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Welcome to First Light Training

Empower yourself and your team to tackle the pressing issues of sexual and domestic violence with First Light Training.

With our comprehensive courses, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to effectively respond to disclosures and create a safer environment for all.

Welcome to First Light Training

Empower yourself and your team to tackle the pressing issues of sexual and domestic violence with First Light Training.

With our comprehensive courses, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to effectively respond to disclosures and create a safer environment for all.

Why Choose First Light Training?

In a world where sexual violence and domestic abuse continue to affect countless lives, it’s essential to be equipped with the right tools. Statistics reveal that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, highlighting the urgency of our mission.

First Light is a trusted leader in the field, with 25 years of specialised support in the South West. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the 15% increase in individuals supported for domestic abuse and sexual violence last year alone.

Good to have the opportunity to discuss topics and have relevant case studies.

I welcomed the fact the material was tailored to our current area of work”

“Trainers were very knowledgeable and some good signposting and resources that I will be able to use in my role.”

Our Training Courses

Our courses are meticulously designed to foster early intervention, enhance understanding, and provide essential support. Choose from a variety of courses, including:

Confidence in Your Response

  • Interpersonal skills for responding to disclosures
  • Understanding the impact for survivors
  • Trauma-informed practice

ABC’s of Domestic Abuse

  • Increase in understanding of domestic abuse
  • Trauma-informed approach to responses
  • Professional terminology and myths

ABC’s of Sexual Abuse

  • Increased understanding of sexual abuse
  • Trauma-informed approach to responses & disclosures
  • Criminal justice process and support pathways

Challenging Perceptions

  • Understanding societal, cultural, and historical impacts on survivors
  • Challenging myths and victim blaming
  • Trauma-informed lens for supporting VAWG

“I liked the mix between theory and practice. It all felt quite up to date and as though a lot of work had gone into developing the course.

The trainers are clearly passionate about their work and this made the training engaging and informative.”

Ready to Empower Yourself?

Take the first step towards empowerment with First Light Training.

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Meet Our Trainer - Clare

Hi, I’m Clare, your dedicated trainer at First Light. With extensive experience in front-line support and sexual violence advocacy, I am deeply passionate about raising awareness of domestic and sexual abuse, understanding the impacts, and working together to support those affected.

Throughout my career, I’ve developed internal training for staff and conducted sessions for prestigious institutions like Exeter and Plymouth Universities, Royal Navy Police, Devon & Cornwall Police Officers, and students. I can’t wait to discuss how our training can benefit you and your organisation.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to equip professionals and organisations with the knowledge and skills needed to create safer spaces, free from domestic abuse and sexual violence.

FAQ's

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting, our training is adaptive and welcoming to individuals of all backgrounds. We offer both virtual and face-to-face sessions to accommodate your needs and preferences.

 

Do you need to be a specialist to attend training?

No, our training is adaptive and welcoming to individuals with varying levels of expertise. We tailor our courses to your background, knowledge, and objectives.

Can training be in person?

Absolutely! Our courses can be booked as virtual or face-to-face sessions, depending on availability and cost. When opting for in-person sessions, additional fees for venue and travel expenses may apply.

Do you offer refresher courses for previous attendee’s?

Yes, absolutely, we would offer this as a bespoke session. Generally suggest this is completed every 2-3years following training.

Do you offer discount for larger bookings?

Yes, we are able to offer a discount for larger organisations. This is discussed in initial consultation.

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Fantastic! Throughly enjoyed it”

The tools and examples were spot on and have made me much more aware of domestic abuse.[I] feel confident about the risks and how to make appropriate referrals.”
General Practitioner
“Absolutely fantastic course. So interesting and First Light having first-hand experience to share with us, made it more engaging.”
Staff member, Exeter University.

More information

About First Light

First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Our services

If you’re experienced sexual violence or domestic abuse, First Light are here to help you find a way through and move towards a brighter future.

Get involved

Whether you’re donating your time, your skills or your money, there are lots of ways you and your business can get involved to support the work we’re doing at First Light.