Foyle Women’s Aid established AVERT in June 2006 as the training arm of Foyle Womens Aid and further developed Avert as a social enterprise in July 2010 specialising in adult safeguarding and child protection, to meet organisational need and external demand. Avert are committed to providing a range of high quality, specialist training which promotes a positive, preventative and proactive approach to domestic abuse.
Avert are an OCN accredited centre and have already successfully delivered a number of OCN accredited training programmes and is fast becoming a recognised ‘lead provider’ of domestic and sexual abuse training to all of the professional bodies across the North West who work with victims and families who experience domestic and sexual abuse. Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCN NI) is a nationally recognised Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland) Open College has accredited Training Courses written by Avert, and all participants who successfully complete an OCN Course will be awarded a Certificate ( Level 1 or Level 3 ) from the Open College.
Avert have an ‘Investors in people award,’ which we received in 2012 – Investors in people standard.
Avert Training is designed for external agencies such as schools, youth/community groups and the workplace, and to professionals working directly within the field of family support & intervention or who work within the field of domestic abuse.
The training programme includes Basic Awareness of Domestic abuse, Models and Theories of Domestic Abuse, Domestic abuse first aid (Dealing with Disclosure & asking the question), The Impact of Domestic abuse on Children and the Mind of a Perpetrator.