how to deliver the Freedom Programme effectively. The trainers have built my confidence to be able to run the programme with examples of structure. Fantastic training. I enjoyed every moment.

Ealing Borough Council

This training has hugely increased my awareness, both professionally and personally. The resources are really useful to use, and the training brings the book alive. Thank you, Clare & Cathy. Your training skills, knowledge and experience are invaluable. It has been a pleasure to attend your Freedom Programme training.

Houghton Regis

An excellent course! It has been an emotive and reflective journey. The knowledge I have gained will be essential to my role in the community. The trainers guided discussion within the groups, provided experiences and sharing knowledge and practice with the whole group.

NHSLewisham

I would recommend this training to everyone especially women and mostly to my daughter, so that she grows up knowing when she is older what a good relationship looks like. Thank you to the trainers who offered clarity, experience, confidence and understanding and the others attending the course. Amazing people.

Suffolk County CouncilIpswich

The Freedom Programme training has widened my knowledge and built my confidence.

Hounslow CouncilHounslow

Fabulous experience! The trainers offered their experience and anecdotes to illustrate the learning and I have a much better understanding on how to deliver the Freedom Programme to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

DAVSSKent

Great course! I am excited to be able to deliver this programme.

Your SanctuarySurrey

I have done quite a few intensive trainings before regarding domestic abuse. However this is a unique training programme which gives victims the knowledge to understand the persona of a dominator which is a great place to start when helping a victim.

Slough Borough CouncilSlough

The training has given me a much greater insight into different forms of abuse. The trainers shared their knowledge and effectively gave us good understanding on seeing, feeling and recognising exactly how a dominator works and the impact on victims and children.

Slough

The trainers offered humour, knowledge and lots of clear examples giving a clear understanding of different forms of abuse.

Chalkhill SchoolBrent

It was an emotionally challenging training at times, but so good to hear the experiences and insights of others in the groups work. There was lots of guidance and clear instruction from the trainers.

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

I am a ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitator, so have awareness, but have struggled to make Freedom Programme appropriate to effectively support teenagers. Escape the Trap progamme does that. I feel very confident to deliver this. Cathy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic area. There was a lot of supporting information in different formats. I would reccommend this training opportunity!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I was previousl unaware of the extent of relationship abuse for young people. I really enjoyed this training. It was well paced and discussions were comfortable. 3 days was just right.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

This training has given me a much better idea how to present controlling and abusive behaviours in a relatable way to young people. It is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed the group discussion and practice. Cathy is a really skilled trainer who is very clear and easy to understand.

Social WorkerBradford CollegeBradford

Escape the Trap is a brilliant course and I wish this had been available previously. I have found something so useful that will support young people. I have learned so much and can’t wait to pass on the knowledge.

Young Persons WorkerAddactionLiverpool

The Escape the Trap training has given me more knowledge and insight into a subject that I didn’t know that much about. The workbooks and training manual are excellent resources that make delivering the programme easy! Thank you for an enjoyable three days training.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

I really enjoyed this training. Escape the Trap is an inclusive programme, simply delivered and very interactive. I am much more aware of how the issue impacts young people. Cathy very easy to approach and talk to.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

Escape the Trap is a great programme to help young people have better relationships and not fall into the trap of abusive relationships. The training answered so many questions!

Teen Outreach WorkerNIDASMansfield

This training has massively impacted my awareness of teen abusive relationships. The programme breaks down the issue in a way that is easy to understand enabling you to impart with young people. A fantastic experience.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I now have a very thorough understanding of each aspect of a controlling person – the characteristics and traits. The training was well presented, engaging with plenty of discussion and no embarrasing role play! The materials for Escape the Trap are really good. Cathy is a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

The training has given me a better understanding of teenage relationship abuse. It was informative with lots of discussion based learning and feedback. Escape the Trap is an excellent programme. Thank you!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

A well-paced, informative, collaborative and compassionate training. This training has re-charged and updated my knowledge of the issues facing young people in abusive relationships. Thank you!

School CounsellorCheshire

I now have increased knowledge of various types of abusive behaviour. Many examples offered and the link to consequences for the victim. Thank you.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

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

Astounding! I have a better understanding of subject and how best to engage young people using this programme. Thank you for developing a tailor-made programme for young people.

TeacherOswaldtwistle PRUOswaldtwistle

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 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.

 

Volunteer

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!

 

Mentor

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.

 

Counsellor/Facilitator

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 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.

 

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

I’d absolutely recommend this training. I genuinely believe it is essential when working with victims and families in identifying dynamics and understanding behaviour. The three days may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get in to the swing of things it is the most natural learning process you will ever have! Thank you

 

 

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

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.

 

VolunteerDerby

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 enjoyable training. The facilitators were approachable, fun and nice to work with.

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

A very good insight and informative course. The trainer’s supported the groups and entered role-play adding value to the learning. 

 

Family Support PractitionerSure StartChildren’s Centre, Dover

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

DV and the Impact on Children course was one of the best I have attended and I would like all my staff to attend it! There was lots of opportunity for discussion and reflection. Thank you.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The course on DV and the Impact on Children was 100% engaging. All learning was relevant and extremely well delivered.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I found identifying how prolific teenage relationship abuse is really helpful. It will enable me to consider the presence of abusive behaviours more when working with LAC who are even more at risk of this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy Press was superb as a course leader. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic abuse. The amount of relevant information given and advice offered was vast. I enjoyed the day thoroughly.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – It was very useful to learn of the national risk assessment tool/form for use with YP in situations of suspected domestic abuse and to learn about the issues specific to DA/DV within this age group.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I felt that the lady who ran the course, Cathy, did so in a way that helped you to understand the point of view of the victim, to understand why they would stay in an abusive relationship, the impact it would have on the victim, and what factors would make someone more likely to be a victim. She was extremely informative and helped to realise how hard it would be for a young person to come forward about the abuse, and how I could encourage them to feel comfortable enough to speak out. She is also explained the processes to put in place to keep the young person safe, and how to make the relevant referral to get them the help they need going forward.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

This training on DV and the Impact on Children has improved my understanding for managing the safety of the people I work with and overcoming barriers to safeguarding.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The training provided eye opening statistics and background information. I now have further knowledge around steps that can be taken to support the young people when parent involved in a family experiencing DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – The trainer helped me to build on my existing knowledge and to evoke conversations about different areas (for example honour based violence).

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole day on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children very informative and useful. I found the group work really useful and it was really good to work with people other than from your own environment as their were broader experiences

 

 

 

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The knowledge of the facilitator and the real examples she was able to use along with the practical tools for working with children and young people was very helpful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very useful information with regards to some of the work that I do as a social worker. The Teen Relationship Abuse training was excellent and the trainers knowledge was very good. A well presented course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole Teenage Relationship Abuse workshop was very useful and will enable me to work better with teenagers and support them to make better choices in relationships and how to support and sign post them to appropriate services.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse Workshop – I found the trainer to be extremely knowledgeable which helped me to stay focused and engage in the training session. I enjoyed doing the group work as I find myself more engaged in discussions with others. I particularly liked completing the safety plan. Additionally, there was a mixture of discussions, group work and watching video clips which made for an all round positive training experience.

 

Central BedsBedfordshire

The information on the Teenage Relationship Abuse course was very good and relevant to my work, I have been able to process the information and relate it to some of my own cases. This will make me look very differently about how to manage these cases in future.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The knowledge of the trainer about teenage relationship abuse was excellent!

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I was able to see a bigger picture of the impact of DA on teen relationships and although my knowledge was fairly good the training has increased this. I found all aspects of the training useful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

There was nothing that was not useful on the this workshop on DV and the impact on children! The day was amazing and I think that the fact that there was spontaneous applause at the end showed the group’s appreciation for a well delivered and interesting, thought provoking day.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children – The case studies on DV victims were very good and effective in terms of understanding how difficult it is for the victim to leave the perpetrator. This helped in identifying the psychological effects that can occur for the victim and the children. The safety plans for children was interesting too.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is a very knowledgeable trainer who listened well and gave useful and thought provoking material. I have increased knowledge and have been signposted for where to look for additional information resources.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

As a visual learner the video clips used during training were really good. It gave first hand information from a victim on how the perpetrator used a systematic approach to control her, and how she came through this and what she had to overcome to free herself from the domestic violent relationship and how long it actually took her to do this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The training videos used on the workshop on the impact of domestic abuse on children were really insightful and the discussions generated were one of the best parts of the day as the whole group were engaged and sharing their knowledge and experience. I have greater knowledge from doing this workshop and I will be able to manage my approach in dealing with domestic violence more effectively.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The traning on domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people provided some good information about force marriages and FGM. We worked in groups and discussed the impact of DV on children in terms of mental health which gave us a more insight of DV and how powerful it can be.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer was excellent. She certainly knew what she was talking about. She was a very experienced and confident teacher who was able to hold a discussion with the group and answer any relevant questions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer Cathy was very knowledgeable and had immense experience in supporting victims who have suffered domestic abuse. She provided some interesting case studies of DV victims, which made me reflect on my families and children who have suffered DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was very knowledgeable and has a vast experience of working with victims of DV/DA and the imapct on them, their children and young people. SHE IS A VERY GOOD TRAINER.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is knowledgeable and really knew her subject; she was passionate about it but appropriate and I think that everyone in the group spoke to contribute something to the discussions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very informative and knowledgeable trainer, Cathy always had time to listen to peoples views and answer questions raised throughout the workshop.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I felt the facilitator had immense knowledge and was very passionate about the issues of domestic abuse and the impact on children and families.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was extremely knowledgeable about domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people and came with a wealth of experience which supported the content of the course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children was very relevant to my profession role because I work with children and families everyday and come across parents and children living in homes with DA. I no know how much truly it impacts on their development.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The workshop on Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Children and Young People has helped me acquire a lot of knowledge about domestic violence and the significant impact on the victim.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I learnt so much on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children that will truly benefit me in my new role as a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Designated Safegurading OfficerCentral Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Brilliant knowledge and delivery of ETT from Cathy; I feel confident to deliver my own programme and know also that I can go back to Cathy for advice and guidance if needed. Thank you for the learning opportunity.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic training. Lovely to have such a passionate trainer. I am able to learn so much when attending Cathy’s courses.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

I would definitely recommend this programme. Outstanding!

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very powerful training that has inspired and motivated me to increase awareness of abuse in teenage relationships and support those currently in them.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Great course – can’t wait to deliver. Very flexible to deliver and no doubt will engage young people.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerOrwell/Haven HousingNorfolk

The training has given me the confidence to go out and deliver ETT to as many young people as I can in South Norfolk and to get other agencies on board to access the training.

Escape the TrapOutreach PractitionerSouth Norfolk Council

This program “needs” to be delivered to help and support our young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very informative course, which really relates to the age group intended. Should be a part of the national curriculum for all pupils.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This is the best training I have attended, working in an Early Help Team we need to be looking at educating our teens so we can break the cycle. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Excellent training, in a “Cinderella” subject. Great course for anybody working with young people.

Escape the TrapSchool Staff NurseSuffolk CC

Really inspirational 3 days- highly recommended to professionals. So much to now go out and use – thank you!

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Change Co-ordinatorNorfolk Children’s Services

Have really enjoyed all 3 days of this course , and am excited to start to run a group.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This training has given me the confidence to deliver such a worthwhile programme to young people. I have a fire in my belly. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerMilton Keynes

Fantastic training that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Left feeling very motivated to get a group up and running! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic, thought provoking, informative training; thank you so much for helping me to support my clients better.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Really enjoyed the training – full of innovative ideas to get an important message across! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Invaluable training. Certainly raised my awareness and empowered me with strategies to use in practice.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has given a greater insight into how young people experience relationships and how to discuss them in a safe, non-threatening manner. It will have a positive impact on my practice. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has increased my knowledge, language and ability to discuss domestic abuse with teenagers. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day course which consolidated and reinforced my previous knowledge. It was put together extremely well and I am able to facilitate work within my role with young people. Many thanks.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerGDASGloucester

Absolutely loved the course. The trainer’s knowledge, passion and expertise shone through. Highly recommend. Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerIDVA Service, Manchester City Council

Great training. Thank you. It was relaxed and informative. Great way of learning about the issues and the programme.

Escape the TrapFamily Intervention WorkerCheshire West & Chester Council

Excellent training. Very informative for my role as a family nurse practitioner. Cathy facilitates brilliantly – so knowledgeable. Promoted a relaxed learning environment so could participate easily and without reservation.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Useful course on dealing with a sensitive issue. Lots of imaginative ways of provoking thought and discussion in the issue.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Extremely good course and very valuable to our client group. Will be sharing the information with the Family Nurse Partnership national Unit.

Escape the TrapManagerFamily Nurse Partnership, Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Brilliant training and will benefit so many young people. Thank you Cathy

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

A course which allows progressive reflection and useful tools to enable young people.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournmouth CC

Absolutely brilliant!!

Escape the TrapResidential Child Care WorkerBournemouth

Fab training. Definitely worthwhile to help my young people.

Escape the TrapSupport Worker16+ Care Leavers Team, Bournemouth CC

I liked that we were encouraged continually to not think as adults. Also like the use of the 1st person in feedback. It gave more impact to what was being said.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerCSE Resource CentreBournemouth

Fantastic training. I can’t wait to deliver my first course. This should be core training for any professionals working with young people.

Escape the TrapYouth Support WorkerMotiv8Portsmouth

A very insightful programme/training about teenage relationships and abuse. Well presented. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournemouth CC

Empowering for all our young girls and young women. Any training that helps young people make informed decisions about their lives is investing in all our futures.

Escape the TrapCSE WorkerBournemouth CC

Invaluable training for both young people and adults. I’m shocked that education like this isn’t delivered regularly in schools. I’ve learned a lot about myself as well as how to guide a young person through the programme. An amazing and insightful course!! Thank you.

Escape the TrapIntegrated CMHTBournemouth

Enthusiastic and clear delivery. Nice to receive training from the creator of the programme.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Great course content & delivery. I feel competent to deliver the course to young people and feel I can get further support from the trainer if required.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Really enjoyable, interactive course, which I feel would benefit the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Do not underestimate the power of this course. It is like no other. The content and programme is incredible – everyone working with children/teenagers need to do this. Every child deserves to receive this education. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerLACBournemouth

Very lovely training, in regards to doing a useful programme with young people. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Powerful piece of work, that has made me think outside the box! Thought provoking.

Escape the TrapResidential Support WorkerBournemouth

Very informative & interesting. Should be used in all schools!

Escape the TrapYouth Justice WorkerBournemouth Learning Centre

A very insightful course, providing the tools to recognise and respond effectively to teenagers suffering abuse.

Escape the TrapFoster CarerBournemouth

I work with CSE. This programme will most definitely assist the CYP who are at risk. It is needed for every child in secondary school.

Escape the TrapSafeguarding Standars AdvisorDorset CC

The course was well delivered, informative and will be very useful to use 1:1 and groups

Escape the TrapArt PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

A highly informative and thought- provoking programme delivered in an accessible and engaging format.

Escape the TrapPsychoanalytic PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

“The training was amazing in terms of it enabling a solid vehicle to address young people’s thought, perceptions & vulnerabilities on relationships, abuse & how relationships work.”

Escape the TrapChildren's CounsellorKids InspireChelmsford

“Brilliant training, learned a lot about teen abuse I hadn’t considered before.  Enjoyable and valuable few days. Thank You.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

I found Cathy a great trainer with a fountain of knowledge about the subject.  It’s an amazing programme that addresses a very important issue. The training was delivered in a very friendly way and everyone was welcome to add their input. Cathy was friendly and approachable, which made me feel comfortable and keen to learn.  Fantastic, thank you.

Escape the TrapVolunteerDomestic Abuse CharitySuffolk

Really fantastic training that has really inspired me to support young people in abusive relationships.  The materials and format used is engaging and really therapeutic.  I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to facilitate a programme in the New Year.  Finally something to support young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

Escape the Trap was exactly the training I had been looking for – to use with the young women I work with.  I am really looking forward to setting up my first group and also using the workbook to do some one to one work with young people, especially at my teenage parent groups.  Thank you for such a useful tool!

Escape the TrapAdvanced Youth Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

The training reinforced the knowledge & experience around Domestic Abuse I already have. However, it gave in-depth information around teen relationship abuse. Cathy was amazing at delivering the course and fantastic to listen to.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days.
I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response.
I have previously worked on other targeted programmes for young people, but this is by far the best and the easiest programme to deliver.

Escape the Trap

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap

Very much enjoyed this training, looking forward to putting it into practice

Escape the TrapTeacherFelixstowe AcademySuffolk

Training was brilliant! Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

The Escape the Trap programme is really useful. The training has motivated me and given me confidence to keep raising awareness about sexual exploitation and deliver the Escape the Trap programme to the young women I work with.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

The training was really enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive.  I am going away feeling completely confident with the programme and tools given.  Cathy’s knowledge and experience has been extremely valuable to my learning.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

Excellent training and a really great programme for teenagers!  I’ve been waiting a long time for a suitable format to present to teens – this is it!  Can’t get a group organised quick enough to start facilitating the programme.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerRotherham

Very effective programme for helping young people understand Teenage Abuse and gain support if needed in this area.

Escape the TrapEngagement MentorEssex CC

This training gives food for thought.  It is the complete package in terms of delivery to a targeted group  and because of the way it is structured – it frees you to adapt and learn from it, to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this training.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapIntegrated Youth Support ServiceRotherham

This has been interesting training.  The trainer has been inspiring and passionate about the topic.  I think this programme will be useful in my practice.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerWinterhill Young People's CentreRotherham

Colour coded simple workbooks work really well to focus the young person.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Should be on the school curriculum.  All workers who are involved in the development of young people should undertake TRAP Training.

Escape the TrapSenior Youth WorkerRotherham

Lots to think about – the benefits of delivering this programme for young people is very evident.  Looking forward to delivery.

Escape the TrapManagerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Escape the Trap is the complete package in terms of group delivery for a targeted group.  It also, because of the way it is structured – frees you to adapt and learn from it to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this experience.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter.

Escape the TrapSenior Parenting PractitionerSuffolk

“Training was brilliant! Thank you.”

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

“Fantastic training. This programme could really benefit all young people.”

Escape the TrapCYP PractitionerSuffolk

“This was a fantastic course and very knowledgeable. Excellent. Really enjoyed it”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“This type of course needs to be more widely accessed by school staff. Very thought provoking”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

“The training has been really powerful and has had a lasting impact on how I will work with young people. It has given me a new perspective of an issue I thought I knew lots about”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“I recommend this training as the trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable on the subject she delivers. The course format and material is clear, well laid out and provides an excellent guide in helping facilitators – ensure they cover all the key issues, as well as being accessible and appealing to young people”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Saxmundham, Suffolk CC

“This training has given me confidence to be able to support young people around the issue of relationship abuse. I will use this knowledge and resources in my 1:1 work but I am mostly looking forward to running a group. I think all practitioners working with young people should have the opportunity to go on this training. Thank you.” 

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I would recommend to anyone who comes into contact with teenagers and feel there’s a need to educate around relationsips both abusive and healthy.”

Escape the TrapTherapeutic Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

Absolutely would reommend this training. It is always relaxed and I am able to learn loads. Trainer very approachable. I am very interested in future training. Can’t wait to deliver this training to our teenagers.”

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

“Thank you for an inspiring training course. I feel ready and excited about returning to my role and running my first group. I will recommend to other professionals I feel will benefit.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I enjoyed the training as it was informative and fun. It was good to meet new people and share ideas and views.

Escape the TrapSafe in Essex WorkerThe Children’s SocietyEssex

“Brilliant to try and get on the inside (head) of a teenager in this modern world”

Escape the TrapBKH TrainingSuffolk

I really enjoyed the course and feel confident in facilitating this course with young people in my area. I think the accompanying workbooks are very user friendly.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough Council

I feel the creative elements of the programme are a really powerful way of addressing the issues. Cathy’s knowledge and passion of the issue shines through.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerBournemouth Churches Housing Association

Enjoyable learning, good fun facilitation and group participation. Thank you.

Escape the TrapCounsellorSuffolk

Very informative programme which helps you to think in a different way. Cathy delivers the Escape the Trap training in a down to earth style, enabling you to be yourself and explore your learning, delivery and reflection.

Escape the TrapHousing Options Team LeaderWest Suffolk Housing

Very informative and relaxed training.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerSexual Abuse Support Service, Young Women’s Housing ProjectSheffield

Fantastic facilitation, Cathy is very knowledgeable and shared her experiences of running the programme with the group. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 day training which has prepared me to take all the skills i’ve learnt to share with the young people I work with. I’d definitely recommend the course.

Escape the TrapStreet Engagement OfficerEarly Help Family Support & YOS, Southend Borough Council

I would definitely recommend this informative and inspiring training to all other professionals working with teenagers and young people. Thoroughly broadened my knowledge.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerEarly Help Team, CYPS, Suffolk CC

Excellent training for development of professionals working with young people! Really helpful and enjoyable.

Escape the TrapYouth Worker/DA Project WorkerSheffield Futures

I enjoyed this training as it offered different ideas in how to deliver and help young people understand themselves as well as understand relationships. The creative and interactive activities will be useful and valuable to the work I do with families not just teens. All young people should have this knowledge!

Escape the TrapResidential Family Support WorkerFairways CareSouthampton

Cathy is a vibrant and eloquent trainer. The training course is excellent with very useful resources that are completely user friendly for the facilitator and teenager alike. Well worth doing! Thank you.

