Imkaan has over two decades of delivering learning and development through workshops, training, seminars and other fora.
Our training programme is uniquely informed by grassroots responses to violence against women and girls within a BME context. Each course is designed to cover key areas including impact, promising practice in relation to disclosure, risk assessment and support planning, current and changing law and practice.
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Imkaan is a nationally approved training and learning centre to deliver education and training programmes with educational institution the Open College Network London.
Our suite of bespoke programmes are uniquely informed by grassroots responses to violence against women and girls and specialist learning within a BME and equalities context. Each course is designed to cover key areas including impact, promising practice in relation to disclosure, need and risk assessment, support planning, current and changing law and practice. Our courses provide contextual analysis of BME women and girls experiences and offers integrated approaches and intersectional analysis of violence against BME women, young women and girls.
Imkaan is also accredited by the Law Society to provide a Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme for lawyers and legal practitioners. Programmes are specifically aimed at providing legal advocates with an opportunity to increase knowledge about violence against women and girls in relation to family, criminal, civil and human rights law.
Our training programmes are beneficial to all statutory bodies including the police, local authorities, social services, health and well-being services and education institutions, as well as violence against women and girls sector staff and other voluntary sector organisations who are seeking to improve awareness on violence against women and girls within a BME context.
Our training courses can be booked for your whole staff team or multi-agency teams, tailored to your own work context
It takes considerable resource to organise our trainings, so please do not book a place unless you are committed to attending. If you are unable to attend, you must notify 2 days prior to the training date. If you do not attend, and you haven't notified the training team 2 days prior to the training date, you will be invoiced £50.00.
Expert-led sessions on Quality Standards: 10.11.20 10am - 12pm
This expert-led training is provided by Imkaan through the Ascent project and is part of the London VAWG Consortium. Imkaan's national framework assists specialist 'by and for' BME organisations and commissioners in evidencing and understanding the quality of services this sector provides. The session is aimed at Black and minoritised women practitioners in the London BME ending VAWG sector, and provides a focus on Imkaan's Quality Assurance frameworks which are part of the initiatives in the area of ending violence against BME women and girls. Participants will learn about what the framework is comprised of and how it can benefit their by and for organisations.
Maximum of 12 participants
Expert-led session Working with Young BME Women: 07.12.20 10am - 12pm
This expert-led training is provided by Imkaan through the Ascent project and is part of the London VAWG Consortium. The session is aimed at Black and minoritised women in the London BME ending VAWG sector. Imkaan is committed to archiving and amplifying young BME women's voices. The session will outline the importance of working with young BME women within an intersectional approach to violence against women and girls. During the session, participants will identify some of the specific issues affecting young BME women and explore the ways in which services can meaningfully address and support young women, from service design and delivery through to evaluation. By the end of the session, participants will have a better understanding of violence against young BME women, the context of young BME women's lives and how to improve and develop appropriate responses towards them.
Maximum of 12 participants
Two day accredited training: Understanding Forced Marriage & 'Honour-based' Violence: 09 & 16. 12.20 10 am - 4pm: Attendance at both days required
This two day OCN London Accredited programme is provided by Imkaan under the Ascent project and part of the London VAWG Consortium. The programme aims to develop learners knowledge and skills around responding to these forms of violence, including understanding the roots of forced marriage and ways it intersects with other forms of violence The course will explore research and how different communities are historically affected by forced marriage and 'honour-based' violence, and the importance of effective intervention. By the end of the two days, learners will have a broader understanding of impact, and will have strengthened their practice in identifying risk factors and how to use strategies to best support and safeguard women and girls experiencing /or at risk of these forms of violence against women and girls. The programme is aimed at practitioners who work directly or indirectly with survivors, particularly BME women. Practitioners also include social workers, housing support, health and education staff, police and those working within the criminal justice system.
Maximum 12 participants
If you are interested in attending any of the sessions please email email@example.com for a booking form.
What do participants say about our training?
“An empowering space to be with like-minded young Women”
‘Really great training with a much needed space for discussions”
“Really enjoyed the training, it has influenced my practice! The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and challenged my language and statements appropriately, this encouraged self-reflection."
"I appreciated the time and effort that has gone into this training….I would highly recommend to all social care professionals, not just within the VAWG sector! Thank you”
“I thought the training was excellent, I had awareness about DV and BME, but after two days of this training, it just brought my understanding to another level! I thought the trainer delivered the material in a very creative and animated way to keep us engaged and really grasp the subject matter….Have booked myself onto another training”
“ Thank you for the training and a chance to network”
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