There are recordings our of webinars which were delivered online across 2020 with thanks to funding from London Community Foundation and the Home Office. The webinars cover a wide range of topics and were delivered by our expert Trainers, Project Managers and specialists within the sector. The webinars are all subtitled. 

With each webinar there is:

  • The recording split into parts
  • A transcription
  • A certificate of attendance
  • The presentation slides
  • Extra reading material/resources. 

If you have any issues or feedback please contact training@avaproject.org.uk. 

Helen Bonnick has been working in the field of child to parent violence and abuse for over ten years, raising awareness of this hidden form of family violence through writing, consulting and speaking at training events. In this webinar she will open up what is currently known about CPVA - including what we have learned through lockdown - and suggest ways in which we can all work to support families affected.

After many years of campaigning and lobbying, children have now been acknowledged as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the Domestic Abuse Bill that is currently making its way through parliament. This webinar will offer an in depth review of the implications of the provisions in the Bill as well as guidance on how services can begin to prepare themselves for when the Domestic Abuse Act comes into force in 2021.

Alcohol is well known to be linked with a greater risk of domestic abuse happening, and during COVID-19 there has been evidence of an increase in both alcohol consumption and domestic abuse. But what is the connection? And how can we support survivors who are affected by alcohol and domestic abuse? This webinar will provide an overview of the current research about the links between alcohol use and domestic abuse and offer guidance to working with families living with these issues. 

This webinar looks at the changing nature of working with families who have experienced or who are at risk of domestic abuse, during Covid-19. 

The session includes: 

  • The additional risks posed by social isolation 
  • Managing risk remotely 
  • Creative ways of engaging with families 
  • The new DA bill and implications for children 

This is suitable for anyone working with families affected by domestic abuse and will involve a presentation and a time for interactive questions with the facilitators. 

Domestic violence has increased dramatically during this year's lockdown. At the same time, supporting survivors has become more difficult due to the Government's social distancing measures. This webinar will provide an overview of best practice for working with survivors during COVID-19 including remotely managing risk. 

This webinar will be of interest to a wide range of professionals working with people who have been affected by trauma. We will look at some of the key ways in which having close contact with trauma survivors can impact on practitioners and discuss how we can look after ourselves when working with trauma. There will be space to reflect on what you are able to put into practice for yourself as well as the support you need from your employer to maintain your wellbeing.

This webinar was presented by Jennifer Holly, Project Manager. 

As charities are working rapidly to transition their services to provide support online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding is emerging as a key concern. This webinar aims to help you navigate the complex safeguarding landscape and confidently embed key principles within your digital solutions. 

We have created a Resource Pack to go with this webinar. 

This webinar was delivered by Jo Sharpen, Policy and Projects Director and Ruth Atkinson, Project Manager. 


Many people are struggling with their mental health during this time - from increased anxiety about becoming ill to the detrimental impact of being in lockdown and isolated from friends, family and support services. This webinar is for anyone working survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and will provide information and guidance on how to support their mental wellbeing whilst social distancing guidance remains in place.

The webinar was led by Shirley McNicholas, AVA's women's mental health consultant and founder of the Drayton Park Women's Crisis House.