For professionals in Wales

Hafan Cymru and SafeLives are pleased to be able to offer Wales-based practitioners fully-funded spaces on specially commissioned training courses for Idvas and Service Managers. These courses are offered as part of the Welsh Government’s commitment to the ongoing implementation of the National Training Framework for Wales on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

SafeLives Independent domestic violence advisor (Idva) training

13 (2)

This qualification is accredited by OCNLR and is recognised as suitable for all group 4 practitioners. The course enhances practical knowledge, helping services to provide the best possible support for domestic abuse victims, survivors and their children. The training is supported by relevant specialists from many different fields, including the criminal justice system, family law, child protection, sexual assault referral centres (Sarcs) and housing services.


30th January - 1st February

18th - 20th March

15th - 17th April

28th - 30th May

31 (2)

Training for service managers

This OCNLR accredited course was developed for the Welsh Government, based on SafeLives’ established training package for service managers, and is aimed at those who lead violence against women, other forms of gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence services. This training is suitable for all group 5 practitioners.


4th & 5th February

25th & 26th March


The venue for both courses is the Hafan Cymru conference facility in Carmarthen:

Stephens Way,
SA31 2BG