Escape the TrapSchool CounsellorSuffolk

Often when I am training the gap is resources or useable tools. This is a programme that will save lives and enable young people to feel heard and supported, not patronised.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Trainer (Young People’s DA)Sheffield Futures

The training was informative, stimulating and practical. The programme is appropriately structured whilst being flexible enough to respond to young people’s needs and learning styles.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerSheffield Futures

This training is a must for anyone working with children & young people. Teenage realtionship abuse is prevalent and this programme enables young people to explore their relationships and gain understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like in a safe way. It allows young people to recognise the dangers of abuse and the potentil impact and how to keep themselves safe and make change. The training was educating, interesting, thought provoking, real, powerful giving me tools I can use to affect change!

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

Thank you for your training. I really enjoyed it due to the balance and variety accomodating all learning styles and keeping everyone engaged. Excellent programme and is a clear learning tool to address the issues with young people.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerBeufort Care GroupBournemouthBeufort Care GroupBournemouth Learning Centre

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and I can now recognise differing types of behaviour and early warning signs in relationships.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

This training increased my understanding of the characteristics of abusive relationships. Cathy’s knowledge and experience was invaluable.

Escape the TrapYouth AdvisorBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

The training provided a good mix of discussions, interesting visuals and lecture. Cathy was enthusiastic and committed and this motivated the participants well.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and am looking forward to using it to help the young people I am working with. It increased my understanding and awareness of teenage relationship abuse. The trainer kept me engaged across the three days which is excellent.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I have found the Escape the Trap programme extremely beneficial and feel more equipped to work with young people who are experiencing abusive relationships. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive programme.

Escape the TrapAdvanced Social Work PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Increased my knowledge giving me a better understaning of teenage relationship abuse. Training provided a good balance between information provided, group discussion and individual work.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I liked the ideas of art and creative ways to express views, feelings and concerns. I hope to use them in my practice.

Escape the TrapBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really useful training – thorough and interesting both through input from trainer and group discussions. Went away with skills to run a group.

Escape the TrapEarly Family Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapSocial Worker, MASH Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapMASH Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This training has really changed the way I perceive the control and abuse within dynamics of romantic relationships. I got more out of the training than expected!

Bournemouth Borough Council

Escape the TrapCSE Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This is an invaluable training course that I will definitely use it with young people. Thank you for creating this course and sharing it with others!

Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really opened my eyes to how a teenager views relationships.

Escape the TrapPastoral LeaderWinton and Glenmoor AcademiesBournemoutBournemouth

A wonderfully comprehensive, easily accessible and engaging resource. Great trainer – knowledgeable and engaging!

Escape the TrapSupport Worker / Snr. PractitionerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

This training is accessible for the facilitator as the programme is for young people. It encourages a comprehensive overview, understanding and insight into teenage behaviours and relationships.

StudentSuffolk

This was excellent training with good materials and helpful insights and stories from the knowledgeable facilitators. Looking forward to running the course!

Who's in Charge? TrainingChief ExecutiveHomeStartCentral Beds

Thank you for the excellent and fun training. I enjoyed every part of it!

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

I feel confident and have gained greater knowledge in child to parent violence & abuse.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

Really nice, approachable trainers who were happy to answer questions and had a wealth of knowledge.

Who's in Charge? TrainingRestorative Justice WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Great programme for parents who may feel they have nowhere else to turn, delivered by engaging and knowledgeable trainers. Thank you for providing this training to us!

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Brilliant! This training has been a real eye opener. I have worked in this field for the last 11 years and this course has really changed the way I will be working with families in the future. I really believe this programme will help many families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingOutreach Co-ordinatorYour SanctuarySurrey

Very good training. It has increased my knowledge and understanding of CPV greatly. The information shared will not only inform my practice as a DA Outreach Worker but also my own parenting!

Who's in Charge? TrainingDA Outreach WorkerYour SanctuarySurrey

Thank you both very much. I have really enjoyed this nformative and fun way of learning and I am looking forward to facilitating our own programme.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse AdviserWight DASHIsle of Wight

I really enjoyed this training and look forward to delivering the programme. Really engaging and supportive trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Domestic violence & Abuse workerSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Cathy and Carole were engaging and facilitated this training very well together. I instantly felt comfortable and found the training interesting and enjoyable. My confidence has grown.

Outreach Worker Children & Young PeopleSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Really enjoyable and informative training. Thank you.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

This was an informative, interactive and relaxed course with two very competant and friendly trainers. I would recommend this course to anyone working with families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA)Wight DASHIsle of Wight

I have worked with families for approximately 20 years – aways keen to learn new “skill ways”. Who’s in Charge? has given me completely new insight into managing CPV situations and dynamics.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support Worker, Early Help & Prevention TeamPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Very experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingYouth Justice Officer/Social WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

A really good training, very realtive to my role with families. The three days were packed full of information.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Family Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Training was brilliant and beneficial to my practice.

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth

Who's in Charge? Training London 2016

Who's in Charge? Training Portsmouth 2016

A great course, a great programme and great facilitators. Carole and Cathy were very easy to get along with, approachable, informative and listened as well as generating interesting discussions and ideas which made the training exiting, not forgetting a good mix of humour and fun. I left feeling very inpatient to get the programme up and running and using my new found knowledge in my one to one work as a Family Support Worker.Many thanksMarie

WIC? Programme Training for Facilitators June 2014

This course will give parents confidence to believe in themselves, and to try out new strategies for dealing with behaviours from their children.

Programme Family Support Worker, Youth Offending, Team Slough

I love the way this training offers a new view of parenting, without blame. It follows this up with simple, attentive methods of parenting by assisting a shift of attitude, so that a small change may be as effective in changing a child’s behaviour.

Who's in Charge? 2016

I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED TRAINING AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN I ATTENDED THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME. WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

FREEDOM PROGRAMME NOVEMBER 2014 (SUDBURY)

Challenging, informative, fun! No stone left unturned. Thank you Cathy and all attendees who made it possible!

Freedom Programme Training Nov 2014

I attended the Freedom Programme facilitator training in London in May 2013. Cathy was the trainer, her approach to the topic, her enthusiasm and genuine empathy and warmness made this one of the best training events I have ever attended over a long and varied professional career. I intend to undertake further training events delivered by Cathy. She is absolutely brilliant.

Freedom Programme

Cathy took us through an intense 3 days of learning on a very sensitive subject. As the sessions were very interactive and facilitated in a very relaxed style I did not feel overwhelmed. I feel very confident to take this learning forward and facilitate the Freedom Programme.

The Freedom Programme Training

Three days of very enjoyable and interactive training. Cathy delivers the sessions in a fun and memorable way. Really excited about running the classes and turning women’s lives around. Thanks Cathy! Tracy from Pandora Project.

The Freedom Programme

I really enjoyed the Freedom Programme, it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. Cathy is very passionate and delivered the course fantastically. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer.

The Freedom Programme Training

Escape the Trap training, Suffolk 2016

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap - Fantastic Training

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days. I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response. I have previously worked alongside targeted programmes for young people, but Escape the Trap is by far the best and the easiest to deliver.

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

The training delivered by Cathy was fantastic. I have truly had by eyes opened to such a massive and under valued issue and our community centre is looking forward to starting our group and starting to very slowly change opinions and help the woman in our community.

Eye Opening Training

I was originally trained by Cathy as a Freedom Programme Facilitator in 2006; completed a variety of domestic violence related courses; and Escape the Trap in 2013. Cathy is an innovative, dynamic and approachable trainer who inspires confidence with her full knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and related issues.More recently I shadowed Cathy delivering the Freedom Programme Facilitators Training in Sudbury and London observing the beneficial changes to the delivery of the programme. Cathy is a true professional who is passionate in the training she delivers. Thinking of updating your Freedom Programme Facilitators Training or embarking on Escape the Trap to help our youth of today recognise what a healthy relationship should feel like? You will learn much more than a training manual can teach you so do not miss out!

Fantastic Training

Fantastic training! Completed the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop. Opened my eyes to understand the issues in more depth. Cathy is an inspirational trainer and I have learned a lot I didn’t know about domestic abuse

Fantastic Training!

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter. Cathy and I are also the UK trainers for the Who’s in Charge? child to parent violence programme and Cathy is a true professional. We have had immense fun facilitating the programmes that we run and we have met some amazing parents. Flag up your interest now, this is one not to be missed!

Fabulous Training and Colleague

This training increased my existing knowledge more significantly, the context of the differences between the Mindmixer and the Charmer! I was able to really develop a strong clarity between different types of behaviours and the impact of such abuse. Very good training!

Escape the TrapCity Teen AdvocateNottingham

Very well delivered!! Great training – would recommend. Lots of our opinions validated and we learnt new ways of looking at the situations our young people face. It was a nice change to have a trainer that could teach us something further about a subject we work with all the time.

Escape the TrapStronger Families Children's WorkerNottingham

Trainer was very good at making me re-think about different styles of delivering Escape the Trap. There is a great mix of exercises, group work and role play. Very good in-depth package. Looking forward to delivering it.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to putting all your hard work into use. Escape the Trap will make a big differenct to the young people in Nottingham.

Children & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

This training was brilliant!! Trainer very knowledgeable, clear, concise and fair. It really enabled me to see abuse through the eyes of a teenager. Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to delivering the programme.

Escape the TrapStronger Families & Young Voices Team LeaderNottingham

This excellent training has opened my eyes for sure. It helped me realise what a sheltered life I live and took me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the training. Well done.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

The Escape the Trap training has opened my mind to the different types of abuse young women experience and how it differs from adults. Every day ws filled with lots of information.

Escape the TrapYoung Voices Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training has so incresed my awareness of the way teens will perceive their relationships and the barriers to seeking support.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

The training has really helped me to learn how to deliver the Escape the Trap programme. Cathy was really good at delivering the training and keeping us all on track with the learning.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training gives you an in depth look at teen abusive relationships. It has greatly impacted my awareness and I feel more confident working with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

I have really enjoyed Escape the Trap training and I am looking forward to delivering it with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

This training was thorough in identifying relationships from both the perpetrator, victim and child.

Nottingham CC

I enjoyed the three day training. It has made me more aware of how living with a dominator can really be. I have worked with women who have been in these situations and the Freedom Programme has given me a broader insight from both sides – victim and perpetrator.

Barnardos

This course was very well facilitated and I am very aware of of the dynamics of abuse. The trainers were very knowledgeable and empathic enabling reflection. I feel so inspired to make a difference.

Croydon

This programme has changed my clients and friend’s lives. I really enjoyed the three days and ideas in how to deliver the programme.

 

Hounslow BC

I have gained so much more insight into the beliefs, views and actions of the abuser and the feelings, beliefs, views and actions of victims.

 

Slough

A heavy subject matter delivered in a heartfelt manner.

 

Croydon

Even though I am a professional with years of experience I have learned so much in three days and reflected on my practice. I felt supported and appreciated how the trainers encouraged a safe learning environment.

 

Ealing BC

Really informative and personable trainers who were approachable, funny and knowledgeable. They have helped me immensely with how abuse impacts victims and how to work with them without re-traumatising them.

 

Your SanctuaryWoking

Excellent programme and excellent tutoring. The trainers contributed a lot always able to bring the tools needed to process the programme content and delivery.

Stockport

A very interesting and thought provoking training. I am so much more aware.

 

Houghton CCBeds

Everyone should do this course – women, men, children. The fearlessness and honesty about the misogyny in society was brilliant and essential. The trainers literally could not have been better with their energy, humour, passion and positivity.

 

St Albans

Doing the 3 day Freedom Programme training has given me all I need in terms of knowledge, skills and resources to deliver a programme for victims in my local area. A very comprehensive, well delivered and underpinned training. The trainers were very knowledgeable, experienced and funny! Thanks both.

 

Dovers Green School CC Redhill, Surrey

The programme really opens your eyes. Even if you don’t go on to present the course the information/knowledge and training you gain will help you have a better understanding within your work.

 

ThePrison Service

Excellent course. Gained a lot of knowledge from attending the training. The trainers were approachable and willing to discuss any questions and encouraged everyone to take part.

Surrey

Amazing training with incredibly knowledgeable trainers who supported and shared their experiences to support us. It was an interactive training that allowed us to explore the programme. Just amazing!!

 

Action for ChildrenSouth Buckinghamshire

Very effective training. Excellent trainers who gave clear insight. I was a victim, I am a survivor and being able to offer other women this insight, maybe they can survive too!

Burhill CCSurrey

Brilliant training. Exhausting but well worth it!

 

NHSLewishham

The Freedom Programme training opened my eyes to what some women go through and will help me enormously in supporting women. The trainers were both very open providing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you.

Chandlers Field SchoolSurrey

I have much more awareness of the cycle and process of abuse, types of abuse and felt supported in the learning by the trainers.

 

Stockport Homes

I gained an awareness of the tactics and beliefs of an abuser and how to raise awareness of this amongst survivors of abuse. The trainers gave fantastic insight into the practicalities of running a group and really supported us through the parts of the training we found tricky or emotionally difficult.

 

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

Very good training. I really enjoyed the three days. Brilliant trainers who ensured understanding. The practice to facilitate was invaluable.

 

NHSLewisham

Fantastic training and programme full of discussion which has increased my awareness. I feel all professionals should attend – police, judges etc.

Newham

If you are considering whether or not to do this training – DO IT! You will not regret it. This training has given me a focus on the process of DV. The trainers were knowledgeable and shared their skills. Good to see a sense of humour!

NHSGillingham

This was a large training of 42. However, there were lots of people with diverse roles learning together. I have increased sensitivity to how a victim may be feeling and how hard it could be for a victim to identify themselves as a victim.

London Borough of Redbridge

The trainers have both been honest and have taken me out of my comfort zone which has enabled me to look at and analyse how to deliver the Freedom Programme effectively. The trainers have built my confidence to be able to run the programme with examples of structure. Fantastic training. I enjoyed every moment.

Ealing Borough Council

This training has hugely increased my awareness, both professionally and personally. The resources are really useful to use, and the training brings the book alive. Thank you, Clare & Cathy. Your training skills, knowledge and experience are invaluable. It has been a pleasure to attend your Freedom Programme training.

Houghton Regis

An excellent course! It has been an emotive and reflective journey. The knowledge I have gained will be essential to my role in the community. The trainers guided discussion within the groups, provided experiences and sharing knowledge and practice with the whole group.

NHSLewisham

I would recommend this training to everyone especially women and mostly to my daughter, so that she grows up knowing when she is older what a good relationship looks like. Thank you to the trainers who offered clarity, experience, confidence and understanding and the others attending the course. Amazing people.

Suffolk County CouncilIpswich

The Freedom Programme training has widened my knowledge and built my confidence.

Hounslow CouncilHounslow

Fabulous experience! The trainers offered their experience and anecdotes to illustrate the learning and I have a much better understanding on how to deliver the Freedom Programme to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

DAVSSKent

Great course! I am excited to be able to deliver this programme.

Your SanctuarySurrey

I have done quite a few intensive trainings before regarding domestic abuse. However this is a unique training programme which gives victims the knowledge to understand the persona of a dominator which is a great place to start when helping a victim.

Slough Borough CouncilSlough

The training has given me a much greater insight into different forms of abuse. The trainers shared their knowledge and effectively gave us good understanding on seeing, feeling and recognising exactly how a dominator works and the impact on victims and children.

Slough

The trainers offered humour, knowledge and lots of clear examples giving a clear understanding of different forms of abuse.

Chalkhill SchoolBrent

It was an emotionally challenging training at times, but so good to hear the experiences and insights of others in the groups work. There was lots of guidance and clear instruction from the trainers.

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

I am a ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitator, so have awareness, but have struggled to make Freedom Programme appropriate to effectively support teenagers. Escape the Trap progamme does that. I feel very confident to deliver this. Cathy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic area. There was a lot of supporting information in different formats. I would reccommend this training opportunity!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I was previousl unaware of the extent of relationship abuse for young people. I really enjoyed this training. It was well paced and discussions were comfortable. 3 days was just right.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

This training has given me a much better idea how to present controlling and abusive behaviours in a relatable way to young people. It is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed the group discussion and practice. Cathy is a really skilled trainer who is very clear and easy to understand.

Social WorkerBradford CollegeBradford

Escape the Trap is a brilliant course and I wish this had been available previously. I have found something so useful that will support young people. I have learned so much and can’t wait to pass on the knowledge.

Young Persons WorkerAddactionLiverpool

The Escape the Trap training has given me more knowledge and insight into a subject that I didn’t know that much about. The workbooks and training manual are excellent resources that make delivering the programme easy! Thank you for an enjoyable three days training.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

I really enjoyed this training. Escape the Trap is an inclusive programme, simply delivered and very interactive. I am much more aware of how the issue impacts young people. Cathy very easy to approach and talk to.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

Escape the Trap is a great programme to help young people have better relationships and not fall into the trap of abusive relationships. The training answered so many questions!

Teen Outreach WorkerNIDASMansfield

This training has massively impacted my awareness of teen abusive relationships. The programme breaks down the issue in a way that is easy to understand enabling you to impart with young people. A fantastic experience.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I now have a very thorough understanding of each aspect of a controlling person – the characteristics and traits. The training was well presented, engaging with plenty of discussion and no embarrasing role play! The materials for Escape the Trap are really good. Cathy is a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

The training has given me a better understanding of teenage relationship abuse. It was informative with lots of discussion based learning and feedback. Escape the Trap is an excellent programme. Thank you!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

A well-paced, informative, collaborative and compassionate training. This training has re-charged and updated my knowledge of the issues facing young people in abusive relationships. Thank you!

School CounsellorCheshire

I now have increased knowledge of various types of abusive behaviour. Many examples offered and the link to consequences for the victim. Thank you.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

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

Astounding! I have a better understanding of subject and how best to engage young people using this programme. Thank you for developing a tailor-made programme for young people.

TeacherOswaldtwistle PRUOswaldtwistle

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 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.

 

Volunteer

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!

 

Mentor

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.

 

Counsellor/Facilitator

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 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.

 

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

I’d absolutely recommend this training. I genuinely believe it is essential when working with victims and families in identifying dynamics and understanding behaviour. The three days may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get in to the swing of things it is the most natural learning process you will ever have! Thank you

 

 

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

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.

 

VolunteerDerby

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 enjoyable training. The facilitators were approachable, fun and nice to work with.

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

A very good insight and informative course. The trainer’s supported the groups and entered role-play adding value to the learning. 

 

Family Support PractitionerSure StartChildren’s Centre, Dover

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

DV and the Impact on Children course was one of the best I have attended and I would like all my staff to attend it! There was lots of opportunity for discussion and reflection. Thank you.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The course on DV and the Impact on Children was 100% engaging. All learning was relevant and extremely well delivered.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I found identifying how prolific teenage relationship abuse is really helpful. It will enable me to consider the presence of abusive behaviours more when working with LAC who are even more at risk of this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy Press was superb as a course leader. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic abuse. The amount of relevant information given and advice offered was vast. I enjoyed the day thoroughly.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – It was very useful to learn of the national risk assessment tool/form for use with YP in situations of suspected domestic abuse and to learn about the issues specific to DA/DV within this age group.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I felt that the lady who ran the course, Cathy, did so in a way that helped you to understand the point of view of the victim, to understand why they would stay in an abusive relationship, the impact it would have on the victim, and what factors would make someone more likely to be a victim. She was extremely informative and helped to realise how hard it would be for a young person to come forward about the abuse, and how I could encourage them to feel comfortable enough to speak out. She is also explained the processes to put in place to keep the young person safe, and how to make the relevant referral to get them the help they need going forward.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

This training on DV and the Impact on Children has improved my understanding for managing the safety of the people I work with and overcoming barriers to safeguarding.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The training provided eye opening statistics and background information. I now have further knowledge around steps that can be taken to support the young people when parent involved in a family experiencing DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – The trainer helped me to build on my existing knowledge and to evoke conversations about different areas (for example honour based violence).

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole day on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children very informative and useful. I found the group work really useful and it was really good to work with people other than from your own environment as their were broader experiences

 

 

 

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The knowledge of the facilitator and the real examples she was able to use along with the practical tools for working with children and young people was very helpful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very useful information with regards to some of the work that I do as a social worker. The Teen Relationship Abuse training was excellent and the trainers knowledge was very good. A well presented course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole Teenage Relationship Abuse workshop was very useful and will enable me to work better with teenagers and support them to make better choices in relationships and how to support and sign post them to appropriate services.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse Workshop – I found the trainer to be extremely knowledgeable which helped me to stay focused and engage in the training session. I enjoyed doing the group work as I find myself more engaged in discussions with others. I particularly liked completing the safety plan. Additionally, there was a mixture of discussions, group work and watching video clips which made for an all round positive training experience.

 

Central BedsBedfordshire

The information on the Teenage Relationship Abuse course was very good and relevant to my work, I have been able to process the information and relate it to some of my own cases. This will make me look very differently about how to manage these cases in future.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The knowledge of the trainer about teenage relationship abuse was excellent!

