Training for professionals (2010)
Training for professionals in health care, justice, social welfare and education was held in summer 2010, and included 8 separate days aimed at the different sectors. The training included the importance of financial independence for women survivors, special schemes that can be accessed in regard to employment and training for women survivors, as well as domestic violence more generally, and how to access help and refer women.
Thre project entitled ‘Dignity for Domestic Violence Survivors’ included as much of the Commission’s action plan as possible, such as a National Awareness Campaign, Training for professionals who come into contact with women escaping or living with domestic violence (police, legal, health, educational professionals, social workers, public service employment advisors), and a prevalence study on domestic violence
(first ever in Malta).
Aims and objectives
Development of standards for shelters to include provision for inclusion of victims of domestic
violence within the labour market: This component is ongoing through the Subcommittee on Service Development.
Development of co-ordination plans including protocols for sectors involved in domestic violence including:
- government entities
- health service providers
Results and impact
The training was generally very well attended – it aimed to train 60, but in fact managed to train over twice that number, 128 in all. The least well attended session was that for the legal professionals. The training also included a final day where representatives of the various attendee professionals met together to work out better ways of working together and to come up with a draft protocol.
European Commission Justice
Stakeholder, Firstname: Commission on Domestic Violence
Duration: 8 days
Nr of beneficiaries: public
Nuts code: 3