Communities are often the first to know about violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence however the way we respond isn’t always helpful.
The ‘ask me’ scheme aims to improve the community’s response to survivors of abuse by training members of the community to become “ambassadors”. The idea is that these ambassadors would find ways of starting conversations, find opportunities to share their knowledge and when someone discloses to them, be able to provide a helpful supportive response including signposts to local specialist services.
To become an ambassador you will need to be over 18 and successfully complete a free 2 day training course. After successfully completing the course, ambassadors are free to spend as much or as little time on their role as they wish, all we ask is that they fill in a short questionnaire once a month to let us know what they’ve been up to.
At present the “ask me” scheme is currently only open to those who live, work, study or volunteer in Cardiff. If you are interested in becoming an “ask me” ambassador but are from another area of South Wales please contact [email protected] to be notified of when the scheme comes to your area or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates.
***Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have paused face to face training. We are however working on adapting the course for online delivery so please check back here for updates or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for announcements of new course dates.***Register interest
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