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I was able to see a bigger picture of the impact of DA on teen relationships and although my knowledge was fairly good the training has increased this. I found all aspects of the training useful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

There was nothing that was not useful on the this workshop on DV and the impact on children! The day was amazing and I think that the fact that there was spontaneous applause at the end showed the group’s appreciation for a well delivered and interesting, thought provoking day.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children – The case studies on DV victims were very good and effective in terms of understanding how difficult it is for the victim to leave the perpetrator. This helped in identifying the psychological effects that can occur for the victim and the children. The safety plans for children was interesting too.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is a very knowledgeable trainer who listened well and gave useful and thought provoking material. I have increased knowledge and have been signposted for where to look for additional information resources.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

As a visual learner the video clips used during training were really good. It gave first hand information from a victim on how the perpetrator used a systematic approach to control her, and how she came through this and what she had to overcome to free herself from the domestic violent relationship and how long it actually took her to do this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The training videos used on the workshop on the impact of domestic abuse on children were really insightful and the discussions generated were one of the best parts of the day as the whole group were engaged and sharing their knowledge and experience. I have greater knowledge from doing this workshop and I will be able to manage my approach in dealing with domestic violence more effectively.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The traning on domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people provided some good information about force marriages and FGM. We worked in groups and discussed the impact of DV on children in terms of mental health which gave us a more insight of DV and how powerful it can be.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer was excellent. She certainly knew what she was talking about. She was a very experienced and confident teacher who was able to hold a discussion with the group and answer any relevant questions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer Cathy was very knowledgeable and had immense experience in supporting victims who have suffered domestic abuse. She provided some interesting case studies of DV victims, which made me reflect on my families and children who have suffered DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was very knowledgeable and has a vast experience of working with victims of DV/DA and the imapct on them, their children and young people. SHE IS A VERY GOOD TRAINER.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is knowledgeable and really knew her subject; she was passionate about it but appropriate and I think that everyone in the group spoke to contribute something to the discussions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very informative and knowledgeable trainer, Cathy always had time to listen to peoples views and answer questions raised throughout the workshop.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I felt the facilitator had immense knowledge and was very passionate about the issues of domestic abuse and the impact on children and families.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was extremely knowledgeable about domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people and came with a wealth of experience which supported the content of the course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children was very relevant to my profession role because I work with children and families everyday and come across parents and children living in homes with DA. I no know how much truly it impacts on their development.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The workshop on Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Children and Young People has helped me acquire a lot of knowledge about domestic violence and the significant impact on the victim.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I learnt so much on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children that will truly benefit me in my new role as a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Designated Safegurading OfficerCentral Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Brilliant knowledge and delivery of ETT from Cathy; I feel confident to deliver my own programme and know also that I can go back to Cathy for advice and guidance if needed. Thank you for the learning opportunity.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic training. Lovely to have such a passionate trainer. I am able to learn so much when attending Cathy’s courses.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

I would definitely recommend this programme. Outstanding!

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very powerful training that has inspired and motivated me to increase awareness of abuse in teenage relationships and support those currently in them.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Great course – can’t wait to deliver. Very flexible to deliver and no doubt will engage young people.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerOrwell/Haven HousingNorfolk

The training has given me the confidence to go out and deliver ETT to as many young people as I can in South Norfolk and to get other agencies on board to access the training.

Escape the TrapOutreach PractitionerSouth Norfolk Council

This program “needs” to be delivered to help and support our young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very informative course, which really relates to the age group intended. Should be a part of the national curriculum for all pupils.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This is the best training I have attended, working in an Early Help Team we need to be looking at educating our teens so we can break the cycle. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Excellent training, in a “Cinderella” subject. Great course for anybody working with young people.

Escape the TrapSchool Staff NurseSuffolk CC

Really inspirational 3 days- highly recommended to professionals. So much to now go out and use – thank you!

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Change Co-ordinatorNorfolk Children’s Services

Have really enjoyed all 3 days of this course , and am excited to start to run a group.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This training has given me the confidence to deliver such a worthwhile programme to young people. I have a fire in my belly. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerMilton Keynes

Fantastic training that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Left feeling very motivated to get a group up and running! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic, thought provoking, informative training; thank you so much for helping me to support my clients better.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Really enjoyed the training – full of innovative ideas to get an important message across! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Invaluable training. Certainly raised my awareness and empowered me with strategies to use in practice.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has given a greater insight into how young people experience relationships and how to discuss them in a safe, non-threatening manner. It will have a positive impact on my practice. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has increased my knowledge, language and ability to discuss domestic abuse with teenagers. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day course which consolidated and reinforced my previous knowledge. It was put together extremely well and I am able to facilitate work within my role with young people. Many thanks.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerGDASGloucester

Absolutely loved the course. The trainer’s knowledge, passion and expertise shone through. Highly recommend. Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerIDVA Service, Manchester City Council

Great training. Thank you. It was relaxed and informative. Great way of learning about the issues and the programme.

Escape the TrapFamily Intervention WorkerCheshire West & Chester Council

Excellent training. Very informative for my role as a family nurse practitioner. Cathy facilitates brilliantly – so knowledgeable. Promoted a relaxed learning environment so could participate easily and without reservation.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Useful course on dealing with a sensitive issue. Lots of imaginative ways of provoking thought and discussion in the issue.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Extremely good course and very valuable to our client group. Will be sharing the information with the Family Nurse Partnership national Unit.

Escape the TrapManagerFamily Nurse Partnership, Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Brilliant training and will benefit so many young people. Thank you Cathy

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

A course which allows progressive reflection and useful tools to enable young people.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournmouth CC

Absolutely brilliant!!

Escape the TrapResidential Child Care WorkerBournemouth

Fab training. Definitely worthwhile to help my young people.

Escape the TrapSupport Worker16+ Care Leavers Team, Bournemouth CC

I liked that we were encouraged continually to not think as adults. Also like the use of the 1st person in feedback. It gave more impact to what was being said.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerCSE Resource CentreBournemouth

Fantastic training. I can’t wait to deliver my first course. This should be core training for any professionals working with young people.

Escape the TrapYouth Support WorkerMotiv8Portsmouth

A very insightful programme/training about teenage relationships and abuse. Well presented. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournemouth CC

Empowering for all our young girls and young women. Any training that helps young people make informed decisions about their lives is investing in all our futures.

Escape the TrapCSE WorkerBournemouth CC

Invaluable training for both young people and adults. I’m shocked that education like this isn’t delivered regularly in schools. I’ve learned a lot about myself as well as how to guide a young person through the programme. An amazing and insightful course!! Thank you.

Escape the TrapIntegrated CMHTBournemouth

Enthusiastic and clear delivery. Nice to receive training from the creator of the programme.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Great course content & delivery. I feel competent to deliver the course to young people and feel I can get further support from the trainer if required.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Really enjoyable, interactive course, which I feel would benefit the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Do not underestimate the power of this course. It is like no other. The content and programme is incredible – everyone working with children/teenagers need to do this. Every child deserves to receive this education. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerLACBournemouth

Very lovely training, in regards to doing a useful programme with young people. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Powerful piece of work, that has made me think outside the box! Thought provoking.

Escape the TrapResidential Support WorkerBournemouth

Very informative & interesting. Should be used in all schools!

Escape the TrapYouth Justice WorkerBournemouth Learning Centre

A very insightful course, providing the tools to recognise and respond effectively to teenagers suffering abuse.

Escape the TrapFoster CarerBournemouth

I work with CSE. This programme will most definitely assist the CYP who are at risk. It is needed for every child in secondary school.

Escape the TrapSafeguarding Standars AdvisorDorset CC

The course was well delivered, informative and will be very useful to use 1:1 and groups

Escape the TrapArt PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

A highly informative and thought- provoking programme delivered in an accessible and engaging format.

Escape the TrapPsychoanalytic PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

“The training was amazing in terms of it enabling a solid vehicle to address young people’s thought, perceptions & vulnerabilities on relationships, abuse & how relationships work.”

Escape the TrapChildren's CounsellorKids InspireChelmsford

“Brilliant training, learned a lot about teen abuse I hadn’t considered before.  Enjoyable and valuable few days. Thank You.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

I found Cathy a great trainer with a fountain of knowledge about the subject.  It’s an amazing programme that addresses a very important issue. The training was delivered in a very friendly way and everyone was welcome to add their input. Cathy was friendly and approachable, which made me feel comfortable and keen to learn.  Fantastic, thank you.

Escape the TrapVolunteerDomestic Abuse CharitySuffolk

Really fantastic training that has really inspired me to support young people in abusive relationships.  The materials and format used is engaging and really therapeutic.  I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to facilitate a programme in the New Year.  Finally something to support young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

Escape the Trap was exactly the training I had been looking for – to use with the young women I work with.  I am really looking forward to setting up my first group and also using the workbook to do some one to one work with young people, especially at my teenage parent groups.  Thank you for such a useful tool!

Escape the TrapAdvanced Youth Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

The training reinforced the knowledge & experience around Domestic Abuse I already have. However, it gave in-depth information around teen relationship abuse. Cathy was amazing at delivering the course and fantastic to listen to.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days.
I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response.
I have previously worked on other targeted programmes for young people, but this is by far the best and the easiest programme to deliver.

Escape the Trap

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap

Very much enjoyed this training, looking forward to putting it into practice

Escape the TrapTeacherFelixstowe AcademySuffolk

Training was brilliant! Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

The Escape the Trap programme is really useful. The training has motivated me and given me confidence to keep raising awareness about sexual exploitation and deliver the Escape the Trap programme to the young women I work with.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

The training was really enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive.  I am going away feeling completely confident with the programme and tools given.  Cathy’s knowledge and experience has been extremely valuable to my learning.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

Excellent training and a really great programme for teenagers!  I’ve been waiting a long time for a suitable format to present to teens – this is it!  Can’t get a group organised quick enough to start facilitating the programme.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerRotherham

Very effective programme for helping young people understand Teenage Abuse and gain support if needed in this area.

Escape the TrapEngagement MentorEssex CC

This training gives food for thought.  It is the complete package in terms of delivery to a targeted group  and because of the way it is structured – it frees you to adapt and learn from it, to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this training.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapIntegrated Youth Support ServiceRotherham

This has been interesting training.  The trainer has been inspiring and passionate about the topic.  I think this programme will be useful in my practice.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerWinterhill Young People's CentreRotherham

Colour coded simple workbooks work really well to focus the young person.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Should be on the school curriculum.  All workers who are involved in the development of young people should undertake TRAP Training.

Escape the TrapSenior Youth WorkerRotherham

Lots to think about – the benefits of delivering this programme for young people is very evident.  Looking forward to delivery.

Escape the TrapManagerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Escape the Trap is the complete package in terms of group delivery for a targeted group.  It also, because of the way it is structured – frees you to adapt and learn from it to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this experience.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter.

Escape the TrapSenior Parenting PractitionerSuffolk

“Training was brilliant! Thank you.”

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

“Fantastic training. This programme could really benefit all young people.”

Escape the TrapCYP PractitionerSuffolk

“This was a fantastic course and very knowledgeable. Excellent. Really enjoyed it”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“This type of course needs to be more widely accessed by school staff. Very thought provoking”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

“The training has been really powerful and has had a lasting impact on how I will work with young people. It has given me a new perspective of an issue I thought I knew lots about”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“I recommend this training as the trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable on the subject she delivers. The course format and material is clear, well laid out and provides an excellent guide in helping facilitators – ensure they cover all the key issues, as well as being accessible and appealing to young people”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Saxmundham, Suffolk CC

“This training has given me confidence to be able to support young people around the issue of relationship abuse. I will use this knowledge and resources in my 1:1 work but I am mostly looking forward to running a group. I think all practitioners working with young people should have the opportunity to go on this training. Thank you.” 

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I would recommend to anyone who comes into contact with teenagers and feel there’s a need to educate around relationsips both abusive and healthy.”

Escape the TrapTherapeutic Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

Absolutely would reommend this training. It is always relaxed and I am able to learn loads. Trainer very approachable. I am very interested in future training. Can’t wait to deliver this training to our teenagers.”

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

“Thank you for an inspiring training course. I feel ready and excited about returning to my role and running my first group. I will recommend to other professionals I feel will benefit.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I enjoyed the training as it was informative and fun. It was good to meet new people and share ideas and views.

Escape the TrapSafe in Essex WorkerThe Children’s SocietyEssex

“Brilliant to try and get on the inside (head) of a teenager in this modern world”

Escape the TrapBKH TrainingSuffolk

I really enjoyed the course and feel confident in facilitating this course with young people in my area. I think the accompanying workbooks are very user friendly.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough Council

I feel the creative elements of the programme are a really powerful way of addressing the issues. Cathy’s knowledge and passion of the issue shines through.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerBournemouth Churches Housing Association

Enjoyable learning, good fun facilitation and group participation. Thank you.

Escape the TrapCounsellorSuffolk

Very informative programme which helps you to think in a different way. Cathy delivers the Escape the Trap training in a down to earth style, enabling you to be yourself and explore your learning, delivery and reflection.

Escape the TrapHousing Options Team LeaderWest Suffolk Housing

Very informative and relaxed training.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerSexual Abuse Support Service, Young Women’s Housing ProjectSheffield

Fantastic facilitation, Cathy is very knowledgeable and shared her experiences of running the programme with the group. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 day training which has prepared me to take all the skills i’ve learnt to share with the young people I work with. I’d definitely recommend the course.

Escape the TrapStreet Engagement OfficerEarly Help Family Support & YOS, Southend Borough Council

I would definitely recommend this informative and inspiring training to all other professionals working with teenagers and young people. Thoroughly broadened my knowledge.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerEarly Help Team, CYPS, Suffolk CC

Excellent training for development of professionals working with young people! Really helpful and enjoyable.

Escape the TrapYouth Worker/DA Project WorkerSheffield Futures

I enjoyed this training as it offered different ideas in how to deliver and help young people understand themselves as well as understand relationships. The creative and interactive activities will be useful and valuable to the work I do with families not just teens. All young people should have this knowledge!

Escape the TrapResidential Family Support WorkerFairways CareSouthampton

Cathy is a vibrant and eloquent trainer. The training course is excellent with very useful resources that are completely user friendly for the facilitator and teenager alike. Well worth doing! Thank you.

Escape the TrapSchool CounsellorSuffolk

Often when I am training the gap is resources or useable tools. This is a programme that will save lives and enable young people to feel heard and supported, not patronised.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Trainer (Young People’s DA)Sheffield Futures

The training was informative, stimulating and practical. The programme is appropriately structured whilst being flexible enough to respond to young people’s needs and learning styles.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerSheffield Futures

This training is a must for anyone working with children & young people. Teenage realtionship abuse is prevalent and this programme enables young people to explore their relationships and gain understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like in a safe way. It allows young people to recognise the dangers of abuse and the potentil impact and how to keep themselves safe and make change. The training was educating, interesting, thought provoking, real, powerful giving me tools I can use to affect change!

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

Thank you for your training. I really enjoyed it due to the balance and variety accomodating all learning styles and keeping everyone engaged. Excellent programme and is a clear learning tool to address the issues with young people.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerBeufort Care GroupBournemouthBeufort Care GroupBournemouth Learning Centre

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and I can now recognise differing types of behaviour and early warning signs in relationships.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

This training increased my understanding of the characteristics of abusive relationships. Cathy’s knowledge and experience was invaluable.

Escape the TrapYouth AdvisorBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

The training provided a good mix of discussions, interesting visuals and lecture. Cathy was enthusiastic and committed and this motivated the participants well.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and am looking forward to using it to help the young people I am working with. It increased my understanding and awareness of teenage relationship abuse. The trainer kept me engaged across the three days which is excellent.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I have found the Escape the Trap programme extremely beneficial and feel more equipped to work with young people who are experiencing abusive relationships. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive programme.

Escape the TrapAdvanced Social Work PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Increased my knowledge giving me a better understaning of teenage relationship abuse. Training provided a good balance between information provided, group discussion and individual work.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I liked the ideas of art and creative ways to express views, feelings and concerns. I hope to use them in my practice.

Escape the TrapBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really useful training – thorough and interesting both through input from trainer and group discussions. Went away with skills to run a group.

Escape the TrapEarly Family Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapSocial Worker, MASH Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapMASH Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This training has really changed the way I perceive the control and abuse within dynamics of romantic relationships. I got more out of the training than expected!

Bournemouth Borough Council

Escape the TrapCSE Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This is an invaluable training course that I will definitely use it with young people. Thank you for creating this course and sharing it with others!

Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really opened my eyes to how a teenager views relationships.

Escape the TrapPastoral LeaderWinton and Glenmoor AcademiesBournemoutBournemouth

A wonderfully comprehensive, easily accessible and engaging resource. Great trainer – knowledgeable and engaging!

Escape the TrapSupport Worker / Snr. PractitionerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

This training is accessible for the facilitator as the programme is for young people. It encourages a comprehensive overview, understanding and insight into teenage behaviours and relationships.

StudentSuffolk

This was excellent training with good materials and helpful insights and stories from the knowledgeable facilitators. Looking forward to running the course!

Who's in Charge? TrainingChief ExecutiveHomeStartCentral Beds

Thank you for the excellent and fun training. I enjoyed every part of it!

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

I feel confident and have gained greater knowledge in child to parent violence & abuse.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

Really nice, approachable trainers who were happy to answer questions and had a wealth of knowledge.

Who's in Charge? TrainingRestorative Justice WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Great programme for parents who may feel they have nowhere else to turn, delivered by engaging and knowledgeable trainers. Thank you for providing this training to us!

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Brilliant! This training has been a real eye opener. I have worked in this field for the last 11 years and this course has really changed the way I will be working with families in the future. I really believe this programme will help many families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingOutreach Co-ordinatorYour SanctuarySurrey

Very good training. It has increased my knowledge and understanding of CPV greatly. The information shared will not only inform my practice as a DA Outreach Worker but also my own parenting!

Who's in Charge? TrainingDA Outreach WorkerYour SanctuarySurrey

Thank you both very much. I have really enjoyed this nformative and fun way of learning and I am looking forward to facilitating our own programme.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse AdviserWight DASHIsle of Wight

I really enjoyed this training and look forward to delivering the programme. Really engaging and supportive trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Domestic violence & Abuse workerSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Cathy and Carole were engaging and facilitated this training very well together. I instantly felt comfortable and found the training interesting and enjoyable. My confidence has grown.

Outreach Worker Children & Young PeopleSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Really enjoyable and informative training. Thank you.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

This was an informative, interactive and relaxed course with two very competant and friendly trainers. I would recommend this course to anyone working with families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA)Wight DASHIsle of Wight

I have worked with families for approximately 20 years – aways keen to learn new “skill ways”. Who’s in Charge? has given me completely new insight into managing CPV situations and dynamics.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support Worker, Early Help & Prevention TeamPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Very experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingYouth Justice Officer/Social WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

A really good training, very realtive to my role with families. The three days were packed full of information.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Family Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Training was brilliant and beneficial to my practice.

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth

Who's in Charge? Training London 2016

Who's in Charge? Training Portsmouth 2016

A great course, a great programme and great facilitators. Carole and Cathy were very easy to get along with, approachable, informative and listened as well as generating interesting discussions and ideas which made the training exiting, not forgetting a good mix of humour and fun. I left feeling very inpatient to get the programme up and running and using my new found knowledge in my one to one work as a Family Support Worker.Many thanksMarie

WIC? Programme Training for Facilitators June 2014

This course will give parents confidence to believe in themselves, and to try out new strategies for dealing with behaviours from their children.

Programme Family Support Worker, Youth Offending, Team Slough

I love the way this training offers a new view of parenting, without blame. It follows this up with simple, attentive methods of parenting by assisting a shift of attitude, so that a small change may be as effective in changing a child’s behaviour.

Who's in Charge? 2016

I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED TRAINING AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN I ATTENDED THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME. WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

FREEDOM PROGRAMME NOVEMBER 2014 (SUDBURY)

Challenging, informative, fun! No stone left unturned. Thank you Cathy and all attendees who made it possible!

Freedom Programme Training Nov 2014

I attended the Freedom Programme facilitator training in London in May 2013. Cathy was the trainer, her approach to the topic, her enthusiasm and genuine empathy and warmness made this one of the best training events I have ever attended over a long and varied professional career. I intend to undertake further training events delivered by Cathy. She is absolutely brilliant.

Freedom Programme

Cathy took us through an intense 3 days of learning on a very sensitive subject. As the sessions were very interactive and facilitated in a very relaxed style I did not feel overwhelmed. I feel very confident to take this learning forward and facilitate the Freedom Programme.

The Freedom Programme Training

Three days of very enjoyable and interactive training. Cathy delivers the sessions in a fun and memorable way. Really excited about running the classes and turning women’s lives around. Thanks Cathy! Tracy from Pandora Project.

The Freedom Programme

I really enjoyed the Freedom Programme, it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. Cathy is very passionate and delivered the course fantastically. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer.

The Freedom Programme Training

Escape the Trap training, Suffolk 2016

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap - Fantastic Training

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days. I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response. I have previously worked alongside targeted programmes for young people, but Escape the Trap is by far the best and the easiest to deliver.

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

The training delivered by Cathy was fantastic. I have truly had by eyes opened to such a massive and under valued issue and our community centre is looking forward to starting our group and starting to very slowly change opinions and help the woman in our community.

Eye Opening Training

I was originally trained by Cathy as a Freedom Programme Facilitator in 2006; completed a variety of domestic violence related courses; and Escape the Trap in 2013. Cathy is an innovative, dynamic and approachable trainer who inspires confidence with her full knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and related issues.More recently I shadowed Cathy delivering the Freedom Programme Facilitators Training in Sudbury and London observing the beneficial changes to the delivery of the programme. Cathy is a true professional who is passionate in the training she delivers. Thinking of updating your Freedom Programme Facilitators Training or embarking on Escape the Trap to help our youth of today recognise what a healthy relationship should feel like? You will learn much more than a training manual can teach you so do not miss out!

Fantastic Training

Fantastic training! Completed the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop. Opened my eyes to understand the issues in more depth. Cathy is an inspirational trainer and I have learned a lot I didn’t know about domestic abuse

Fantastic Training!

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter. Cathy and I are also the UK trainers for the Who’s in Charge? child to parent violence programme and Cathy is a true professional. We have had immense fun facilitating the programmes that we run and we have met some amazing parents. Flag up your interest now, this is one not to be missed!

