Continuing with our on-going series of events focusing on front line social issues facing our communities today, we hosted a training session in partnership with Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid, centred around the subject of Domestic Violence.
Women’s Aid describe Domestic Violence as ‘the physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse of one person by another with whom they have or have had an intimate relationship’.
With over 1.3 million women suffering from Domestic Violence last year, the issue affects those from all communities and backgrounds.
The two-hour intensive training course provided interpreters with a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge and awareness around the subject matter, as well as gain practical advice and best practice tips.
Parminder Dhaliwal, from Women’s Aid, lead the days training at the Word360 offices.
What began as a session providing knowledge and awareness into Domestic Violence ended in honest and open conversations amongst the group on cultural influences and ultimately best practice to ensure positive outcomes for victims and their families.
Word360 helped over 50,000 vulnerable women and children in 2018 through our language services to the NHS, councils and charities and have vowed to continue their support of organisations combating Domestic Violence in our community.
Due to the remarkable success of this event, Word360 are repeating this event for those who could not attend.
Word360 plan to host a variety of similar courses for their interpreters in the near future, on sensitive subjects such as: mental health, palliative and end of life care, sexual health and much more.
Support and Resources
To learn more about Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid, click here
To access immediate support during a crisis, you can call the National Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247 for free, 24/7.
In the event of an emergency, always dial 999.