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“ Marilyn speaks in very clear and plain English, spelling out not only the dangers and the effects of abuse but offers an informed insight into how abusers operate.”

Paul Ludlow, Dukes Education Group 

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They are completely self-paced online courses – you decide when you start and when you finish.

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Our courses are made up of extensive video lecture based modules and supporting documents on the theory.

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The first step in preventing abuse is the ability to recognise grooming behaviour.

*Please note, this is a free preview of the course. Full access granted on purchase.

Course Title:

Grooming - The preamble to abuse

Course Length:

14 video lessons (3 hrs, 10 mins)


Abuse Prevention

What you will learn from this course:

How an abuser thinks.

How to recognise an abuser.

How to tackle abuse.

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• Be the child – insight for staff on the clear link between behaviours and trauma giving schools an accredited award.

• Caught for Court – what happens behind bars when youngsters are caught in joint enterprise break the law and convicted.

• Beauty or the Beast – looking at toxic vs. healthy relationships/friendships so youngsters can make an informed decision for their lives.

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Read the stories of those we’ve helped.

The subject matter wasn't easy and Marilyn is honest and very frank, but this wasn't necessarily a bad thing and resulted in a huge level of raised awareness about the potential dangers to children. Feedback was almost all very positive and although everyone needed to take some time to 'digest what they'd learned'
Jamie Carroll St Bede's Catholic Primary School
I am unable to count the number of times that her training has been referred to throughout the past term, sometimes in difficult circumstances. In terms of value, her training is excellent and long-lasting. I would therefore recommend her strongly as part of a programme of safeguarding training.
Philip Rowe, Silcoates School
Marilyn is clear from the start of her talks that her approach is hard-hitting, blunt and to the point and she speaks with great passion, energy and emotion. Our staff found Marilyn’s personal experiences on the subject of safeguarding to be affecting and thought-provoking, taking many out of their comfort zones.
David Boyd, Latymer School
There is no doubt that Marilyn Hawes made quite an impact, as I expected she would do, and the consequent level of discussion and debate was considerable that day and in the days following.  She raised quite a few issues for us all to think about, many of which are not comfortable, and yet that is exactly what we needed from an external speaker. 
Peter Bieneman, Harrow School

Not sure where to start?

We recommend starting with “Grooming – the preamble to all abuse.” It is a course that develops all the basic skills to spot abuse.

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