Fabulous Training and Colleague

This training increased my existing knowledge more significantly, the context of the differences between the Mindmixer and the Charmer! I was able to really develop a strong clarity between different types of behaviours and the impact of such abuse. Very good training!

Escape the TrapCity Teen AdvocateNottingham

Very well delivered!! Great training – would recommend. Lots of our opinions validated and we learnt new ways of looking at the situations our young people face. It was a nice change to have a trainer that could teach us something further about a subject we work with all the time.

Escape the TrapStronger Families Children's WorkerNottingham

Trainer was very good at making me re-think about different styles of delivering Escape the Trap. There is a great mix of exercises, group work and role play. Very good in-depth package. Looking forward to delivering it.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to putting all your hard work into use. Escape the Trap will make a big differenct to the young people in Nottingham.

Children & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

This training was brilliant!! Trainer very knowledgeable, clear, concise and fair. It really enabled me to see abuse through the eyes of a teenager. Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to delivering the programme.

Escape the TrapStronger Families & Young Voices Team LeaderNottingham

This excellent training has opened my eyes for sure. It helped me realise what a sheltered life I live and took me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the training. Well done.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

The Escape the Trap training has opened my mind to the different types of abuse young women experience and how it differs from adults. Every day ws filled with lots of information.

Escape the TrapYoung Voices Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training has so incresed my awareness of the way teens will perceive their relationships and the barriers to seeking support.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

The training has really helped me to learn how to deliver the Escape the Trap programme. Cathy was really good at delivering the training and keeping us all on track with the learning.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training gives you an in depth look at teen abusive relationships. It has greatly impacted my awareness and I feel more confident working with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

I have really enjoyed Escape the Trap training and I am looking forward to delivering it with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

This training was thorough in identifying relationships from both the perpetrator, victim and child.

Nottingham CC

I enjoyed the three day training. It has made me more aware of how living with a dominator can really be. I have worked with women who have been in these situations and the Freedom Programme has given me a broader insight from both sides – victim and perpetrator.

Barnardos

This course was very well facilitated and I am very aware of of the dynamics of abuse. The trainers were very knowledgeable and empathic enabling reflection. I feel so inspired to make a difference.

Croydon

This programme has changed my clients and friend’s lives. I really enjoyed the three days and ideas in how to deliver the programme.

 

Hounslow BC

I have gained so much more insight into the beliefs, views and actions of the abuser and the feelings, beliefs, views and actions of victims.

 

Slough

A heavy subject matter delivered in a heartfelt manner.

 

Croydon

Even though I am a professional with years of experience I have learned so much in three days and reflected on my practice. I felt supported and appreciated how the trainers encouraged a safe learning environment.

 

Ealing BC

Really informative and personable trainers who were approachable, funny and knowledgeable. They have helped me immensely with how abuse impacts victims and how to work with them without re-traumatising them.

 

Your SanctuaryWoking

Excellent programme and excellent tutoring. The trainers contributed a lot always able to bring the tools needed to process the programme content and delivery.

Stockport

A very interesting and thought provoking training. I am so much more aware.

 

Houghton CCBeds

Everyone should do this course – women, men, children. The fearlessness and honesty about the misogyny in society was brilliant and essential. The trainers literally could not have been better with their energy, humour, passion and positivity.

 

St Albans

Doing the 3 day Freedom Programme training has given me all I need in terms of knowledge, skills and resources to deliver a programme for victims in my local area. A very comprehensive, well delivered and underpinned training. The trainers were very knowledgeable, experienced and funny! Thanks both.

 

Dovers Green School CC Redhill, Surrey

The programme really opens your eyes. Even if you don’t go on to present the course the information/knowledge and training you gain will help you have a better understanding within your work.

 

ThePrison Service

Excellent course. Gained a lot of knowledge from attending the training. The trainers were approachable and willing to discuss any questions and encouraged everyone to take part.

Surrey

Amazing training with incredibly knowledgeable trainers who supported and shared their experiences to support us. It was an interactive training that allowed us to explore the programme. Just amazing!!

 

Action for ChildrenSouth Buckinghamshire

Very effective training. Excellent trainers who gave clear insight. I was a victim, I am a survivor and being able to offer other women this insight, maybe they can survive too!

Burhill CCSurrey

Brilliant training. Exhausting but well worth it!

 

NHSLewishham

The Freedom Programme training opened my eyes to what some women go through and will help me enormously in supporting women. The trainers were both very open providing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you.

Chandlers Field SchoolSurrey

I have much more awareness of the cycle and process of abuse, types of abuse and felt supported in the learning by the trainers.

 

Stockport Homes

I gained an awareness of the tactics and beliefs of an abuser and how to raise awareness of this amongst survivors of abuse. The trainers gave fantastic insight into the practicalities of running a group and really supported us through the parts of the training we found tricky or emotionally difficult.

 

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

Very good training. I really enjoyed the three days. Brilliant trainers who ensured understanding. The practice to facilitate was invaluable.

 

NHSLewisham

Fantastic training and programme full of discussion which has increased my awareness. I feel all professionals should attend – police, judges etc.

Newham

If you are considering whether or not to do this training – DO IT! You will not regret it. This training has given me a focus on the process of DV. The trainers were knowledgeable and shared their skills. Good to see a sense of humour!

NHSGillingham

This was a large training of 42. However, there were lots of people with diverse roles learning together. I have increased sensitivity to how a victim may be feeling and how hard it could be for a victim to identify themselves as a victim.

London Borough of Redbridge

The trainers have both been honest and have taken me out of my comfort zone which has enabled me to look at and analyse how to deliver the Freedom Programme effectively. The trainers have built my confidence to be able to run the programme with examples of structure. Fantastic training. I enjoyed every moment.

Ealing Borough Council

This training has hugely increased my awareness, both professionally and personally. The resources are really useful to use, and the training brings the book alive. Thank you, Clare & Cathy. Your training skills, knowledge and experience are invaluable. It has been a pleasure to attend your Freedom Programme training.

Houghton Regis

An excellent course! It has been an emotive and reflective journey. The knowledge I have gained will be essential to my role in the community. The trainers guided discussion within the groups, provided experiences and sharing knowledge and practice with the whole group.

NHSLewisham

I would recommend this training to everyone especially women and mostly to my daughter, so that she grows up knowing when she is older what a good relationship looks like. Thank you to the trainers who offered clarity, experience, confidence and understanding and the others attending the course. Amazing people.

Suffolk County CouncilIpswich

The Freedom Programme training has widened my knowledge and built my confidence.

Hounslow CouncilHounslow

Fabulous experience! The trainers offered their experience and anecdotes to illustrate the learning and I have a much better understanding on how to deliver the Freedom Programme to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

DAVSSKent

Great course! I am excited to be able to deliver this programme.

Your SanctuarySurrey

I have done quite a few intensive trainings before regarding domestic abuse. However this is a unique training programme which gives victims the knowledge to understand the persona of a dominator which is a great place to start when helping a victim.

Slough Borough CouncilSlough

The training has given me a much greater insight into different forms of abuse. The trainers shared their knowledge and effectively gave us good understanding on seeing, feeling and recognising exactly how a dominator works and the impact on victims and children.

Slough

The trainers offered humour, knowledge and lots of clear examples giving a clear understanding of different forms of abuse.

Chalkhill SchoolBrent

It was an emotionally challenging training at times, but so good to hear the experiences and insights of others in the groups work. There was lots of guidance and clear instruction from the trainers.

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

I am a ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitator, so have awareness, but have struggled to make Freedom Programme appropriate to effectively support teenagers. Escape the Trap progamme does that. I feel very confident to deliver this. Cathy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic area. There was a lot of supporting information in different formats. I would reccommend this training opportunity!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I was previousl unaware of the extent of relationship abuse for young people. I really enjoyed this training. It was well paced and discussions were comfortable. 3 days was just right.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

This training has given me a much better idea how to present controlling and abusive behaviours in a relatable way to young people. It is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed the group discussion and practice. Cathy is a really skilled trainer who is very clear and easy to understand.

Social WorkerBradford CollegeBradford

Escape the Trap is a brilliant course and I wish this had been available previously. I have found something so useful that will support young people. I have learned so much and can’t wait to pass on the knowledge.

Young Persons WorkerAddactionLiverpool

The Escape the Trap training has given me more knowledge and insight into a subject that I didn’t know that much about. The workbooks and training manual are excellent resources that make delivering the programme easy! Thank you for an enjoyable three days training.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

I really enjoyed this training. Escape the Trap is an inclusive programme, simply delivered and very interactive. I am much more aware of how the issue impacts young people. Cathy very easy to approach and talk to.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

Escape the Trap is a great programme to help young people have better relationships and not fall into the trap of abusive relationships. The training answered so many questions!

Teen Outreach WorkerNIDASMansfield

This training has massively impacted my awareness of teen abusive relationships. The programme breaks down the issue in a way that is easy to understand enabling you to impart with young people. A fantastic experience.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I now have a very thorough understanding of each aspect of a controlling person – the characteristics and traits. The training was well presented, engaging with plenty of discussion and no embarrasing role play! The materials for Escape the Trap are really good. Cathy is a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

The training has given me a better understanding of teenage relationship abuse. It was informative with lots of discussion based learning and feedback. Escape the Trap is an excellent programme. Thank you!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

A well-paced, informative, collaborative and compassionate training. This training has re-charged and updated my knowledge of the issues facing young people in abusive relationships. Thank you!

School CounsellorCheshire

I now have increased knowledge of various types of abusive behaviour. Many examples offered and the link to consequences for the victim. Thank you.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

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

Astounding! I have a better understanding of subject and how best to engage young people using this programme. Thank you for developing a tailor-made programme for young people.

TeacherOswaldtwistle PRUOswaldtwistle

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 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.

 

Volunteer

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!

 

Mentor

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.

 

Counsellor/Facilitator

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 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.

 

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

I’d absolutely recommend this training. I genuinely believe it is essential when working with victims and families in identifying dynamics and understanding behaviour. The three days may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get in to the swing of things it is the most natural learning process you will ever have! Thank you

 

 

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

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.

 

VolunteerDerby

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 enjoyable training. The facilitators were approachable, fun and nice to work with.

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

A very good insight and informative course. The trainer’s supported the groups and entered role-play adding value to the learning. 

 

Family Support PractitionerSure StartChildren’s Centre, Dover

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

DV and the Impact on Children course was one of the best I have attended and I would like all my staff to attend it! There was lots of opportunity for discussion and reflection. Thank you.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The course on DV and the Impact on Children was 100% engaging. All learning was relevant and extremely well delivered.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I found identifying how prolific teenage relationship abuse is really helpful. It will enable me to consider the presence of abusive behaviours more when working with LAC who are even more at risk of this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy Press was superb as a course leader. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic abuse. The amount of relevant information given and advice offered was vast. I enjoyed the day thoroughly.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – It was very useful to learn of the national risk assessment tool/form for use with YP in situations of suspected domestic abuse and to learn about the issues specific to DA/DV within this age group.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I felt that the lady who ran the course, Cathy, did so in a way that helped you to understand the point of view of the victim, to understand why they would stay in an abusive relationship, the impact it would have on the victim, and what factors would make someone more likely to be a victim. She was extremely informative and helped to realise how hard it would be for a young person to come forward about the abuse, and how I could encourage them to feel comfortable enough to speak out. She is also explained the processes to put in place to keep the young person safe, and how to make the relevant referral to get them the help they need going forward.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

This training on DV and the Impact on Children has improved my understanding for managing the safety of the people I work with and overcoming barriers to safeguarding.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The training provided eye opening statistics and background information. I now have further knowledge around steps that can be taken to support the young people when parent involved in a family experiencing DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – The trainer helped me to build on my existing knowledge and to evoke conversations about different areas (for example honour based violence).

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole day on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children very informative and useful. I found the group work really useful and it was really good to work with people other than from your own environment as their were broader experiences

 

 

 

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The knowledge of the facilitator and the real examples she was able to use along with the practical tools for working with children and young people was very helpful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very useful information with regards to some of the work that I do as a social worker. The Teen Relationship Abuse training was excellent and the trainers knowledge was very good. A well presented course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole Teenage Relationship Abuse workshop was very useful and will enable me to work better with teenagers and support them to make better choices in relationships and how to support and sign post them to appropriate services.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse Workshop – I found the trainer to be extremely knowledgeable which helped me to stay focused and engage in the training session. I enjoyed doing the group work as I find myself more engaged in discussions with others. I particularly liked completing the safety plan. Additionally, there was a mixture of discussions, group work and watching video clips which made for an all round positive training experience.

 

Central BedsBedfordshire

The information on the Teenage Relationship Abuse course was very good and relevant to my work, I have been able to process the information and relate it to some of my own cases. This will make me look very differently about how to manage these cases in future.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The knowledge of the trainer about teenage relationship abuse was excellent!

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I was able to see a bigger picture of the impact of DA on teen relationships and although my knowledge was fairly good the training has increased this. I found all aspects of the training useful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

There was nothing that was not useful on the this workshop on DV and the impact on children! The day was amazing and I think that the fact that there was spontaneous applause at the end showed the group’s appreciation for a well delivered and interesting, thought provoking day.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children – The case studies on DV victims were very good and effective in terms of understanding how difficult it is for the victim to leave the perpetrator. This helped in identifying the psychological effects that can occur for the victim and the children. The safety plans for children was interesting too.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is a very knowledgeable trainer who listened well and gave useful and thought provoking material. I have increased knowledge and have been signposted for where to look for additional information resources.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

As a visual learner the video clips used during training were really good. It gave first hand information from a victim on how the perpetrator used a systematic approach to control her, and how she came through this and what she had to overcome to free herself from the domestic violent relationship and how long it actually took her to do this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The training videos used on the workshop on the impact of domestic abuse on children were really insightful and the discussions generated were one of the best parts of the day as the whole group were engaged and sharing their knowledge and experience. I have greater knowledge from doing this workshop and I will be able to manage my approach in dealing with domestic violence more effectively.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The traning on domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people provided some good information about force marriages and FGM. We worked in groups and discussed the impact of DV on children in terms of mental health which gave us a more insight of DV and how powerful it can be.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer was excellent. She certainly knew what she was talking about. She was a very experienced and confident teacher who was able to hold a discussion with the group and answer any relevant questions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer Cathy was very knowledgeable and had immense experience in supporting victims who have suffered domestic abuse. She provided some interesting case studies of DV victims, which made me reflect on my families and children who have suffered DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was very knowledgeable and has a vast experience of working with victims of DV/DA and the imapct on them, their children and young people. SHE IS A VERY GOOD TRAINER.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is knowledgeable and really knew her subject; she was passionate about it but appropriate and I think that everyone in the group spoke to contribute something to the discussions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very informative and knowledgeable trainer, Cathy always had time to listen to peoples views and answer questions raised throughout the workshop.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I felt the facilitator had immense knowledge and was very passionate about the issues of domestic abuse and the impact on children and families.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was extremely knowledgeable about domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people and came with a wealth of experience which supported the content of the course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children was very relevant to my profession role because I work with children and families everyday and come across parents and children living in homes with DA. I no know how much truly it impacts on their development.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The workshop on Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Children and Young People has helped me acquire a lot of knowledge about domestic violence and the significant impact on the victim.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I learnt so much on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children that will truly benefit me in my new role as a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Designated Safegurading OfficerCentral Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Brilliant knowledge and delivery of ETT from Cathy; I feel confident to deliver my own programme and know also that I can go back to Cathy for advice and guidance if needed. Thank you for the learning opportunity.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic training. Lovely to have such a passionate trainer. I am able to learn so much when attending Cathy’s courses.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

I would definitely recommend this programme. Outstanding!

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very powerful training that has inspired and motivated me to increase awareness of abuse in teenage relationships and support those currently in them.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Great course – can’t wait to deliver. Very flexible to deliver and no doubt will engage young people.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerOrwell/Haven HousingNorfolk

The training has given me the confidence to go out and deliver ETT to as many young people as I can in South Norfolk and to get other agencies on board to access the training.

Escape the TrapOutreach PractitionerSouth Norfolk Council

This program “needs” to be delivered to help and support our young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very informative course, which really relates to the age group intended. Should be a part of the national curriculum for all pupils.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This is the best training I have attended, working in an Early Help Team we need to be looking at educating our teens so we can break the cycle. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Excellent training, in a “Cinderella” subject. Great course for anybody working with young people.

Escape the TrapSchool Staff NurseSuffolk CC

Really inspirational 3 days- highly recommended to professionals. So much to now go out and use – thank you!

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Change Co-ordinatorNorfolk Children’s Services

Have really enjoyed all 3 days of this course , and am excited to start to run a group.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This training has given me the confidence to deliver such a worthwhile programme to young people. I have a fire in my belly. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerMilton Keynes

Fantastic training that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Left feeling very motivated to get a group up and running! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic, thought provoking, informative training; thank you so much for helping me to support my clients better.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Really enjoyed the training – full of innovative ideas to get an important message across! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Invaluable training. Certainly raised my awareness and empowered me with strategies to use in practice.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has given a greater insight into how young people experience relationships and how to discuss them in a safe, non-threatening manner. It will have a positive impact on my practice. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has increased my knowledge, language and ability to discuss domestic abuse with teenagers. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day course which consolidated and reinforced my previous knowledge. It was put together extremely well and I am able to facilitate work within my role with young people. Many thanks.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerGDASGloucester

Absolutely loved the course. The trainer’s knowledge, passion and expertise shone through. Highly recommend. Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerIDVA Service, Manchester City Council

Great training. Thank you. It was relaxed and informative. Great way of learning about the issues and the programme.

Escape the TrapFamily Intervention WorkerCheshire West & Chester Council

Excellent training. Very informative for my role as a family nurse practitioner. Cathy facilitates brilliantly – so knowledgeable. Promoted a relaxed learning environment so could participate easily and without reservation.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Useful course on dealing with a sensitive issue. Lots of imaginative ways of provoking thought and discussion in the issue.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Extremely good course and very valuable to our client group. Will be sharing the information with the Family Nurse Partnership national Unit.

Escape the TrapManagerFamily Nurse Partnership, Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Brilliant training and will benefit so many young people. Thank you Cathy

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

A course which allows progressive reflection and useful tools to enable young people.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournmouth CC

Absolutely brilliant!!

Escape the TrapResidential Child Care WorkerBournemouth

Fab training. Definitely worthwhile to help my young people.

Escape the TrapSupport Worker16+ Care Leavers Team, Bournemouth CC

I liked that we were encouraged continually to not think as adults. Also like the use of the 1st person in feedback. It gave more impact to what was being said.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerCSE Resource CentreBournemouth

Fantastic training. I can’t wait to deliver my first course. This should be core training for any professionals working with young people.

Escape the TrapYouth Support WorkerMotiv8Portsmouth

A very insightful programme/training about teenage relationships and abuse. Well presented. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournemouth CC

Empowering for all our young girls and young women. Any training that helps young people make informed decisions about their lives is investing in all our futures.

Escape the TrapCSE WorkerBournemouth CC

Invaluable training for both young people and adults. I’m shocked that education like this isn’t delivered regularly in schools. I’ve learned a lot about myself as well as how to guide a young person through the programme. An amazing and insightful course!! Thank you.

Escape the TrapIntegrated CMHTBournemouth

Enthusiastic and clear delivery. Nice to receive training from the creator of the programme.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Great course content & delivery. I feel competent to deliver the course to young people and feel I can get further support from the trainer if required.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Really enjoyable, interactive course, which I feel would benefit the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Do not underestimate the power of this course. It is like no other. The content and programme is incredible – everyone working with children/teenagers need to do this. Every child deserves to receive this education. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerLACBournemouth

Very lovely training, in regards to doing a useful programme with young people. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Powerful piece of work, that has made me think outside the box! Thought provoking.

Escape the TrapResidential Support WorkerBournemouth

Very informative & interesting. Should be used in all schools!

Escape the TrapYouth Justice WorkerBournemouth Learning Centre

A very insightful course, providing the tools to recognise and respond effectively to teenagers suffering abuse.

Escape the TrapFoster CarerBournemouth

I work with CSE. This programme will most definitely assist the CYP who are at risk. It is needed for every child in secondary school.

Escape the TrapSafeguarding Standars AdvisorDorset CC

The course was well delivered, informative and will be very useful to use 1:1 and groups

Escape the TrapArt PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

A highly informative and thought- provoking programme delivered in an accessible and engaging format.

Escape the TrapPsychoanalytic PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

“The training was amazing in terms of it enabling a solid vehicle to address young people’s thought, perceptions & vulnerabilities on relationships, abuse & how relationships work.”

Escape the TrapChildren's CounsellorKids InspireChelmsford

“Brilliant training, learned a lot about teen abuse I hadn’t considered before.  Enjoyable and valuable few days. Thank You.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

I found Cathy a great trainer with a fountain of knowledge about the subject.  It’s an amazing programme that addresses a very important issue. The training was delivered in a very friendly way and everyone was welcome to add their input. Cathy was friendly and approachable, which made me feel comfortable and keen to learn.  Fantastic, thank you.

Escape the TrapVolunteerDomestic Abuse CharitySuffolk

Really fantastic training that has really inspired me to support young people in abusive relationships.  The materials and format used is engaging and really therapeutic.  I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to facilitate a programme in the New Year.  Finally something to support young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

Escape the Trap was exactly the training I had been looking for – to use with the young women I work with.  I am really looking forward to setting up my first group and also using the workbook to do some one to one work with young people, especially at my teenage parent groups.  Thank you for such a useful tool!

Escape the TrapAdvanced Youth Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

The training reinforced the knowledge & experience around Domestic Abuse I already have. However, it gave in-depth information around teen relationship abuse. Cathy was amazing at delivering the course and fantastic to listen to.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days.
I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response.
I have previously worked on other targeted programmes for young people, but this is by far the best and the easiest programme to deliver.

