Training opportunities

We currently offer domestic abuse and coercive control modules 1 and 2 to Bradford Council employees, which are accessed via the Evolve Learn website – please type domestic abuse into the search bar. Internal staff can access our training and development catalogue at Evolve Learn

External learners can access our training & development catalogue at Learn & Develop Bradford

Domestic Abuse/Coercive Control- Recognising and Responding Training
We are offering Face-to-Face training sessions. Staff Welcome from all Bradford District agencies and training is FREE.

MARAC briefings are delivered regularly across the year. We also provide training for MARAC designated officers and chairs at regular intervals.

Acting on the Act learning events – in response to the new domestic abuse act we are rolling out a series of learning events focussing on aspects of the new legislation and how it will work in practice.

Safeguarding Week learning events will be different each year, we provide a full suite of learning events during this week to update and upskill our workforce on emerging issues in safeguarding.

16 Days of Action – this is period of time from 25th November – 10th December where we focus specifically on domestic abuse and sexual violence learning. Different events are held during this time for both professionals and the public.

Our Trainers

Lindsay Bridge has worked for Bradford District Metropolitan Council since June 2004. Lindsay has developed a suite of domestic abuse training for multi-agency and single agency delivery. Lindsay has worked in the domestic abuse field for 30 years and has extensive experience in working with victims/survivors, offenders and children.

She is a qualified teacher and has a keen interest in continuing professional development for herself and others. From the onset of her employment with the local authority, she has developed a pool of multi-agency trainers to work with her in developing and delivering the training on offer. Lindsay believes in working closely with local specialist support services and has a strong working relationship with her long-time friend and colleague Sue Roberts.

Sue Roberts has worked in and around the Domestic Abuse and education sectors since 2002. Similar to Lindsay, Sue is a qualified teacher and has a keen interest in her own continual professional development and supporting this in others. Sue currently works for a number of Further Education Providers, and for Bradford Council supporting, training and developing staff teams. Sue also has a strong working relationship with her long-time friend and colleague Lindsay Bridge.