Dragonfly Workshops continue to produce Champions in the community, and we thank you! Dragonfly Champions are people who have completed our free, four-hour workshop. After completing the one-day course, Champions are able to act as signposts for people experiencing domestic abuse.
That might be someone experiencing it directly, or who may know someone who is. They are points of contact in the community who have training that can help direct someone to the right services for their situation. n 2023, we trained 849 new Dragonfly Champions, which is a new record! That’s just over 5000 new Champions since the workshops started. We asked Tammie, who recently completed the workshop, to tell us why she thought it was worth doing.
2023 Dragonfly Champions
Tammie’s Dragonfly experience
I heard about the Dragonfly Workshop from a colleague who was doing the course. I was interested in taking part myself and asked if I could be considered with some of my team mates. I was not sure what to expect at the start, apart from it giving me more knowledge on domestic abuse. I only had a very rough idea of how many people suffer abuse, but didn’t realise just how many. So, I was very surprised by the number of people who suffer in silence. Before Dragonfly, I also didn’t realise how to get support. So, my biggest takeaway was the amount of support that is actually out there.
As someone who delivers social care training in apprenticeships, I found the workshop very interesting. The trainers were very knowledgeable and answered any questions the group had with confidence. And I am now able to support others who may be suffering or would like to know more.
Learning and development
The Dragonfly course has also helped in my continuing professional development (CPD). This workshop provided and equipped me with the knowledge to support and signpost other people who may be suffering. I know someone who is suffering and I’ve referred them to services that can support them. I would definitely recommend the Dragonfly workshop.
It’s for people who want to support others by becoming a champion in their community. I receive the quarterly newsletter, which is interesting to read and wear my dragonfly pin all the time. When people comment about it, I can tell them what it is for. If you’d like to do a Dragonfly Workshop, you can register for free. Please note this is for over 18s.
Thank you for your feedback, Tammie!
Our partners over at My Learning Cloud have an 80 minute e-learning course that covers domestic abuse for those that require a level 2 awareness of Domestic Abuse qualification.