Escape the Trap

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap

Very much enjoyed this training, looking forward to putting it into practice

Escape the TrapTeacherFelixstowe AcademySuffolk

Training was brilliant! Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

The Escape the Trap programme is really useful. The training has motivated me and given me confidence to keep raising awareness about sexual exploitation and deliver the Escape the Trap programme to the young women I work with.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

The training was really enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive.  I am going away feeling completely confident with the programme and tools given.  Cathy’s knowledge and experience has been extremely valuable to my learning.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

Excellent training and a really great programme for teenagers!  I’ve been waiting a long time for a suitable format to present to teens – this is it!  Can’t get a group organised quick enough to start facilitating the programme.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerRotherham

Very effective programme for helping young people understand Teenage Abuse and gain support if needed in this area.

Escape the TrapEngagement MentorEssex CC

This training gives food for thought.  It is the complete package in terms of delivery to a targeted group  and because of the way it is structured – it frees you to adapt and learn from it, to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this training.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapIntegrated Youth Support ServiceRotherham

This has been interesting training.  The trainer has been inspiring and passionate about the topic.  I think this programme will be useful in my practice.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerWinterhill Young People's CentreRotherham

Colour coded simple workbooks work really well to focus the young person.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Should be on the school curriculum.  All workers who are involved in the development of young people should undertake TRAP Training.

Escape the TrapSenior Youth WorkerRotherham

Lots to think about – the benefits of delivering this programme for young people is very evident.  Looking forward to delivery.

Escape the TrapManagerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Escape the Trap is the complete package in terms of group delivery for a targeted group.  It also, because of the way it is structured – frees you to adapt and learn from it to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this experience.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter.

Escape the TrapSenior Parenting PractitionerSuffolk

“Training was brilliant! Thank you.”

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

“Fantastic training. This programme could really benefit all young people.”

Escape the TrapCYP PractitionerSuffolk

“This was a fantastic course and very knowledgeable. Excellent. Really enjoyed it”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“This type of course needs to be more widely accessed by school staff. Very thought provoking”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

“The training has been really powerful and has had a lasting impact on how I will work with young people. It has given me a new perspective of an issue I thought I knew lots about”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“I recommend this training as the trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable on the subject she delivers. The course format and material is clear, well laid out and provides an excellent guide in helping facilitators – ensure they cover all the key issues, as well as being accessible and appealing to young people”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Saxmundham, Suffolk CC

“This training has given me confidence to be able to support young people around the issue of relationship abuse. I will use this knowledge and resources in my 1:1 work but I am mostly looking forward to running a group. I think all practitioners working with young people should have the opportunity to go on this training. Thank you.” 

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I would recommend to anyone who comes into contact with teenagers and feel there’s a need to educate around relationsips both abusive and healthy.”

Escape the TrapTherapeutic Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

Absolutely would reommend this training. It is always relaxed and I am able to learn loads. Trainer very approachable. I am very interested in future training. Can’t wait to deliver this training to our teenagers.”

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

“Thank you for an inspiring training course. I feel ready and excited about returning to my role and running my first group. I will recommend to other professionals I feel will benefit.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I enjoyed the training as it was informative and fun. It was good to meet new people and share ideas and views.

Escape the TrapSafe in Essex WorkerThe Children’s SocietyEssex

“Brilliant to try and get on the inside (head) of a teenager in this modern world”

Escape the TrapBKH TrainingSuffolk

I really enjoyed the course and feel confident in facilitating this course with young people in my area. I think the accompanying workbooks are very user friendly.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough Council

I feel the creative elements of the programme are a really powerful way of addressing the issues. Cathy’s knowledge and passion of the issue shines through.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerBournemouth Churches Housing Association

Enjoyable learning, good fun facilitation and group participation. Thank you.

Escape the TrapCounsellorSuffolk

Very informative programme which helps you to think in a different way. Cathy delivers the Escape the Trap training in a down to earth style, enabling you to be yourself and explore your learning, delivery and reflection.

Escape the TrapHousing Options Team LeaderWest Suffolk Housing

Very informative and relaxed training.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerSexual Abuse Support Service, Young Women’s Housing ProjectSheffield

Fantastic facilitation, Cathy is very knowledgeable and shared her experiences of running the programme with the group. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 day training which has prepared me to take all the skills i’ve learnt to share with the young people I work with. I’d definitely recommend the course.

Escape the TrapStreet Engagement OfficerEarly Help Family Support & YOS, Southend Borough Council

I would definitely recommend this informative and inspiring training to all other professionals working with teenagers and young people. Thoroughly broadened my knowledge.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerEarly Help Team, CYPS, Suffolk CC

Excellent training for development of professionals working with young people! Really helpful and enjoyable.

Escape the TrapYouth Worker/DA Project WorkerSheffield Futures

I enjoyed this training as it offered different ideas in how to deliver and help young people understand themselves as well as understand relationships. The creative and interactive activities will be useful and valuable to the work I do with families not just teens. All young people should have this knowledge!

Escape the TrapResidential Family Support WorkerFairways CareSouthampton

Cathy is a vibrant and eloquent trainer. The training course is excellent with very useful resources that are completely user friendly for the facilitator and teenager alike. Well worth doing! Thank you.

Escape the TrapSchool CounsellorSuffolk

Often when I am training the gap is resources or useable tools. This is a programme that will save lives and enable young people to feel heard and supported, not patronised.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Trainer (Young People’s DA)Sheffield Futures

The training was informative, stimulating and practical. The programme is appropriately structured whilst being flexible enough to respond to young people’s needs and learning styles.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerSheffield Futures

This training is a must for anyone working with children & young people. Teenage realtionship abuse is prevalent and this programme enables young people to explore their relationships and gain understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like in a safe way. It allows young people to recognise the dangers of abuse and the potentil impact and how to keep themselves safe and make change. The training was educating, interesting, thought provoking, real, powerful giving me tools I can use to affect change!

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

Thank you for your training. I really enjoyed it due to the balance and variety accomodating all learning styles and keeping everyone engaged. Excellent programme and is a clear learning tool to address the issues with young people.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerBeufort Care GroupBournemouthBeufort Care GroupBournemouth Learning Centre

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and I can now recognise differing types of behaviour and early warning signs in relationships.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

This training increased my understanding of the characteristics of abusive relationships. Cathy’s knowledge and experience was invaluable.

Escape the TrapYouth AdvisorBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

The training provided a good mix of discussions, interesting visuals and lecture. Cathy was enthusiastic and committed and this motivated the participants well.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and am looking forward to using it to help the young people I am working with. It increased my understanding and awareness of teenage relationship abuse. The trainer kept me engaged across the three days which is excellent.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I have found the Escape the Trap programme extremely beneficial and feel more equipped to work with young people who are experiencing abusive relationships. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive programme.

Escape the TrapAdvanced Social Work PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Increased my knowledge giving me a better understaning of teenage relationship abuse. Training provided a good balance between information provided, group discussion and individual work.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I liked the ideas of art and creative ways to express views, feelings and concerns. I hope to use them in my practice.

Escape the TrapBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really useful training – thorough and interesting both through input from trainer and group discussions. Went away with skills to run a group.

Escape the TrapEarly Family Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapSocial Worker, MASH Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapMASH Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This training has really changed the way I perceive the control and abuse within dynamics of romantic relationships. I got more out of the training than expected!

Bournemouth Borough Council

Escape the TrapCSE Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This is an invaluable training course that I will definitely use it with young people. Thank you for creating this course and sharing it with others!

Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really opened my eyes to how a teenager views relationships.

Escape the TrapPastoral LeaderWinton and Glenmoor AcademiesBournemoutBournemouth

A wonderfully comprehensive, easily accessible and engaging resource. Great trainer – knowledgeable and engaging!

Escape the TrapSupport Worker / Snr. PractitionerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

This training is accessible for the facilitator as the programme is for young people. It encourages a comprehensive overview, understanding and insight into teenage behaviours and relationships.

StudentSuffolk

This was excellent training with good materials and helpful insights and stories from the knowledgeable facilitators. Looking forward to running the course!

Who's in Charge? TrainingChief ExecutiveHomeStartCentral Beds

Thank you for the excellent and fun training. I enjoyed every part of it!

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

I feel confident and have gained greater knowledge in child to parent violence & abuse.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

Really nice, approachable trainers who were happy to answer questions and had a wealth of knowledge.

Who's in Charge? TrainingRestorative Justice WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Great programme for parents who may feel they have nowhere else to turn, delivered by engaging and knowledgeable trainers. Thank you for providing this training to us!

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Brilliant! This training has been a real eye opener. I have worked in this field for the last 11 years and this course has really changed the way I will be working with families in the future. I really believe this programme will help many families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingOutreach Co-ordinatorYour SanctuarySurrey

Very good training. It has increased my knowledge and understanding of CPV greatly. The information shared will not only inform my practice as a DA Outreach Worker but also my own parenting!

Who's in Charge? TrainingDA Outreach WorkerYour SanctuarySurrey

Thank you both very much. I have really enjoyed this nformative and fun way of learning and I am looking forward to facilitating our own programme.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse AdviserWight DASHIsle of Wight

I really enjoyed this training and look forward to delivering the programme. Really engaging and supportive trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Domestic violence & Abuse workerSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Cathy and Carole were engaging and facilitated this training very well together. I instantly felt comfortable and found the training interesting and enjoyable. My confidence has grown.

Outreach Worker Children & Young PeopleSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Really enjoyable and informative training. Thank you.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

This was an informative, interactive and relaxed course with two very competant and friendly trainers. I would recommend this course to anyone working with families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA)Wight DASHIsle of Wight

I have worked with families for approximately 20 years – aways keen to learn new “skill ways”. Who’s in Charge? has given me completely new insight into managing CPV situations and dynamics.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support Worker, Early Help & Prevention TeamPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Very experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingYouth Justice Officer/Social WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

A really good training, very realtive to my role with families. The three days were packed full of information.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Family Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Training was brilliant and beneficial to my practice.

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth

Who's in Charge? Training London 2016

Who's in Charge? Training Portsmouth 2016

A great course, a great programme and great facilitators. Carole and Cathy were very easy to get along with, approachable, informative and listened as well as generating interesting discussions and ideas which made the training exiting, not forgetting a good mix of humour and fun. I left feeling very inpatient to get the programme up and running and using my new found knowledge in my one to one work as a Family Support Worker.Many thanksMarie

WIC? Programme Training for Facilitators June 2014

This course will give parents confidence to believe in themselves, and to try out new strategies for dealing with behaviours from their children.

Programme Family Support Worker, Youth Offending, Team Slough

I love the way this training offers a new view of parenting, without blame. It follows this up with simple, attentive methods of parenting by assisting a shift of attitude, so that a small change may be as effective in changing a child’s behaviour.

Who's in Charge? 2016

I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED TRAINING AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN I ATTENDED THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME. WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

FREEDOM PROGRAMME NOVEMBER 2014 (SUDBURY)

Challenging, informative, fun! No stone left unturned. Thank you Cathy and all attendees who made it possible!

Freedom Programme Training Nov 2014

I attended the Freedom Programme facilitator training in London in May 2013. Cathy was the trainer, her approach to the topic, her enthusiasm and genuine empathy and warmness made this one of the best training events I have ever attended over a long and varied professional career. I intend to undertake further training events delivered by Cathy. She is absolutely brilliant.

Freedom Programme

Cathy took us through an intense 3 days of learning on a very sensitive subject. As the sessions were very interactive and facilitated in a very relaxed style I did not feel overwhelmed. I feel very confident to take this learning forward and facilitate the Freedom Programme.

The Freedom Programme Training

Three days of very enjoyable and interactive training. Cathy delivers the sessions in a fun and memorable way. Really excited about running the classes and turning women’s lives around. Thanks Cathy! Tracy from Pandora Project.

The Freedom Programme

I really enjoyed the Freedom Programme, it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. Cathy is very passionate and delivered the course fantastically. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer.

The Freedom Programme Training

Escape the Trap training, Suffolk 2016

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap - Fantastic Training

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days. I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response. I have previously worked alongside targeted programmes for young people, but Escape the Trap is by far the best and the easiest to deliver.

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

The training delivered by Cathy was fantastic. I have truly had by eyes opened to such a massive and under valued issue and our community centre is looking forward to starting our group and starting to very slowly change opinions and help the woman in our community.

Eye Opening Training

I was originally trained by Cathy as a Freedom Programme Facilitator in 2006; completed a variety of domestic violence related courses; and Escape the Trap in 2013. Cathy is an innovative, dynamic and approachable trainer who inspires confidence with her full knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and related issues.More recently I shadowed Cathy delivering the Freedom Programme Facilitators Training in Sudbury and London observing the beneficial changes to the delivery of the programme. Cathy is a true professional who is passionate in the training she delivers. Thinking of updating your Freedom Programme Facilitators Training or embarking on Escape the Trap to help our youth of today recognise what a healthy relationship should feel like? You will learn much more than a training manual can teach you so do not miss out!

Fantastic Training

Fantastic training! Completed the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop. Opened my eyes to understand the issues in more depth. Cathy is an inspirational trainer and I have learned a lot I didn’t know about domestic abuse

Fantastic Training!

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter. Cathy and I are also the UK trainers for the Who’s in Charge? child to parent violence programme and Cathy is a true professional. We have had immense fun facilitating the programmes that we run and we have met some amazing parents. Flag up your interest now, this is one not to be missed!

Fabulous Training and Colleague

This training increased my existing knowledge more significantly, the context of the differences between the Mindmixer and the Charmer! I was able to really develop a strong clarity between different types of behaviours and the impact of such abuse. Very good training!

Escape the TrapCity Teen AdvocateNottingham

Very well delivered!! Great training – would recommend. Lots of our opinions validated and we learnt new ways of looking at the situations our young people face. It was a nice change to have a trainer that could teach us something further about a subject we work with all the time.

Escape the TrapStronger Families Children's WorkerNottingham

Trainer was very good at making me re-think about different styles of delivering Escape the Trap. There is a great mix of exercises, group work and role play. Very good in-depth package. Looking forward to delivering it.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to putting all your hard work into use. Escape the Trap will make a big differenct to the young people in Nottingham.

Children & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

This training was brilliant!! Trainer very knowledgeable, clear, concise and fair. It really enabled me to see abuse through the eyes of a teenager. Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to delivering the programme.

Escape the TrapStronger Families & Young Voices Team LeaderNottingham

This excellent training has opened my eyes for sure. It helped me realise what a sheltered life I live and took me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the training. Well done.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

The Escape the Trap training has opened my mind to the different types of abuse young women experience and how it differs from adults. Every day ws filled with lots of information.

Escape the TrapYoung Voices Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training has so incresed my awareness of the way teens will perceive their relationships and the barriers to seeking support.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

The training has really helped me to learn how to deliver the Escape the Trap programme. Cathy was really good at delivering the training and keeping us all on track with the learning.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training gives you an in depth look at teen abusive relationships. It has greatly impacted my awareness and I feel more confident working with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

I have really enjoyed Escape the Trap training and I am looking forward to delivering it with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

This training was thorough in identifying relationships from both the perpetrator, victim and child.

Nottingham CC

I enjoyed the three day training. It has made me more aware of how living with a dominator can really be. I have worked with women who have been in these situations and the Freedom Programme has given me a broader insight from both sides – victim and perpetrator.

Barnardos

This course was very well facilitated and I am very aware of of the dynamics of abuse. The trainers were very knowledgeable and empathic enabling reflection. I feel so inspired to make a difference.

Croydon

This programme has changed my clients and friend’s lives. I really enjoyed the three days and ideas in how to deliver the programme.

 

Hounslow BC

I have gained so much more insight into the beliefs, views and actions of the abuser and the feelings, beliefs, views and actions of victims.

 

Slough

A heavy subject matter delivered in a heartfelt manner.

 

Croydon

Even though I am a professional with years of experience I have learned so much in three days and reflected on my practice. I felt supported and appreciated how the trainers encouraged a safe learning environment.

 

Ealing BC

Really informative and personable trainers who were approachable, funny and knowledgeable. They have helped me immensely with how abuse impacts victims and how to work with them without re-traumatising them.

 

Your SanctuaryWoking

Excellent programme and excellent tutoring. The trainers contributed a lot always able to bring the tools needed to process the programme content and delivery.

Stockport

A very interesting and thought provoking training. I am so much more aware.

 

Houghton CCBeds

Everyone should do this course – women, men, children. The fearlessness and honesty about the misogyny in society was brilliant and essential. The trainers literally could not have been better with their energy, humour, passion and positivity.

 

St Albans

Doing the 3 day Freedom Programme training has given me all I need in terms of knowledge, skills and resources to deliver a programme for victims in my local area. A very comprehensive, well delivered and underpinned training. The trainers were very knowledgeable, experienced and funny! Thanks both.

 

Dovers Green School CC Redhill, Surrey

The programme really opens your eyes. Even if you don’t go on to present the course the information/knowledge and training you gain will help you have a better understanding within your work.

 

ThePrison Service

Excellent course. Gained a lot of knowledge from attending the training. The trainers were approachable and willing to discuss any questions and encouraged everyone to take part.

Surrey

Amazing training with incredibly knowledgeable trainers who supported and shared their experiences to support us. It was an interactive training that allowed us to explore the programme. Just amazing!!

 

Action for ChildrenSouth Buckinghamshire

Very effective training. Excellent trainers who gave clear insight. I was a victim, I am a survivor and being able to offer other women this insight, maybe they can survive too!

Burhill CCSurrey

Brilliant training. Exhausting but well worth it!

 

NHSLewishham

The Freedom Programme training opened my eyes to what some women go through and will help me enormously in supporting women. The trainers were both very open providing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you.

Chandlers Field SchoolSurrey

I have much more awareness of the cycle and process of abuse, types of abuse and felt supported in the learning by the trainers.

 

Stockport Homes

I gained an awareness of the tactics and beliefs of an abuser and how to raise awareness of this amongst survivors of abuse. The trainers gave fantastic insight into the practicalities of running a group and really supported us through the parts of the training we found tricky or emotionally difficult.

 

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

Very good training. I really enjoyed the three days. Brilliant trainers who ensured understanding. The practice to facilitate was invaluable.

 

NHSLewisham

Fantastic training and programme full of discussion which has increased my awareness. I feel all professionals should attend – police, judges etc.

Newham

If you are considering whether or not to do this training – DO IT! You will not regret it. This training has given me a focus on the process of DV. The trainers were knowledgeable and shared their skills. Good to see a sense of humour!

NHSGillingham

This was a large training of 42. However, there were lots of people with diverse roles learning together. I have increased sensitivity to how a victim may be feeling and how hard it could be for a victim to identify themselves as a victim.

London Borough of Redbridge

The trainers have both been honest and have taken me out of my comfort zone which has enabled me to look at and analyse how to deliver the Freedom Programme effectively. The trainers have built my confidence to be able to run the programme with examples of structure. Fantastic training. I enjoyed every moment.

Ealing Borough Council

This training has hugely increased my awareness, both professionally and personally. The resources are really useful to use, and the training brings the book alive. Thank you, Clare & Cathy. Your training skills, knowledge and experience are invaluable. It has been a pleasure to attend your Freedom Programme training.

Houghton Regis

An excellent course! It has been an emotive and reflective journey. The knowledge I have gained will be essential to my role in the community. The trainers guided discussion within the groups, provided experiences and sharing knowledge and practice with the whole group.

NHSLewisham

I would recommend this training to everyone especially women and mostly to my daughter, so that she grows up knowing when she is older what a good relationship looks like. Thank you to the trainers who offered clarity, experience, confidence and understanding and the others attending the course. Amazing people.

Suffolk County CouncilIpswich

The Freedom Programme training has widened my knowledge and built my confidence.

Hounslow CouncilHounslow

Fabulous experience! The trainers offered their experience and anecdotes to illustrate the learning and I have a much better understanding on how to deliver the Freedom Programme to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

DAVSSKent

Great course! I am excited to be able to deliver this programme.

Your SanctuarySurrey

I have done quite a few intensive trainings before regarding domestic abuse. However this is a unique training programme which gives victims the knowledge to understand the persona of a dominator which is a great place to start when helping a victim.

Slough Borough CouncilSlough

The training has given me a much greater insight into different forms of abuse. The trainers shared their knowledge and effectively gave us good understanding on seeing, feeling and recognising exactly how a dominator works and the impact on victims and children.

Slough

The trainers offered humour, knowledge and lots of clear examples giving a clear understanding of different forms of abuse.

Chalkhill SchoolBrent

It was an emotionally challenging training at times, but so good to hear the experiences and insights of others in the groups work. There was lots of guidance and clear instruction from the trainers.

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

I am a ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitator, so have awareness, but have struggled to make Freedom Programme appropriate to effectively support teenagers. Escape the Trap progamme does that. I feel very confident to deliver this. Cathy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic area. There was a lot of supporting information in different formats. I would reccommend this training opportunity!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I was previousl unaware of the extent of relationship abuse for young people. I really enjoyed this training. It was well paced and discussions were comfortable. 3 days was just right.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

This training has given me a much better idea how to present controlling and abusive behaviours in a relatable way to young people. It is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed the group discussion and practice. Cathy is a really skilled trainer who is very clear and easy to understand.

Social WorkerBradford CollegeBradford

Escape the Trap is a brilliant course and I wish this had been available previously. I have found something so useful that will support young people. I have learned so much and can’t wait to pass on the knowledge.

