Sarah Wigley is an experienced trainer and facilitator with extensive experience of developing and delivering safeguarding and domestic abuse training to both single and multi-agency learning groups across the health and social care sector. Sarah’s training is informed by frontline experience working with both survivors and perpetrators (current) of domestic abuse.
She is Hampton Trust CARA Facilitator, SafeLives Lead IDVA trainer, College of Policing DA Matters trainer (in partnership with SafeLives). Sarah has developed a preventative group work programme aimed at women experiencing non-highrisk domestic abuse. This is currently being rolled out nationally by a national charity. Sarah is as interested in the process of learning growth as much as in the content of training events.
Her ethos is that a training course does not automatically “magically” change practice – a more in-depth approach, however, can link with practitioners’ internal motivations to make effective change. Whilst professionals are all part of the “system”, the system itself needs to be steered towards a best practice approach to working with domestic abuse by the strategic decision makers.
Power is an incredible resource and when used wisely can directly positively impact the day to day lives of so many. Sarah’s approach is to build professional relationships with the areas she supports with the aim of being a resource to them. Sarah’s involvement with national organisations facilitates her sharing with areas, new ways of thinking and creative approaches that may be emerging.