Uniquely memorable training that goes beyond compliance.

Training courses can be delivered in person, online or by video. Our triangular approach involves teachers, children and parents.

“What an outstanding days training that was! Marilyn is so passionate about getting the message out there and with such a wealth of knowledge I feel she could have easily kept going for another 5 hours!”
Beth Mcginn, Hampshire Fostering Network


In person, online or video

The training you need, however you need it.

We deliver our uniquely memorable training courses in-person, online or by video. Tailored to your needs, we can offer full days, involving teachers, children and parents in separate sessions.

A triangular approach

Training for teachers, children and parents

Many schools focus on training for teachers. And while that’s useful, forgetting about children and parents is a mistake. we’re constantly surprised by how many children disclose abuse after sessions.

Schools, clubs, organisations

Training for every type of organisation

Most of our training is done in schools, but we also work with clubs, organisations and governing bodies to ensure the children they are responsible are safe and free from abuse.

Is it in-person or virtual?

Great news! Our training courses are available both in-person or online.

How much does it cost?

Prices start at £45/hour depending on whether you opt for in-person or online.

Is there a certificate?

Yes! Schools will receive the Trauma Aware and Care school certificate which can be displayed on the website and letters.

Our curriculum

Tailor your training

In addition to training, we offer a full range of services to help schools counter abuse

Grooming and the abuser

Grooming is the preamble to abuse! Staff in educational, sport and musical establishments are commonly used by abusers to identify their targets. Would you be able to identify an abuser from their behaviour?

Be the child

Grooming is the preamble to abuse! Staff in educational, sport and musical establishments are commonly used by abusers to identify their targets. Would you be able to identify an abuser from their behaviour?

Caught for court

From year 5 to year 10. Life in a young offender’s institute or prison if caught carrying knives, drugs or any crime which results in a conviction and the law of Joint Enterprise.

Beauty or the Beast

From year 8 upwards, we help youngsters better understand and identify toxic v healthy relationships and friendships and how to manage them.

Internet. Sexual exploitation. Grooming

We educate from year 3 upwards to year 11 with age-appropriate content You will be able to identify those at risk and those who are the risk of abuse.

Abuse. The pitfalls

From year 8 upwards, we educate about the ever-changing risks youngsters face today – including sexting, live streaming, games, pornography, substance abuse, joint enterprise, gangs, respect, and relationships.

Book Now

Stop guessing, start acting. Book training today.

To make a booking we request you complete a quick enrollment form by clicking the book now button.

No payment is required at this stage.

In-Person Training

From  £150 /hour*

*Some bursaries are available

Virtual Training

From  £45 /hour*

*Some bursaries are available


A tried and tested approach

Read the stories of those we’ve helped.

Marilyn led a spellbinding presentation where the pupils where engaged from the outset. Her delivery, ability to capture imagination and engage the pupils is fantastic. I cannot recommend her highly enough. This is the second time we have used Marilyn from Freedom From Abuse UK to deliver training.
Jonny Spowart, Heath Mount Prep 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
Marilyn packed real punch and creditability, as an ex teacher and mother of abused children. 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. Marilyn delivered three hours of the most useful training experience I could ever provide my team.
Paul Ludlow, Dukes Education Group



These are the questions we are asked most often. If you still have questions, head over to the contact page..

In-person training can last up to 10 hours with a 30 minute morning break and 60 minute lunch break allocated. For online, virtual sessions, we can be flexible.

Yes. Whether you’re a school, a club or a business, we can host a session for your team to ensure everyone has the skills to understand, spot and tackle abuse.

You can book either online or by contacting roger.woods@freedom-abuse.org

Yes! Children can attend. However, we recommend they are only present for the joint parent & child workshops.

Whilst we’d love everyone to attend to ensure every attendee receives the appropriate time, we cap bookings to:
• Schools max 1250 pupils in a day for schools.  (Broken into age groups.)  
• Organisations max 750.  If interactive, then max 50.

To make changes to your booking please email roger.woods@freedom-abuse.org