Young Persons WorkerAddactionLiverpool

The Escape the Trap training has given me more knowledge and insight into a subject that I didn’t know that much about. The workbooks and training manual are excellent resources that make delivering the programme easy! Thank you for an enjoyable three days training.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

I really enjoyed this training. Escape the Trap is an inclusive programme, simply delivered and very interactive. I am much more aware of how the issue impacts young people. Cathy very easy to approach and talk to.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

Escape the Trap is a great programme to help young people have better relationships and not fall into the trap of abusive relationships. The training answered so many questions!

Teen Outreach WorkerNIDASMansfield

This training has massively impacted my awareness of teen abusive relationships. The programme breaks down the issue in a way that is easy to understand enabling you to impart with young people. A fantastic experience.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I now have a very thorough understanding of each aspect of a controlling person – the characteristics and traits. The training was well presented, engaging with plenty of discussion and no embarrasing role play! The materials for Escape the Trap are really good. Cathy is a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

The training has given me a better understanding of teenage relationship abuse. It was informative with lots of discussion based learning and feedback. Escape the Trap is an excellent programme. Thank you!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

A well-paced, informative, collaborative and compassionate training. This training has re-charged and updated my knowledge of the issues facing young people in abusive relationships. Thank you!

School CounsellorCheshire

I now have increased knowledge of various types of abusive behaviour. Many examples offered and the link to consequences for the victim. Thank you.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

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

Astounding! I have a better understanding of subject and how best to engage young people using this programme. Thank you for developing a tailor-made programme for young people.

TeacherOswaldtwistle PRUOswaldtwistle

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 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.

 

Volunteer

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!

 

Mentor

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.

 

Counsellor/Facilitator

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 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.

 

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

I’d absolutely recommend this training. I genuinely believe it is essential when working with victims and families in identifying dynamics and understanding behaviour. The three days may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get in to the swing of things it is the most natural learning process you will ever have! Thank you

 

 

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

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.

 

VolunteerDerby

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 enjoyable training. The facilitators were approachable, fun and nice to work with.

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

A very good insight and informative course. The trainer’s supported the groups and entered role-play adding value to the learning. 

 

Family Support PractitionerSure StartChildren’s Centre, Dover

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

DV and the Impact on Children course was one of the best I have attended and I would like all my staff to attend it! There was lots of opportunity for discussion and reflection. Thank you.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The course on DV and the Impact on Children was 100% engaging. All learning was relevant and extremely well delivered.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I found identifying how prolific teenage relationship abuse is really helpful. It will enable me to consider the presence of abusive behaviours more when working with LAC who are even more at risk of this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy Press was superb as a course leader. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic abuse. The amount of relevant information given and advice offered was vast. I enjoyed the day thoroughly.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – It was very useful to learn of the national risk assessment tool/form for use with YP in situations of suspected domestic abuse and to learn about the issues specific to DA/DV within this age group.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I felt that the lady who ran the course, Cathy, did so in a way that helped you to understand the point of view of the victim, to understand why they would stay in an abusive relationship, the impact it would have on the victim, and what factors would make someone more likely to be a victim. She was extremely informative and helped to realise how hard it would be for a young person to come forward about the abuse, and how I could encourage them to feel comfortable enough to speak out. She is also explained the processes to put in place to keep the young person safe, and how to make the relevant referral to get them the help they need going forward.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

This training on DV and the Impact on Children has improved my understanding for managing the safety of the people I work with and overcoming barriers to safeguarding.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The training provided eye opening statistics and background information. I now have further knowledge around steps that can be taken to support the young people when parent involved in a family experiencing DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – The trainer helped me to build on my existing knowledge and to evoke conversations about different areas (for example honour based violence).

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole day on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children very informative and useful. I found the group work really useful and it was really good to work with people other than from your own environment as their were broader experiences

 

 

 

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The knowledge of the facilitator and the real examples she was able to use along with the practical tools for working with children and young people was very helpful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very useful information with regards to some of the work that I do as a social worker. The Teen Relationship Abuse training was excellent and the trainers knowledge was very good. A well presented course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole Teenage Relationship Abuse workshop was very useful and will enable me to work better with teenagers and support them to make better choices in relationships and how to support and sign post them to appropriate services.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse Workshop – I found the trainer to be extremely knowledgeable which helped me to stay focused and engage in the training session. I enjoyed doing the group work as I find myself more engaged in discussions with others. I particularly liked completing the safety plan. Additionally, there was a mixture of discussions, group work and watching video clips which made for an all round positive training experience.

 

Central BedsBedfordshire

The information on the Teenage Relationship Abuse course was very good and relevant to my work, I have been able to process the information and relate it to some of my own cases. This will make me look very differently about how to manage these cases in future.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The knowledge of the trainer about teenage relationship abuse was excellent!

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I was able to see a bigger picture of the impact of DA on teen relationships and although my knowledge was fairly good the training has increased this. I found all aspects of the training useful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

There was nothing that was not useful on the this workshop on DV and the impact on children! The day was amazing and I think that the fact that there was spontaneous applause at the end showed the group’s appreciation for a well delivered and interesting, thought provoking day.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children – The case studies on DV victims were very good and effective in terms of understanding how difficult it is for the victim to leave the perpetrator. This helped in identifying the psychological effects that can occur for the victim and the children. The safety plans for children was interesting too.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is a very knowledgeable trainer who listened well and gave useful and thought provoking material. I have increased knowledge and have been signposted for where to look for additional information resources.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

As a visual learner the video clips used during training were really good. It gave first hand information from a victim on how the perpetrator used a systematic approach to control her, and how she came through this and what she had to overcome to free herself from the domestic violent relationship and how long it actually took her to do this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The training videos used on the workshop on the impact of domestic abuse on children were really insightful and the discussions generated were one of the best parts of the day as the whole group were engaged and sharing their knowledge and experience. I have greater knowledge from doing this workshop and I will be able to manage my approach in dealing with domestic violence more effectively.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The traning on domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people provided some good information about force marriages and FGM. We worked in groups and discussed the impact of DV on children in terms of mental health which gave us a more insight of DV and how powerful it can be.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer was excellent. She certainly knew what she was talking about. She was a very experienced and confident teacher who was able to hold a discussion with the group and answer any relevant questions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer Cathy was very knowledgeable and had immense experience in supporting victims who have suffered domestic abuse. She provided some interesting case studies of DV victims, which made me reflect on my families and children who have suffered DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was very knowledgeable and has a vast experience of working with victims of DV/DA and the imapct on them, their children and young people. SHE IS A VERY GOOD TRAINER.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is knowledgeable and really knew her subject; she was passionate about it but appropriate and I think that everyone in the group spoke to contribute something to the discussions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very informative and knowledgeable trainer, Cathy always had time to listen to peoples views and answer questions raised throughout the workshop.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I felt the facilitator had immense knowledge and was very passionate about the issues of domestic abuse and the impact on children and families.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was extremely knowledgeable about domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people and came with a wealth of experience which supported the content of the course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children was very relevant to my profession role because I work with children and families everyday and come across parents and children living in homes with DA. I no know how much truly it impacts on their development.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The workshop on Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Children and Young People has helped me acquire a lot of knowledge about domestic violence and the significant impact on the victim.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I learnt so much on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children that will truly benefit me in my new role as a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Designated Safegurading OfficerCentral Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Brilliant knowledge and delivery of ETT from Cathy; I feel confident to deliver my own programme and know also that I can go back to Cathy for advice and guidance if needed. Thank you for the learning opportunity.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic training. Lovely to have such a passionate trainer. I am able to learn so much when attending Cathy’s courses.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

I would definitely recommend this programme. Outstanding!

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very powerful training that has inspired and motivated me to increase awareness of abuse in teenage relationships and support those currently in them.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Great course – can’t wait to deliver. Very flexible to deliver and no doubt will engage young people.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerOrwell/Haven HousingNorfolk

The training has given me the confidence to go out and deliver ETT to as many young people as I can in South Norfolk and to get other agencies on board to access the training.

Escape the TrapOutreach PractitionerSouth Norfolk Council

This program “needs” to be delivered to help and support our young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very informative course, which really relates to the age group intended. Should be a part of the national curriculum for all pupils.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This is the best training I have attended, working in an Early Help Team we need to be looking at educating our teens so we can break the cycle. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Excellent training, in a “Cinderella” subject. Great course for anybody working with young people.

Escape the TrapSchool Staff NurseSuffolk CC

Really inspirational 3 days- highly recommended to professionals. So much to now go out and use – thank you!

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Change Co-ordinatorNorfolk Children’s Services

Have really enjoyed all 3 days of this course , and am excited to start to run a group.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This training has given me the confidence to deliver such a worthwhile programme to young people. I have a fire in my belly. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerMilton Keynes

Fantastic training that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Left feeling very motivated to get a group up and running! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic, thought provoking, informative training; thank you so much for helping me to support my clients better.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Really enjoyed the training – full of innovative ideas to get an important message across! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Invaluable training. Certainly raised my awareness and empowered me with strategies to use in practice.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has given a greater insight into how young people experience relationships and how to discuss them in a safe, non-threatening manner. It will have a positive impact on my practice. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has increased my knowledge, language and ability to discuss domestic abuse with teenagers. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day course which consolidated and reinforced my previous knowledge. It was put together extremely well and I am able to facilitate work within my role with young people. Many thanks.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerGDASGloucester

Absolutely loved the course. The trainer’s knowledge, passion and expertise shone through. Highly recommend. Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerIDVA Service, Manchester City Council

Great training. Thank you. It was relaxed and informative. Great way of learning about the issues and the programme.

Escape the TrapFamily Intervention WorkerCheshire West & Chester Council

Excellent training. Very informative for my role as a family nurse practitioner. Cathy facilitates brilliantly – so knowledgeable. Promoted a relaxed learning environment so could participate easily and without reservation.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Useful course on dealing with a sensitive issue. Lots of imaginative ways of provoking thought and discussion in the issue.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Extremely good course and very valuable to our client group. Will be sharing the information with the Family Nurse Partnership national Unit.

Escape the TrapManagerFamily Nurse Partnership, Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Brilliant training and will benefit so many young people. Thank you Cathy

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

A course which allows progressive reflection and useful tools to enable young people.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournmouth CC

Absolutely brilliant!!

Escape the TrapResidential Child Care WorkerBournemouth

Fab training. Definitely worthwhile to help my young people.

Escape the TrapSupport Worker16+ Care Leavers Team, Bournemouth CC

I liked that we were encouraged continually to not think as adults. Also like the use of the 1st person in feedback. It gave more impact to what was being said.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerCSE Resource CentreBournemouth

Fantastic training. I can’t wait to deliver my first course. This should be core training for any professionals working with young people.

Escape the TrapYouth Support WorkerMotiv8Portsmouth

A very insightful programme/training about teenage relationships and abuse. Well presented. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournemouth CC

Empowering for all our young girls and young women. Any training that helps young people make informed decisions about their lives is investing in all our futures.

Escape the TrapCSE WorkerBournemouth CC

Invaluable training for both young people and adults. I’m shocked that education like this isn’t delivered regularly in schools. I’ve learned a lot about myself as well as how to guide a young person through the programme. An amazing and insightful course!! Thank you.

Escape the TrapIntegrated CMHTBournemouth

Enthusiastic and clear delivery. Nice to receive training from the creator of the programme.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Great course content & delivery. I feel competent to deliver the course to young people and feel I can get further support from the trainer if required.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Really enjoyable, interactive course, which I feel would benefit the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Do not underestimate the power of this course. It is like no other. The content and programme is incredible – everyone working with children/teenagers need to do this. Every child deserves to receive this education. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerLACBournemouth

Very lovely training, in regards to doing a useful programme with young people. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Powerful piece of work, that has made me think outside the box! Thought provoking.

Escape the TrapResidential Support WorkerBournemouth

Very informative & interesting. Should be used in all schools!

Escape the TrapYouth Justice WorkerBournemouth Learning Centre

A very insightful course, providing the tools to recognise and respond effectively to teenagers suffering abuse.

Escape the TrapFoster CarerBournemouth

I work with CSE. This programme will most definitely assist the CYP who are at risk. It is needed for every child in secondary school.

Escape the TrapSafeguarding Standars AdvisorDorset CC

The course was well delivered, informative and will be very useful to use 1:1 and groups

Escape the TrapArt PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

A highly informative and thought- provoking programme delivered in an accessible and engaging format.

Escape the TrapPsychoanalytic PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

“The training was amazing in terms of it enabling a solid vehicle to address young people’s thought, perceptions & vulnerabilities on relationships, abuse & how relationships work.”

Escape the TrapChildren's CounsellorKids InspireChelmsford

“Brilliant training, learned a lot about teen abuse I hadn’t considered before.  Enjoyable and valuable few days. Thank You.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

I found Cathy a great trainer with a fountain of knowledge about the subject.  It’s an amazing programme that addresses a very important issue. The training was delivered in a very friendly way and everyone was welcome to add their input. Cathy was friendly and approachable, which made me feel comfortable and keen to learn.  Fantastic, thank you.

Escape the TrapVolunteerDomestic Abuse CharitySuffolk

Really fantastic training that has really inspired me to support young people in abusive relationships.  The materials and format used is engaging and really therapeutic.  I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to facilitate a programme in the New Year.  Finally something to support young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

Escape the Trap was exactly the training I had been looking for – to use with the young women I work with.  I am really looking forward to setting up my first group and also using the workbook to do some one to one work with young people, especially at my teenage parent groups.  Thank you for such a useful tool!

Escape the TrapAdvanced Youth Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

The training reinforced the knowledge & experience around Domestic Abuse I already have. However, it gave in-depth information around teen relationship abuse. Cathy was amazing at delivering the course and fantastic to listen to.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days.
I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response.
I have previously worked on other targeted programmes for young people, but this is by far the best and the easiest programme to deliver.

Escape the Trap

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap

Very much enjoyed this training, looking forward to putting it into practice

Escape the TrapTeacherFelixstowe AcademySuffolk

Training was brilliant! Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

The Escape the Trap programme is really useful. The training has motivated me and given me confidence to keep raising awareness about sexual exploitation and deliver the Escape the Trap programme to the young women I work with.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

The training was really enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive.  I am going away feeling completely confident with the programme and tools given.  Cathy’s knowledge and experience has been extremely valuable to my learning.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

Excellent training and a really great programme for teenagers!  I’ve been waiting a long time for a suitable format to present to teens – this is it!  Can’t get a group organised quick enough to start facilitating the programme.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerRotherham

Very effective programme for helping young people understand Teenage Abuse and gain support if needed in this area.

Escape the TrapEngagement MentorEssex CC

This training gives food for thought.  It is the complete package in terms of delivery to a targeted group  and because of the way it is structured – it frees you to adapt and learn from it, to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this training.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapIntegrated Youth Support ServiceRotherham

This has been interesting training.  The trainer has been inspiring and passionate about the topic.  I think this programme will be useful in my practice.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerWinterhill Young People's CentreRotherham

Colour coded simple workbooks work really well to focus the young person.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Should be on the school curriculum.  All workers who are involved in the development of young people should undertake TRAP Training.

Escape the TrapSenior Youth WorkerRotherham

Lots to think about – the benefits of delivering this programme for young people is very evident.  Looking forward to delivery.

Escape the TrapManagerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Escape the Trap is the complete package in terms of group delivery for a targeted group.  It also, because of the way it is structured – frees you to adapt and learn from it to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this experience.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter.

Escape the TrapSenior Parenting PractitionerSuffolk

“Training was brilliant! Thank you.”

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

“Fantastic training. This programme could really benefit all young people.”

Escape the TrapCYP PractitionerSuffolk

“This was a fantastic course and very knowledgeable. Excellent. Really enjoyed it”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“This type of course needs to be more widely accessed by school staff. Very thought provoking”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

“The training has been really powerful and has had a lasting impact on how I will work with young people. It has given me a new perspective of an issue I thought I knew lots about”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“I recommend this training as the trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable on the subject she delivers. The course format and material is clear, well laid out and provides an excellent guide in helping facilitators – ensure they cover all the key issues, as well as being accessible and appealing to young people”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Saxmundham, Suffolk CC

“This training has given me confidence to be able to support young people around the issue of relationship abuse. I will use this knowledge and resources in my 1:1 work but I am mostly looking forward to running a group. I think all practitioners working with young people should have the opportunity to go on this training. Thank you.” 

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I would recommend to anyone who comes into contact with teenagers and feel there’s a need to educate around relationsips both abusive and healthy.”

Escape the TrapTherapeutic Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

Absolutely would reommend this training. It is always relaxed and I am able to learn loads. Trainer very approachable. I am very interested in future training. Can’t wait to deliver this training to our teenagers.”

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

“Thank you for an inspiring training course. I feel ready and excited about returning to my role and running my first group. I will recommend to other professionals I feel will benefit.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I enjoyed the training as it was informative and fun. It was good to meet new people and share ideas and views.

Escape the TrapSafe in Essex WorkerThe Children’s SocietyEssex

“Brilliant to try and get on the inside (head) of a teenager in this modern world”

Escape the TrapBKH TrainingSuffolk

I really enjoyed the course and feel confident in facilitating this course with young people in my area. I think the accompanying workbooks are very user friendly.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough Council

I feel the creative elements of the programme are a really powerful way of addressing the issues. Cathy’s knowledge and passion of the issue shines through.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerBournemouth Churches Housing Association

Enjoyable learning, good fun facilitation and group participation. Thank you.

Escape the TrapCounsellorSuffolk

Very informative programme which helps you to think in a different way. Cathy delivers the Escape the Trap training in a down to earth style, enabling you to be yourself and explore your learning, delivery and reflection.

Escape the TrapHousing Options Team LeaderWest Suffolk Housing

Very informative and relaxed training.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerSexual Abuse Support Service, Young Women’s Housing ProjectSheffield

Fantastic facilitation, Cathy is very knowledgeable and shared her experiences of running the programme with the group. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 day training which has prepared me to take all the skills i’ve learnt to share with the young people I work with. I’d definitely recommend the course.

Escape the TrapStreet Engagement OfficerEarly Help Family Support & YOS, Southend Borough Council

I would definitely recommend this informative and inspiring training to all other professionals working with teenagers and young people. Thoroughly broadened my knowledge.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerEarly Help Team, CYPS, Suffolk CC

Excellent training for development of professionals working with young people! Really helpful and enjoyable.

Escape the TrapYouth Worker/DA Project WorkerSheffield Futures

I enjoyed this training as it offered different ideas in how to deliver and help young people understand themselves as well as understand relationships. The creative and interactive activities will be useful and valuable to the work I do with families not just teens. All young people should have this knowledge!

Escape the TrapResidential Family Support WorkerFairways CareSouthampton

Cathy is a vibrant and eloquent trainer. The training course is excellent with very useful resources that are completely user friendly for the facilitator and teenager alike. Well worth doing! Thank you.

Escape the TrapSchool CounsellorSuffolk

Often when I am training the gap is resources or useable tools. This is a programme that will save lives and enable young people to feel heard and supported, not patronised.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Trainer (Young People’s DA)Sheffield Futures

The training was informative, stimulating and practical. The programme is appropriately structured whilst being flexible enough to respond to young people’s needs and learning styles.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerSheffield Futures

This training is a must for anyone working with children & young people. Teenage realtionship abuse is prevalent and this programme enables young people to explore their relationships and gain understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like in a safe way. It allows young people to recognise the dangers of abuse and the potentil impact and how to keep themselves safe and make change. The training was educating, interesting, thought provoking, real, powerful giving me tools I can use to affect change!

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

Thank you for your training. I really enjoyed it due to the balance and variety accomodating all learning styles and keeping everyone engaged. Excellent programme and is a clear learning tool to address the issues with young people.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerBeufort Care GroupBournemouthBeufort Care GroupBournemouth Learning Centre

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and I can now recognise differing types of behaviour and early warning signs in relationships.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

This training increased my understanding of the characteristics of abusive relationships. Cathy’s knowledge and experience was invaluable.

Escape the TrapYouth AdvisorBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

The training provided a good mix of discussions, interesting visuals and lecture. Cathy was enthusiastic and committed and this motivated the participants well.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and am looking forward to using it to help the young people I am working with. It increased my understanding and awareness of teenage relationship abuse. The trainer kept me engaged across the three days which is excellent.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I have found the Escape the Trap programme extremely beneficial and feel more equipped to work with young people who are experiencing abusive relationships. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive programme.

Escape the TrapAdvanced Social Work PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Increased my knowledge giving me a better understaning of teenage relationship abuse. Training provided a good balance between information provided, group discussion and individual work.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I liked the ideas of art and creative ways to express views, feelings and concerns. I hope to use them in my practice.

Escape the TrapBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really useful training – thorough and interesting both through input from trainer and group discussions. Went away with skills to run a group.

Escape the TrapEarly Family Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapSocial Worker, MASH Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapMASH Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This training has really changed the way I perceive the control and abuse within dynamics of romantic relationships. I got more out of the training than expected!

Bournemouth Borough Council

Escape the TrapCSE Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This is an invaluable training course that I will definitely use it with young people. Thank you for creating this course and sharing it with others!

Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really opened my eyes to how a teenager views relationships.

Escape the TrapPastoral LeaderWinton and Glenmoor AcademiesBournemoutBournemouth

A wonderfully comprehensive, easily accessible and engaging resource. Great trainer – knowledgeable and engaging!

Escape the TrapSupport Worker / Snr. PractitionerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

This training is accessible for the facilitator as the programme is for young people. It encourages a comprehensive overview, understanding and insight into teenage behaviours and relationships.

StudentSuffolk

This was excellent training with good materials and helpful insights and stories from the knowledgeable facilitators. Looking forward to running the course!

Who's in Charge? TrainingChief ExecutiveHomeStartCentral Beds

Thank you for the excellent and fun training. I enjoyed every part of it!

