Domestic Abuse – Becoming Part of the Solution


1 Oct 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Summary : 

Identify domestic abuse as a course of coercive and controlling conduct


Lecture Theatre, Fire Station, Oban


Oban, Lorn and the Isles

COURSE DETAILS: This seminar will reframe domestic abuse as a display of coercive and controlling tactics designed to establish fear and a sense of entrapment in the lives of those directly affected.  Coercive control as a course of conduct sets out to achieve compliance and silence from a victimised partner and her children.


By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Identify domestic abuse as a course of coercive and controlling conduct
  • Understand the impact of coercive control on those who experience it
  • Understand why women stay
  • Identify ways we will be remembered either as part of the problem or part of the solution


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This session is a practical first time formal introduction to the topic as well as a suitable refresher study opportunity, and is aimed at all front-line staff and volunteers who come into contact with women, children and young people.  


THE FACILITATORS. Sandra Paton is currently the Change Manager with Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid.  Sandra has almost 30 years of domestic abuse service development & delivery experience.  She has also produced and delivered domestic abuse and gender based violence training extensively across Scotland over the past two decades.  Gordon Rae has over 26 years police service and is currently the Detective Inspector for Argyll and Bute Public Protection Unit having taken up the post in August 2018. His previous post was within the Public Protection Unit for Forth Valley Division where he had responsibility for Domestic Abuse and the Risk and Concern Hub.


TO BOOK A PLACE: Please book online at or email If you wish to discuss course content please contact Alex Honeyman, interagency trainer on 07833058953. You will be sent an email a week or so before the training confirming course details. If you don't receive this please get in touch, as there may be time or venue changes you need to know about.