H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy (Helping Other People Everyday) offers high quality training & consultancy in domestic abuse, sexual violence/abuse and safeguarding.
H.O.P.E was established by Meena Kumari in 2008 and has trained a number of professionals in a variety of safeguarding subjects. Meena has a great passion and commitment towards campaigning, raising awareness and working with professionals to ensure that domestic abuse, sexual violence & safeguarding is always at the forefront.
Meena has worked in frontline services since 2005 and has worked with victims, perpetrators and children/ young people. In 2008 Meena was awarded the Leicester Young Achiever Award (part of women of achievement awards) and in 2015 Meena was shortlisted as a finalist as part of the Iranian & Kurdish Women's Rights organisation IKWRO Awards for her work in combating Honour Abuse and Forced Marriages. Meena has previously been a Magistrate and sat in adult and family court.
In January 2020 Meena started studying PgCERT in Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding at Worcestershire University part time. In April 2020 Meena set up the national H.O.P.E Calls looking at domestic abuse within Black & minority ethnic communities during Covid-19. Meena is currently working (started in July 2020) as part of a small research team looking at Understanding barriers and challenges that small grassroots organisations face in accessing funding at the local level- this is being led by Dr Olumide Adisa from Suffolk University.
H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy is always committed to offering a high service and welcome any questions/enquiries for training and or consultancy.
H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy can offer providers that are bidding for new contracts around Domestic Abuse/ Sexual Violence support with tender writing and interview processes. Please contact H.O.P.E for further details. Current consultancy work is focusing on measuring service's performance against quality standards.
This Forced Marriages & Honour Based Abuse course has taught me so much as a teacher of young people and what i need to be looking out for.
- Teacher 2018
I cannot recommend the training that Meena has delivered enough! This Domestic Abuse & Children course has really showed me the impact domestic abuse can have on children
- Social Worker 2019
Supporting Young people affected by CSE and sexual abuse can be difficult at times but this training course has really showed me what more we can be doing as foster carers
- Foster Carer 2020