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Briony Williamson

Briony Williamson

Head of Training,
SafeLives

Briony Williamson is Head of Training at SafeLives, a UK charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Since joining SafeLives in 2012, Briony has developed and delivered training for a range of specialist domestic abuse practitioners and also for multi-agency professionals including police, health and social care. In the last 12 months, SafeLives has trained over 10,000 frontline staff, to improve the response received by those affected by domestic abuse. Briony is a qualified youth worker, with a background working in mental health services, and has experience in various roles in community-based domestic abuse services, including Marac Idva, court Idva, outreach worker and partner worker for court-mandated and voluntary perpetrator programmes.

  • Outlining the training offered by SafeLives around effective and safe governance, human resources and staff support and multi-agency work to improve victim support for frontline workers
  • Examining the importance of effectively training staff separately depending on their role, including frontline professionals and domestic abuse service managers
  • Highlighting the online resources available for identifying the risk victims face, such as Dash risk checklist to help support workers make an accurate and fast assessment
  • Analysing key challenges raised during training by police, frontline professionals and service managers when working with victims, including best practice guidance on how to overcome them