Train-the-Trainer Offer

“Violence Against Women and Girls: Cause and Consequence of Women’s Homelessness”

Train-the-Trainer Offer:

RSVP in conjunction with Birmingham Community Safety Partnership are offering agencies the opportunity to attend ‘Train-the-Trainerr’ sessions for the training ‘Violence Against Women and Girls: Cause and Consequence of Women’s Homelessness’.

This will be an opportunity for staff to develop their knowledge and skills in responding to women who are rough sleeping and/or homeless, and be able to share this knowledge with colleagues and partner agencies.

The training will be delivered by experience trainers working within specialist sexual violence and abuse support services.

Training Outline:

  • Overview of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • Overview of Women’s Homelessness
  • Homeless Women’s experiences of being subjected to sexual violence and abuse
  • ‘Complex Needs’ vs. Multiple Disadvantage
  • Barriers to Women accessing appropriate services
  • Perceptions of safety
  • Support Available (locally specific information)


There is no cost for the train- the-trainer sessions, and no limit on numbers of staff who can be put forward.

Once delegates have attended the ‘Train-the-Trainer’ sessions they will be given the material (both hard copies and electronically) and can deliver the sessions to colleagues or other partners agencies.

We are asking trainers to deliver at least one training session and feedback to us, but there is no maximum limit to the number of sessions the trainers run, and they can be delivered online or face to face.

We are asking agencies to ensure that delegates they put forward will be able to attend 2 days of training, one week apart. The first session will be going through the material, the second session will be focused on delivery of the material and training skills.

Training dates:

Delegates will need to attend the two dates for one group. The venue for all of the training is Solihull Council House – specific details rooms etc. will be sent out at a later date:

Group Session 1 Session 2
Group 1 Tuesday 15th March 2022 – 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday 22nd March 2022 – 9.30am-4.30pm
Group 2 Wednesday 16th March 2022 – 9.30am – 4.30pm Wednesday 23rd March 2022 – 9.30am – 4.30pm
Group 3 Thursday 17th March 2022 – 9.30am – 4.30pm Thursday 24th March 2022 – 9.30am – 4.30pm


If you would like any further information or to put staff forward to attend the ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions, please contact Cara Donald at