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

I feel confident and have gained greater knowledge in child to parent violence & abuse.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

Really nice, approachable trainers who were happy to answer questions and had a wealth of knowledge.

Who's in Charge? TrainingRestorative Justice WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Great programme for parents who may feel they have nowhere else to turn, delivered by engaging and knowledgeable trainers. Thank you for providing this training to us!

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Brilliant! This training has been a real eye opener. I have worked in this field for the last 11 years and this course has really changed the way I will be working with families in the future. I really believe this programme will help many families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingOutreach Co-ordinatorYour SanctuarySurrey

Very good training. It has increased my knowledge and understanding of CPV greatly. The information shared will not only inform my practice as a DA Outreach Worker but also my own parenting!

Who's in Charge? TrainingDA Outreach WorkerYour SanctuarySurrey

Thank you both very much. I have really enjoyed this nformative and fun way of learning and I am looking forward to facilitating our own programme.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse AdviserWight DASHIsle of Wight

I really enjoyed this training and look forward to delivering the programme. Really engaging and supportive trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Domestic violence & Abuse workerSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Cathy and Carole were engaging and facilitated this training very well together. I instantly felt comfortable and found the training interesting and enjoyable. My confidence has grown.

Outreach Worker Children & Young PeopleSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Really enjoyable and informative training. Thank you.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

This was an informative, interactive and relaxed course with two very competant and friendly trainers. I would recommend this course to anyone working with families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA)Wight DASHIsle of Wight

I have worked with families for approximately 20 years – aways keen to learn new “skill ways”. Who’s in Charge? has given me completely new insight into managing CPV situations and dynamics.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support Worker, Early Help & Prevention TeamPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Very experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingYouth Justice Officer/Social WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

A really good training, very realtive to my role with families. The three days were packed full of information.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Family Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Training was brilliant and beneficial to my practice.

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth

Who's in Charge? Training London 2016

Who's in Charge? Training Portsmouth 2016

A great course, a great programme and great facilitators. Carole and Cathy were very easy to get along with, approachable, informative and listened as well as generating interesting discussions and ideas which made the training exiting, not forgetting a good mix of humour and fun. I left feeling very inpatient to get the programme up and running and using my new found knowledge in my one to one work as a Family Support Worker.Many thanksMarie

WIC? Programme Training for Facilitators June 2014

This course will give parents confidence to believe in themselves, and to try out new strategies for dealing with behaviours from their children.

Programme Family Support Worker, Youth Offending, Team Slough

I love the way this training offers a new view of parenting, without blame. It follows this up with simple, attentive methods of parenting by assisting a shift of attitude, so that a small change may be as effective in changing a child’s behaviour.

Who's in Charge? 2016

I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED TRAINING AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN I ATTENDED THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME. WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

FREEDOM PROGRAMME NOVEMBER 2014 (SUDBURY)

Challenging, informative, fun! No stone left unturned. Thank you Cathy and all attendees who made it possible!

Freedom Programme Training Nov 2014

I attended the Freedom Programme facilitator training in London in May 2013. Cathy was the trainer, her approach to the topic, her enthusiasm and genuine empathy and warmness made this one of the best training events I have ever attended over a long and varied professional career. I intend to undertake further training events delivered by Cathy. She is absolutely brilliant.

Freedom Programme

Cathy took us through an intense 3 days of learning on a very sensitive subject. As the sessions were very interactive and facilitated in a very relaxed style I did not feel overwhelmed. I feel very confident to take this learning forward and facilitate the Freedom Programme.

The Freedom Programme Training

Three days of very enjoyable and interactive training. Cathy delivers the sessions in a fun and memorable way. Really excited about running the classes and turning women’s lives around. Thanks Cathy! Tracy from Pandora Project.

The Freedom Programme

I really enjoyed the Freedom Programme, it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. Cathy is very passionate and delivered the course fantastically. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer.

The Freedom Programme Training

Escape the Trap training, Suffolk 2016

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap - Fantastic Training

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days. I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response. I have previously worked alongside targeted programmes for young people, but Escape the Trap is by far the best and the easiest to deliver.

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

The training delivered by Cathy was fantastic. I have truly had by eyes opened to such a massive and under valued issue and our community centre is looking forward to starting our group and starting to very slowly change opinions and help the woman in our community.

Eye Opening Training

I was originally trained by Cathy as a Freedom Programme Facilitator in 2006; completed a variety of domestic violence related courses; and Escape the Trap in 2013. Cathy is an innovative, dynamic and approachable trainer who inspires confidence with her full knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and related issues.More recently I shadowed Cathy delivering the Freedom Programme Facilitators Training in Sudbury and London observing the beneficial changes to the delivery of the programme. Cathy is a true professional who is passionate in the training she delivers. Thinking of updating your Freedom Programme Facilitators Training or embarking on Escape the Trap to help our youth of today recognise what a healthy relationship should feel like? You will learn much more than a training manual can teach you so do not miss out!

Fantastic Training

Fantastic training! Completed the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop. Opened my eyes to understand the issues in more depth. Cathy is an inspirational trainer and I have learned a lot I didn’t know about domestic abuse

Fantastic Training!

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter. Cathy and I are also the UK trainers for the Who’s in Charge? child to parent violence programme and Cathy is a true professional. We have had immense fun facilitating the programmes that we run and we have met some amazing parents. Flag up your interest now, this is one not to be missed!

Fabulous Training and Colleague

This training increased my existing knowledge more significantly, the context of the differences between the Mindmixer and the Charmer! I was able to really develop a strong clarity between different types of behaviours and the impact of such abuse. Very good training!

Escape the TrapCity Teen AdvocateNottingham

Very well delivered!! Great training – would recommend. Lots of our opinions validated and we learnt new ways of looking at the situations our young people face. It was a nice change to have a trainer that could teach us something further about a subject we work with all the time.

Escape the TrapStronger Families Children's WorkerNottingham

Trainer was very good at making me re-think about different styles of delivering Escape the Trap. There is a great mix of exercises, group work and role play. Very good in-depth package. Looking forward to delivering it.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to putting all your hard work into use. Escape the Trap will make a big differenct to the young people in Nottingham.

Children & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Team LeaderNottingham

This training was brilliant!! Trainer very knowledgeable, clear, concise and fair. It really enabled me to see abuse through the eyes of a teenager. Thank you Cathy. I am looking forward to delivering the programme.

Escape the TrapStronger Families & Young Voices Team LeaderNottingham

This excellent training has opened my eyes for sure. It helped me realise what a sheltered life I live and took me out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the training. Well done.

Escape the TrapChildren's Refuge WorkerNottingham

The Escape the Trap training has opened my mind to the different types of abuse young women experience and how it differs from adults. Every day ws filled with lots of information.

Escape the TrapYoung Voices Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training has so incresed my awareness of the way teens will perceive their relationships and the barriers to seeking support.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

The training has really helped me to learn how to deliver the Escape the Trap programme. Cathy was really good at delivering the training and keeping us all on track with the learning.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

Escape the Trap training gives you an in depth look at teen abusive relationships. It has greatly impacted my awareness and I feel more confident working with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

I have really enjoyed Escape the Trap training and I am looking forward to delivering it with young people.

Escape the TrapChildren & Teen Advocate Support WorkerNottingham

This training was thorough in identifying relationships from both the perpetrator, victim and child.

Nottingham CC

I enjoyed the three day training. It has made me more aware of how living with a dominator can really be. I have worked with women who have been in these situations and the Freedom Programme has given me a broader insight from both sides – victim and perpetrator.

Barnardos

This course was very well facilitated and I am very aware of of the dynamics of abuse. The trainers were very knowledgeable and empathic enabling reflection. I feel so inspired to make a difference.

Croydon

This programme has changed my clients and friend’s lives. I really enjoyed the three days and ideas in how to deliver the programme.

 

Hounslow BC

I have gained so much more insight into the beliefs, views and actions of the abuser and the feelings, beliefs, views and actions of victims.

 

Slough

A heavy subject matter delivered in a heartfelt manner.

 

Croydon

Even though I am a professional with years of experience I have learned so much in three days and reflected on my practice. I felt supported and appreciated how the trainers encouraged a safe learning environment.

 

Ealing BC

Really informative and personable trainers who were approachable, funny and knowledgeable. They have helped me immensely with how abuse impacts victims and how to work with them without re-traumatising them.

 

Your SanctuaryWoking

Excellent programme and excellent tutoring. The trainers contributed a lot always able to bring the tools needed to process the programme content and delivery.

Stockport

A very interesting and thought provoking training. I am so much more aware.

 

Houghton CCBeds

Everyone should do this course – women, men, children. The fearlessness and honesty about the misogyny in society was brilliant and essential. The trainers literally could not have been better with their energy, humour, passion and positivity.

 

St Albans

Doing the 3 day Freedom Programme training has given me all I need in terms of knowledge, skills and resources to deliver a programme for victims in my local area. A very comprehensive, well delivered and underpinned training. The trainers were very knowledgeable, experienced and funny! Thanks both.

 

Dovers Green School CC Redhill, Surrey

The programme really opens your eyes. Even if you don’t go on to present the course the information/knowledge and training you gain will help you have a better understanding within your work.

 

ThePrison Service

Excellent course. Gained a lot of knowledge from attending the training. The trainers were approachable and willing to discuss any questions and encouraged everyone to take part.

Surrey

Amazing training with incredibly knowledgeable trainers who supported and shared their experiences to support us. It was an interactive training that allowed us to explore the programme. Just amazing!!

 

Action for ChildrenSouth Buckinghamshire

Very effective training. Excellent trainers who gave clear insight. I was a victim, I am a survivor and being able to offer other women this insight, maybe they can survive too!

Burhill CCSurrey

Brilliant training. Exhausting but well worth it!

 

NHSLewishham

The Freedom Programme training opened my eyes to what some women go through and will help me enormously in supporting women. The trainers were both very open providing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you.

Chandlers Field SchoolSurrey

I have much more awareness of the cycle and process of abuse, types of abuse and felt supported in the learning by the trainers.

 

Stockport Homes

I gained an awareness of the tactics and beliefs of an abuser and how to raise awareness of this amongst survivors of abuse. The trainers gave fantastic insight into the practicalities of running a group and really supported us through the parts of the training we found tricky or emotionally difficult.

 

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

Very good training. I really enjoyed the three days. Brilliant trainers who ensured understanding. The practice to facilitate was invaluable.

 

NHSLewisham

Fantastic training and programme full of discussion which has increased my awareness. I feel all professionals should attend – police, judges etc.

Newham

If you are considering whether or not to do this training – DO IT! You will not regret it. This training has given me a focus on the process of DV. The trainers were knowledgeable and shared their skills. Good to see a sense of humour!

NHSGillingham

This was a large training of 42. However, there were lots of people with diverse roles learning together. I have increased sensitivity to how a victim may be feeling and how hard it could be for a victim to identify themselves as a victim.

London Borough of Redbridge

The trainers have both been honest and have taken me out of my comfort zone which has enabled me to look at and analyse how to deliver the Freedom Programme effectively. The trainers have built my confidence to be able to run the programme with examples of structure. Fantastic training. I enjoyed every moment.

Ealing Borough Council

This training has hugely increased my awareness, both professionally and personally. The resources are really useful to use, and the training brings the book alive. Thank you, Clare & Cathy. Your training skills, knowledge and experience are invaluable. It has been a pleasure to attend your Freedom Programme training.

Houghton Regis

An excellent course! It has been an emotive and reflective journey. The knowledge I have gained will be essential to my role in the community. The trainers guided discussion within the groups, provided experiences and sharing knowledge and practice with the whole group.

NHSLewisham

I would recommend this training to everyone especially women and mostly to my daughter, so that she grows up knowing when she is older what a good relationship looks like. Thank you to the trainers who offered clarity, experience, confidence and understanding and the others attending the course. Amazing people.

Suffolk County CouncilIpswich

The Freedom Programme training has widened my knowledge and built my confidence.

Hounslow CouncilHounslow

Fabulous experience! The trainers offered their experience and anecdotes to illustrate the learning and I have a much better understanding on how to deliver the Freedom Programme to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

DAVSSKent

Great course! I am excited to be able to deliver this programme.

Your SanctuarySurrey

I have done quite a few intensive trainings before regarding domestic abuse. However this is a unique training programme which gives victims the knowledge to understand the persona of a dominator which is a great place to start when helping a victim.

Slough Borough CouncilSlough

The training has given me a much greater insight into different forms of abuse. The trainers shared their knowledge and effectively gave us good understanding on seeing, feeling and recognising exactly how a dominator works and the impact on victims and children.

Slough

The trainers offered humour, knowledge and lots of clear examples giving a clear understanding of different forms of abuse.

Chalkhill SchoolBrent

It was an emotionally challenging training at times, but so good to hear the experiences and insights of others in the groups work. There was lots of guidance and clear instruction from the trainers.

The Rise TrustNorth Wiltshire

I am a ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitator, so have awareness, but have struggled to make Freedom Programme appropriate to effectively support teenagers. Escape the Trap progamme does that. I feel very confident to deliver this. Cathy is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topic area. There was a lot of supporting information in different formats. I would reccommend this training opportunity!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I was previousl unaware of the extent of relationship abuse for young people. I really enjoyed this training. It was well paced and discussions were comfortable. 3 days was just right.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

This training has given me a much better idea how to present controlling and abusive behaviours in a relatable way to young people. It is very interesting and I particularly enjoyed the group discussion and practice. Cathy is a really skilled trainer who is very clear and easy to understand.

Social WorkerBradford CollegeBradford

Escape the Trap is a brilliant course and I wish this had been available previously. I have found something so useful that will support young people. I have learned so much and can’t wait to pass on the knowledge.

Young Persons WorkerAddactionLiverpool

The Escape the Trap training has given me more knowledge and insight into a subject that I didn’t know that much about. The workbooks and training manual are excellent resources that make delivering the programme easy! Thank you for an enjoyable three days training.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

I really enjoyed this training. Escape the Trap is an inclusive programme, simply delivered and very interactive. I am much more aware of how the issue impacts young people. Cathy very easy to approach and talk to.

Interventions WorkerNotts County CouncilNottingham

Escape the Trap is a great programme to help young people have better relationships and not fall into the trap of abusive relationships. The training answered so many questions!

Teen Outreach WorkerNIDASMansfield

This training has massively impacted my awareness of teen abusive relationships. The programme breaks down the issue in a way that is easy to understand enabling you to impart with young people. A fantastic experience.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

I now have a very thorough understanding of each aspect of a controlling person – the characteristics and traits. The training was well presented, engaging with plenty of discussion and no embarrasing role play! The materials for Escape the Trap are really good. Cathy is a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

The training has given me a better understanding of teenage relationship abuse. It was informative with lots of discussion based learning and feedback. Escape the Trap is an excellent programme. Thank you!

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

A well-paced, informative, collaborative and compassionate training. This training has re-charged and updated my knowledge of the issues facing young people in abusive relationships. Thank you!

School CounsellorCheshire

I now have increased knowledge of various types of abusive behaviour. Many examples offered and the link to consequences for the victim. Thank you.

Youth WorkerDerby City CouncilDerby

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

Astounding! I have a better understanding of subject and how best to engage young people using this programme. Thank you for developing a tailor-made programme for young people.

TeacherOswaldtwistle PRUOswaldtwistle

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 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.

 

Volunteer

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!

 

Mentor

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.

 

Counsellor/Facilitator

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 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.

 

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

I’d absolutely recommend this training. I genuinely believe it is essential when working with victims and families in identifying dynamics and understanding behaviour. The three days may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get in to the swing of things it is the most natural learning process you will ever have! Thank you

 

 

Domestic Abuse Practitioner

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.

 

VolunteerDerby

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 enjoyable training. The facilitators were approachable, fun and nice to work with.

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

A very good insight and informative course. The trainer’s supported the groups and entered role-play adding value to the learning. 

 

Family Support PractitionerSure StartChildren’s Centre, Dover

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

DV and the Impact on Children course was one of the best I have attended and I would like all my staff to attend it! There was lots of opportunity for discussion and reflection. Thank you.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The course on DV and the Impact on Children was 100% engaging. All learning was relevant and extremely well delivered.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I found identifying how prolific teenage relationship abuse is really helpful. It will enable me to consider the presence of abusive behaviours more when working with LAC who are even more at risk of this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy Press was superb as a course leader. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic abuse. The amount of relevant information given and advice offered was vast. I enjoyed the day thoroughly.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – It was very useful to learn of the national risk assessment tool/form for use with YP in situations of suspected domestic abuse and to learn about the issues specific to DA/DV within this age group.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I felt that the lady who ran the course, Cathy, did so in a way that helped you to understand the point of view of the victim, to understand why they would stay in an abusive relationship, the impact it would have on the victim, and what factors would make someone more likely to be a victim. She was extremely informative and helped to realise how hard it would be for a young person to come forward about the abuse, and how I could encourage them to feel comfortable enough to speak out. She is also explained the processes to put in place to keep the young person safe, and how to make the relevant referral to get them the help they need going forward.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

This training on DV and the Impact on Children has improved my understanding for managing the safety of the people I work with and overcoming barriers to safeguarding.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The training provided eye opening statistics and background information. I now have further knowledge around steps that can be taken to support the young people when parent involved in a family experiencing DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – The trainer helped me to build on my existing knowledge and to evoke conversations about different areas (for example honour based violence).

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse – Impact on Children and Young People – This course helped me to develop my understanding, awareness and effective approaches towards victims of domestic violence and has helped with my professional development.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole day on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children very informative and useful. I found the group work really useful and it was really good to work with people other than from your own environment as their were broader experiences

 

 

 

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

DV & the Impact on Children – The knowledge of the facilitator and the real examples she was able to use along with the practical tools for working with children and young people was very helpful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very useful information with regards to some of the work that I do as a social worker. The Teen Relationship Abuse training was excellent and the trainers knowledge was very good. A well presented course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The whole Teenage Relationship Abuse workshop was very useful and will enable me to work better with teenagers and support them to make better choices in relationships and how to support and sign post them to appropriate services.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse Workshop – I found the trainer to be extremely knowledgeable which helped me to stay focused and engage in the training session. I enjoyed doing the group work as I find myself more engaged in discussions with others. I particularly liked completing the safety plan. Additionally, there was a mixture of discussions, group work and watching video clips which made for an all round positive training experience.

 

Central BedsBedfordshire

The information on the Teenage Relationship Abuse course was very good and relevant to my work, I have been able to process the information and relate it to some of my own cases. This will make me look very differently about how to manage these cases in future.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The knowledge of the trainer about teenage relationship abuse was excellent!

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Teenage Relationship Abuse – I was able to see a bigger picture of the impact of DA on teen relationships and although my knowledge was fairly good the training has increased this. I found all aspects of the training useful.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

There was nothing that was not useful on the this workshop on DV and the impact on children! The day was amazing and I think that the fact that there was spontaneous applause at the end showed the group’s appreciation for a well delivered and interesting, thought provoking day.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children – The case studies on DV victims were very good and effective in terms of understanding how difficult it is for the victim to leave the perpetrator. This helped in identifying the psychological effects that can occur for the victim and the children. The safety plans for children was interesting too.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is a very knowledgeable trainer who listened well and gave useful and thought provoking material. I have increased knowledge and have been signposted for where to look for additional information resources.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

As a visual learner the video clips used during training were really good. It gave first hand information from a victim on how the perpetrator used a systematic approach to control her, and how she came through this and what she had to overcome to free herself from the domestic violent relationship and how long it actually took her to do this.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The training videos used on the workshop on the impact of domestic abuse on children were really insightful and the discussions generated were one of the best parts of the day as the whole group were engaged and sharing their knowledge and experience. I have greater knowledge from doing this workshop and I will be able to manage my approach in dealing with domestic violence more effectively.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The traning on domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people provided some good information about force marriages and FGM. We worked in groups and discussed the impact of DV on children in terms of mental health which gave us a more insight of DV and how powerful it can be.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer was excellent. She certainly knew what she was talking about. She was a very experienced and confident teacher who was able to hold a discussion with the group and answer any relevant questions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

The trainer Cathy was very knowledgeable and had immense experience in supporting victims who have suffered domestic abuse. She provided some interesting case studies of DV victims, which made me reflect on my families and children who have suffered DV.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was very knowledgeable and has a vast experience of working with victims of DV/DA and the imapct on them, their children and young people. SHE IS A VERY GOOD TRAINER.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy is knowledgeable and really knew her subject; she was passionate about it but appropriate and I think that everyone in the group spoke to contribute something to the discussions.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Very informative and knowledgeable trainer, Cathy always had time to listen to peoples views and answer questions raised throughout the workshop.

 

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I felt the facilitator had immense knowledge and was very passionate about the issues of domestic abuse and the impact on children and families.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Cathy was extremely knowledgeable about domestic abuse and the impact on children and young people and came with a wealth of experience which supported the content of the course.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children was very relevant to my profession role because I work with children and families everyday and come across parents and children living in homes with DA. I no know how much truly it impacts on their development.

Central BedsBedfordshire

The workshop on Domestic Abuse and the Impact on Children and Young People has helped me acquire a lot of knowledge about domestic violence and the significant impact on the victim.

Central Beds CouncilBedfordshire

I learnt so much on Domestic Abuse & the Impact on Children that will truly benefit me in my new role as a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Designated Safegurading OfficerCentral Beds CouncilBedfordshire

Brilliant knowledge and delivery of ETT from Cathy; I feel confident to deliver my own programme and know also that I can go back to Cathy for advice and guidance if needed. Thank you for the learning opportunity.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic training. Lovely to have such a passionate trainer. I am able to learn so much when attending Cathy’s courses.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

I would definitely recommend this programme. Outstanding!

