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I feel the creative elements of the programme are a really powerful way of addressing the issues. Cathy’s knowledge and passion of the issue shines through.

Domestic Abuse Support Worker, Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

I really enjoyed the course and feel confident in facilitating this course with young people in my area. I think the accompanying workbooks are very user friendly.

Senior Practitioner, Southend Borough Council

“Brilliant to try and get on the inside (head) of a teenager in this modern world”


BKH Training, Suffolk

“I enjoyed the training as it was informative and fun. It was good to meet new people and share ideas and views”


Safe in Essex Worker, The Children’s Society, Essex

“Thank you for an inspiring training course. I feel ready and excited about returning to my role and running my first group. I will recommend to other professionals I feel will benefit”


Family Support Practitioner, CYPS Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

“Absolutely would recommend this training. It is always relaxed and I am able to learn loads. Trainer very approachable. I am very interested in future training. Can’t wait to deliver this training to our teenagers”


Domestic Abuse Support Worker, Judith House Refuge, Riverside Care and Support, Barnsley

“I would recommend to anyone who comes into contact with teenagers and feel there’s a need to educate around relationships both abusive and healthy”


Therapeutic Support Worker, Judith House Refuge, Riverside Care and Support, Barnsley

“This training has given me confidence to be able to support young people around the issue of relationship abuse. I will use this knowledge and resources in my 1:1 work but I am mostly looking forward to running a group. I think all practitioners working with young people should have the opportunity to go on this training. Thank you.”


Family Support Practitioner, Suffolk CYP Early Help Team, Suffolk CC

“I recommend this training as the trainer is very experienced and knowledgeable on the subject she delivers. The course format and material is clear, well laid out and provides an excellent guide in helping facilitators – ensure they cover all the key issues, as well as being accessible and appealing to young people”



Family Support Practitioner, CYPS Saxmundham, Suffolk CC

“The training has been really powerful and has had a lasting impact on how I will work with young people. It has given me a new perspective of an issue I thought I knew lots about”


Young Women's Health Project, Sexual Abuse Support Services, Sheffield

Really inspirational 3 days- highly recommended to professionals. So much to now go out and use – thank you!


Domestic Abuse Change Co-ordinator, Norfolk Children’s Services

Have really enjoyed all 3 days of this course , and am excited to start to run a group.


Family Support Practitioner, Suffolk CC

This training has given me the confidence to deliver such a worthwhile programme to young people. I have a fire in my belly. Thank you.


Family Support Practitioner, Milton Keynes

Fantastic training that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Left feeling very motivated to get a group up and running! Thank you.


Family Support Practitioner, Suffolk CC

Fantastic, thought provoking, informative training; thank you so much for helping me to support my clients better.

Family Nurse, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire

Really enjoyed the training – full of innovative ideas to get an important message across! Thank you.

Family Nurse, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire

Invaluable training. Certainly raised my awareness and empowered me with strategies to use in practice.

Family Nurse, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire


This training has given a greater insight into how young people experience relationships and how to discuss them in a safe, non-threatening manner. It will have a positive impact on my practice. Thank you.


Family Nurse, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire

This training has increased my knowledge, language and ability to discuss domestic abuse with teenagers. Thank you Cathy.


Family Nurse, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire

Thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day course which consolidated and reinforced my previous knowledge. It was put together extremely well and I am able to facilitate work within my role with young people. Many thanks.


Domestic Abuse Worker, GDAS, Gloucester

Lots to think about – the benefits of delivering this programme for young people is very evident.  Looking forward to delivery.

Manager, Women's Refuge, RotherhamManagerRotherham Women's RefugeRotherham

Escape the Trap is the complete package in terms of group delivery for a targeted group.  It also, because of the way it is structured – frees you to adapt and learn from it to use in different ways.  I feel really happy to have had this experience.  It was a good group experience and I hope I can pass this on to the young people I work with.

Youth Offending Service, RotherhamYouth Offending ServiceRotherham

Having been trained by Cathy as a Facilitator in the Freedom Programme and Escape the Trap now I can honestly say she is amazing as a trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm, she keeps the day moving along with no flat spots and you come out with a full knowledge of the subject matter.


Senior Parenting Practitioner, Suffolk
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