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very powerful training that has inspired and motivated me to increase awareness of abuse in teenage relationships and support those currently in them.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Great course – can’t wait to deliver. Very flexible to deliver and no doubt will engage young people.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerOrwell/Haven HousingNorfolk

The training has given me the confidence to go out and deliver ETT to as many young people as I can in South Norfolk and to get other agencies on board to access the training.

Escape the TrapOutreach PractitionerSouth Norfolk Council

This program “needs” to be delivered to help and support our young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Very informative course, which really relates to the age group intended. Should be a part of the national curriculum for all pupils.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This is the best training I have attended, working in an Early Help Team we need to be looking at educating our teens so we can break the cycle. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Excellent training, in a “Cinderella” subject. Great course for anybody working with young people.

Escape the TrapSchool Staff NurseSuffolk CC

Really inspirational 3 days- highly recommended to professionals. So much to now go out and use – thank you!

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Change Co-ordinatorNorfolk Children’s Services

Have really enjoyed all 3 days of this course , and am excited to start to run a group.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

This training has given me the confidence to deliver such a worthwhile programme to young people. I have a fire in my belly. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerMilton Keynes

Fantastic training that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Left feeling very motivated to get a group up and running! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CC

Fantastic, thought provoking, informative training; thank you so much for helping me to support my clients better.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Really enjoyed the training – full of innovative ideas to get an important message across! Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Invaluable training. Certainly raised my awareness and empowered me with strategies to use in practice.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has given a greater insight into how young people experience relationships and how to discuss them in a safe, non-threatening manner. It will have a positive impact on my practice. Thank you.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

This training has increased my knowledge, language and ability to discuss domestic abuse with teenagers. Thank you Cathy.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day course which consolidated and reinforced my previous knowledge. It was put together extremely well and I am able to facilitate work within my role with young people. Many thanks.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse WorkerGDASGloucester

Absolutely loved the course. The trainer’s knowledge, passion and expertise shone through. Highly recommend. Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerIDVA Service, Manchester City Council

Great training. Thank you. It was relaxed and informative. Great way of learning about the issues and the programme.

Escape the TrapFamily Intervention WorkerCheshire West & Chester Council

Excellent training. Very informative for my role as a family nurse practitioner. Cathy facilitates brilliantly – so knowledgeable. Promoted a relaxed learning environment so could participate easily and without reservation.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Useful course on dealing with a sensitive issue. Lots of imaginative ways of provoking thought and discussion in the issue.

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Extremely good course and very valuable to our client group. Will be sharing the information with the Family Nurse Partnership national Unit.

Escape the TrapManagerFamily Nurse Partnership, Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

Brilliant training and will benefit so many young people. Thank you Cathy

Escape the TrapFamily NursePennine Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire

A course which allows progressive reflection and useful tools to enable young people.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournmouth CC

Absolutely brilliant!!

Escape the TrapResidential Child Care WorkerBournemouth

Fab training. Definitely worthwhile to help my young people.

Escape the TrapSupport Worker16+ Care Leavers Team, Bournemouth CC

I liked that we were encouraged continually to not think as adults. Also like the use of the 1st person in feedback. It gave more impact to what was being said.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerCSE Resource CentreBournemouth

Fantastic training. I can’t wait to deliver my first course. This should be core training for any professionals working with young people.

Escape the TrapYouth Support WorkerMotiv8Portsmouth

A very insightful programme/training about teenage relationships and abuse. Well presented. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerBournemouth CC

Empowering for all our young girls and young women. Any training that helps young people make informed decisions about their lives is investing in all our futures.

Escape the TrapCSE WorkerBournemouth CC

Invaluable training for both young people and adults. I’m shocked that education like this isn’t delivered regularly in schools. I’ve learned a lot about myself as well as how to guide a young person through the programme. An amazing and insightful course!! Thank you.

Escape the TrapIntegrated CMHTBournemouth

Enthusiastic and clear delivery. Nice to receive training from the creator of the programme.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Great course content & delivery. I feel competent to deliver the course to young people and feel I can get further support from the trainer if required.

Escape the TrapCYP Support WorkerIntervention & Assessment TeamBournemouth

Really enjoyable, interactive course, which I feel would benefit the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Do not underestimate the power of this course. It is like no other. The content and programme is incredible – everyone working with children/teenagers need to do this. Every child deserves to receive this education. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerLACBournemouth

Very lovely training, in regards to doing a useful programme with young people. Thank you.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerAssessment & Safeguarding TeamBournemouth

Powerful piece of work, that has made me think outside the box! Thought provoking.

Escape the TrapResidential Support WorkerBournemouth

Very informative & interesting. Should be used in all schools!

Escape the TrapYouth Justice WorkerBournemouth Learning Centre

A very insightful course, providing the tools to recognise and respond effectively to teenagers suffering abuse.

Escape the TrapFoster CarerBournemouth

I work with CSE. This programme will most definitely assist the CYP who are at risk. It is needed for every child in secondary school.

Escape the TrapSafeguarding Standars AdvisorDorset CC

The course was well delivered, informative and will be very useful to use 1:1 and groups

Escape the TrapArt PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

A highly informative and thought- provoking programme delivered in an accessible and engaging format.

Escape the TrapPsychoanalytic PsychotherapistKid's InspireChelmsford

“The training was amazing in terms of it enabling a solid vehicle to address young people’s thought, perceptions & vulnerabilities on relationships, abuse & how relationships work.”

Escape the TrapChildren's CounsellorKids InspireChelmsford

“Brilliant training, learned a lot about teen abuse I hadn’t considered before.  Enjoyable and valuable few days. Thank You.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

I found Cathy a great trainer with a fountain of knowledge about the subject.  It’s an amazing programme that addresses a very important issue. The training was delivered in a very friendly way and everyone was welcome to add their input. Cathy was friendly and approachable, which made me feel comfortable and keen to learn.  Fantastic, thank you.

Escape the TrapVolunteerDomestic Abuse CharitySuffolk

Really fantastic training that has really inspired me to support young people in abusive relationships.  The materials and format used is engaging and really therapeutic.  I really enjoyed it and cannot wait to facilitate a programme in the New Year.  Finally something to support young people.

Escape the TrapFamily Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

Escape the Trap was exactly the training I had been looking for – to use with the young women I work with.  I am really looking forward to setting up my first group and also using the workbook to do some one to one work with young people, especially at my teenage parent groups.  Thank you for such a useful tool!

Escape the TrapAdvanced Youth Support WorkerSuffolk County CouncilSuffolk

The training reinforced the knowledge & experience around Domestic Abuse I already have. However, it gave in-depth information around teen relationship abuse. Cathy was amazing at delivering the course and fantastic to listen to.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days.
I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response.
I have previously worked on other targeted programmes for young people, but this is by far the best and the easiest programme to deliver.

Escape the Trap

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap

Very much enjoyed this training, looking forward to putting it into practice

Escape the TrapTeacherFelixstowe AcademySuffolk

Training was brilliant! Thank you.

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

The Escape the Trap programme is really useful. The training has motivated me and given me confidence to keep raising awareness about sexual exploitation and deliver the Escape the Trap programme to the young women I work with.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

The training was really enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive.  I am going away feeling completely confident with the programme and tools given.  Cathy’s knowledge and experience has been extremely valuable to my learning.

Escape the TrapMentorRespect ProjectSuffolk

Excellent training and a really great programme for teenagers!  I’ve been waiting a long time for a suitable format to present to teens – this is it!  Can’t get a group organised quick enough to start facilitating the programme.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerRotherham

Very effective programme for helping young people understand Teenage Abuse and gain support if needed in this area.

Escape the TrapEngagement MentorEssex CC

This training gives food for thought.  It is the complete package in terms of delivery to a targeted group  and because of the way it is structured – it frees you to adapt and learn from it, to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this training.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapIntegrated Youth Support ServiceRotherham

This has been interesting training.  The trainer has been inspiring and passionate about the topic.  I think this programme will be useful in my practice.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerWinterhill Young People's CentreRotherham

Colour coded simple workbooks work really well to focus the young person.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Should be on the school curriculum.  All workers who are involved in the development of young people should undertake TRAP Training.

Escape the TrapSenior Youth WorkerRotherham

Lots to think about – the benefits of delivering this programme for young people is very evident.  Looking forward to delivery.

Escape the TrapManagerWomen's RefugeRotherham

Escape the Trap is the complete package in terms of group delivery for a targeted group.  It also, because of the way it is structured – frees you to adapt and learn from it to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this experience.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Escape the TrapYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter.

Escape the TrapSenior Parenting PractitionerSuffolk

“Training was brilliant! Thank you.”

Escape the TrapManagerRespect ProjectSuffolk

“Fantastic training. This programme could really benefit all young people.”

Escape the TrapCYP PractitionerSuffolk

“This was a fantastic course and very knowledgeable. Excellent. Really enjoyed it”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“This type of course needs to be more widely accessed by school staff. Very thought provoking”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

“The training has been really powerful and has had a lasting impact on how I will work with young people. It has given me a new perspective of an issue I thought I knew lots about”

Escape the TrapYoung Women's Health ProjectSexual Abuse Support ServicesSheffield

“I recommend this training as the trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable on the subject she delivers. The course format and material is clear, well laid out and provides an excellent guide in helping facilitators – ensure they cover all the key issues, as well as being accessible and appealing to young people”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Saxmundham, Suffolk CC

“This training has given me confidence to be able to support young people around the issue of relationship abuse. I will use this knowledge and resources in my 1:1 work but I am mostly looking forward to running a group. I think all practitioners working with young people should have the opportunity to go on this training. Thank you.” 

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerSuffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I would recommend to anyone who comes into contact with teenagers and feel there’s a need to educate around relationsips both abusive and healthy.”

Escape the TrapTherapeutic Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

Absolutely would reommend this training. It is always relaxed and I am able to learn loads. Trainer very approachable. I am very interested in future training. Can’t wait to deliver this training to our teenagers.”

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerJudith House Refuge, Riverside Care and SupportBarnsley

“Thank you for an inspiring training course. I feel ready and excited about returning to my role and running my first group. I will recommend to other professionals I feel will benefit.”

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerCYPS Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

I enjoyed the training as it was informative and fun. It was good to meet new people and share ideas and views.

Escape the TrapSafe in Essex WorkerThe Children’s SocietyEssex

“Brilliant to try and get on the inside (head) of a teenager in this modern world”

Escape the TrapBKH TrainingSuffolk

I really enjoyed the course and feel confident in facilitating this course with young people in my area. I think the accompanying workbooks are very user friendly.

Escape the TrapSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough Council

I feel the creative elements of the programme are a really powerful way of addressing the issues. Cathy’s knowledge and passion of the issue shines through.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Support WorkerBournemouth Churches Housing Association

Enjoyable learning, good fun facilitation and group participation. Thank you.

Escape the TrapCounsellorSuffolk

Very informative programme which helps you to think in a different way. Cathy delivers the Escape the Trap training in a down to earth style, enabling you to be yourself and explore your learning, delivery and reflection.

Escape the TrapHousing Options Team LeaderWest Suffolk Housing

Very informative and relaxed training.

Escape the TrapSupport WorkerSexual Abuse Support Service, Young Women’s Housing ProjectSheffield

Fantastic facilitation, Cathy is very knowledgeable and shared her experiences of running the programme with the group. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 day training which has prepared me to take all the skills i’ve learnt to share with the young people I work with. I’d definitely recommend the course.

Escape the TrapStreet Engagement OfficerEarly Help Family Support & YOS, Southend Borough Council

I would definitely recommend this informative and inspiring training to all other professionals working with teenagers and young people. Thoroughly broadened my knowledge.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerEarly Help Team, CYPS, Suffolk CC

Excellent training for development of professionals working with young people! Really helpful and enjoyable.

Escape the TrapYouth Worker/DA Project WorkerSheffield Futures

I enjoyed this training as it offered different ideas in how to deliver and help young people understand themselves as well as understand relationships. The creative and interactive activities will be useful and valuable to the work I do with families not just teens. All young people should have this knowledge!

Escape the TrapResidential Family Support WorkerFairways CareSouthampton

Cathy is a vibrant and eloquent trainer. The training course is excellent with very useful resources that are completely user friendly for the facilitator and teenager alike. Well worth doing! Thank you.

Escape the TrapSchool CounsellorSuffolk

Often when I am training the gap is resources or useable tools. This is a programme that will save lives and enable young people to feel heard and supported, not patronised.

Escape the TrapDomestic Abuse Trainer (Young People’s DA)Sheffield Futures

The training was informative, stimulating and practical. The programme is appropriately structured whilst being flexible enough to respond to young people’s needs and learning styles.

Escape the TrapYouth WorkerSheffield Futures

This training is a must for anyone working with children & young people. Teenage realtionship abuse is prevalent and this programme enables young people to explore their relationships and gain understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like in a safe way. It allows young people to recognise the dangers of abuse and the potentil impact and how to keep themselves safe and make change. The training was educating, interesting, thought provoking, real, powerful giving me tools I can use to affect change!

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

Thank you for your training. I really enjoyed it due to the balance and variety accomodating all learning styles and keeping everyone engaged. Excellent programme and is a clear learning tool to address the issues with young people.

Escape the TrapPractice ManagerBeufort Care GroupBournemouthBeufort Care GroupBournemouth Learning Centre

I really enjoyed this course. It was very informative and I can now recognise differing types of behaviour and early warning signs in relationships.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

This training increased my understanding of the characteristics of abusive relationships. Cathy’s knowledge and experience was invaluable.

Escape the TrapYouth AdvisorBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

The training provided a good mix of discussions, interesting visuals and lecture. Cathy was enthusiastic and committed and this motivated the participants well.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and am looking forward to using it to help the young people I am working with. It increased my understanding and awareness of teenage relationship abuse. The trainer kept me engaged across the three days which is excellent.

Escape the TrapSocial WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I have found the Escape the Trap programme extremely beneficial and feel more equipped to work with young people who are experiencing abusive relationships. Thank you for creating such a comprehensive programme.

Escape the TrapAdvanced Social Work PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Increased my knowledge giving me a better understaning of teenage relationship abuse. Training provided a good balance between information provided, group discussion and individual work.

Escape the TrapFamily Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

I liked the ideas of art and creative ways to express views, feelings and concerns. I hope to use them in my practice.

Escape the TrapBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really useful training – thorough and interesting both through input from trainer and group discussions. Went away with skills to run a group.

Escape the TrapEarly Family Support PractitionerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth Learning Centre

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapSocial Worker, MASH Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really interesting and informative. Excellent pace, handouts and tools! I really enjoyed this training and would highly recommend to colleagues.

Escape the TrapMASH Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This training has really changed the way I perceive the control and abuse within dynamics of romantic relationships. I got more out of the training than expected!

Bournemouth Borough Council

Escape the TrapCSE Social WorkerBournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

This is an invaluable training course that I will definitely use it with young people. Thank you for creating this course and sharing it with others!

Bournemouth Borough CouncilBournemouth

Really opened my eyes to how a teenager views relationships.

Escape the TrapPastoral LeaderWinton and Glenmoor AcademiesBournemoutBournemouth

A wonderfully comprehensive, easily accessible and engaging resource. Great trainer – knowledgeable and engaging!

Escape the TrapSupport Worker / Snr. PractitionerBorough of PoolePoole, Dorset

This training is accessible for the facilitator as the programme is for young people. It encourages a comprehensive overview, understanding and insight into teenage behaviours and relationships.

StudentSuffolk

This was excellent training with good materials and helpful insights and stories from the knowledgeable facilitators. Looking forward to running the course!

Who's in Charge? TrainingChief ExecutiveHomeStartCentral Beds

Thank you for the excellent and fun training. I enjoyed every part of it!

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

I feel confident and have gained greater knowledge in child to parent violence & abuse.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSenior PractitionerSouthend Borough CouncilSouthend on Sea

Really nice, approachable trainers who were happy to answer questions and had a wealth of knowledge.

Who's in Charge? TrainingRestorative Justice WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Great programme for parents who may feel they have nowhere else to turn, delivered by engaging and knowledgeable trainers. Thank you for providing this training to us!

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Brilliant! This training has been a real eye opener. I have worked in this field for the last 11 years and this course has really changed the way I will be working with families in the future. I really believe this programme will help many families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingOutreach Co-ordinatorYour SanctuarySurrey

Very good training. It has increased my knowledge and understanding of CPV greatly. The information shared will not only inform my practice as a DA Outreach Worker but also my own parenting!

Who's in Charge? TrainingDA Outreach WorkerYour SanctuarySurrey

Thank you both very much. I have really enjoyed this nformative and fun way of learning and I am looking forward to facilitating our own programme.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse AdviserWight DASHIsle of Wight

I really enjoyed this training and look forward to delivering the programme. Really engaging and supportive trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Domestic violence & Abuse workerSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Cathy and Carole were engaging and facilitated this training very well together. I instantly felt comfortable and found the training interesting and enjoyable. My confidence has grown.

Outreach Worker Children & Young PeopleSouthern Domestic Abuse ServicePortsmouth

Really enjoyable and informative training. Thank you.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

This was an informative, interactive and relaxed course with two very competant and friendly trainers. I would recommend this course to anyone working with families.

Who's in Charge? TrainingDomestic Abuse Prevention Advocate (DAPA)Wight DASHIsle of Wight

I have worked with families for approximately 20 years – aways keen to learn new “skill ways”. Who’s in Charge? has given me completely new insight into managing CPV situations and dynamics.

Who's in Charge? TrainingFamily Support Worker, Early Help & Prevention TeamPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Very experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

Who's in Charge? TrainingYouth Justice Officer/Social WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

A really good training, very realtive to my role with families. The three days were packed full of information.

Who's in Charge? TrainingSpecialist Family Support WorkerPortsmouth CouncilPortsmouth

Training was brilliant and beneficial to my practice.

Who's in Charge? TrainingPortsmouth

Who's in Charge? Training London 2016

Who's in Charge? Training Portsmouth 2016

A great course, a great programme and great facilitators. Carole and Cathy were very easy to get along with, approachable, informative and listened as well as generating interesting discussions and ideas which made the training exiting, not forgetting a good mix of humour and fun. I left feeling very inpatient to get the programme up and running and using my new found knowledge in my one to one work as a Family Support Worker.Many thanksMarie

WIC? Programme Training for Facilitators June 2014

This course will give parents confidence to believe in themselves, and to try out new strategies for dealing with behaviours from their children.

Programme Family Support Worker, Youth Offending, Team Slough

I love the way this training offers a new view of parenting, without blame. It follows this up with simple, attentive methods of parenting by assisting a shift of attitude, so that a small change may be as effective in changing a child’s behaviour.

Who's in Charge? 2016

I HAVE NEVER ENJOYED TRAINING AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN I ATTENDED THE FREEDOM PROGRAMME. WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

FREEDOM PROGRAMME NOVEMBER 2014 (SUDBURY)

Challenging, informative, fun! No stone left unturned. Thank you Cathy and all attendees who made it possible!

Freedom Programme Training Nov 2014

I attended the Freedom Programme facilitator training in London in May 2013. Cathy was the trainer, her approach to the topic, her enthusiasm and genuine empathy and warmness made this one of the best training events I have ever attended over a long and varied professional career. I intend to undertake further training events delivered by Cathy. She is absolutely brilliant.

Freedom Programme

Cathy took us through an intense 3 days of learning on a very sensitive subject. As the sessions were very interactive and facilitated in a very relaxed style I did not feel overwhelmed. I feel very confident to take this learning forward and facilitate the Freedom Programme.

The Freedom Programme Training

Three days of very enjoyable and interactive training. Cathy delivers the sessions in a fun and memorable way. Really excited about running the classes and turning women’s lives around. Thanks Cathy! Tracy from Pandora Project.

The Freedom Programme

I really enjoyed the Freedom Programme, it was a really fun and enjoyable experience. Cathy is very passionate and delivered the course fantastically. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer.

The Freedom Programme Training

Escape the Trap training, Suffolk 2016

Really informative course. Although a very serious subject the course was made to be fun and very interactive. It is really thought provoking and helps to better understand the needs and issues of young people. Fantastic three day course. Thank you.

Escape the Trap - Fantastic Training

Fantastic training delivered by Cathy over 3 days. I have now run the programme with a group of young women and had a fantastic response. I have previously worked alongside targeted programmes for young people, but Escape the Trap is by far the best and the easiest to deliver.

Teenage Relationship Abuse Programme

The training delivered by Cathy was fantastic. I have truly had by eyes opened to such a massive and under valued issue and our community centre is looking forward to starting our group and starting to very slowly change opinions and help the woman in our community.

Eye Opening Training

I was originally trained by Cathy as a Freedom Programme Facilitator in 2006; completed a variety of domestic violence related courses; and Escape the Trap in 2013. Cathy is an innovative, dynamic and approachable trainer who inspires confidence with her full knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and related issues.More recently I shadowed Cathy delivering the Freedom Programme Facilitators Training in Sudbury and London observing the beneficial changes to the delivery of the programme. Cathy is a true professional who is passionate in the training she delivers. Thinking of updating your Freedom Programme Facilitators Training or embarking on Escape the Trap to help our youth of today recognise what a healthy relationship should feel like? You will learn much more than a training manual can teach you so do not miss out!

Fantastic Training

Fantastic training! Completed the Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop. Opened my eyes to understand the issues in more depth. Cathy is an inspirational trainer and I have learned a lot I didn’t know about domestic abuse

Fantastic Training!

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter. Cathy and I are also the UK trainers for the Who’s in Charge? child to parent violence programme and Cathy is a true professional. We have had immense fun facilitating the programmes that we run and we have met some amazing parents. Flag up your interest now, this is one not to be missed!

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