4 types of Sunflower Champions
Community Champions (J9)
Community – or J9 - Champions are provided with a half day training session that seeks to help delegates gain an understanding of domestic abuse, to recognise and respond to victims and understand how to refer that person to appropriate help and support. A Community Champion can be anyone amongst local business and services who comes into contact with the public regardless of their job role. This is our ‘help on the high street’ approach.
Lead Champions (Agency)
Lead Champions training is a one day training session that combines the Community Champion training with additional half day training on dynamics of domestic abuse, risk and emergency safety planning. The Lead Champions role is to support the community champions and wider colleagues within their organisation and across the champions’ network by giving enhanced practical help and support when needed. This may include provision of advice and guidance associated with a speciality or particular area of expertise e.g. Housing, Mental Health or policing, or sharing of domestic abuse information and materials.This is our workplace based approach.
Strategic Champion training is one day. This is a standalone training day for those Champions whose role it is to act as an ambassador and leader for domestic abuse policy and practice development within their organisation, influencing decisions and direction to ensure domestic abuse is fully understood and embedded throughout whilst supporting the local domestic abuse partnership Strategy and local priorities. Delegates do not have to attend the Community or Lead Champion training. The Strategic Champion training covers the Hertfordshire Strategy for tacking Domestic Violence/Abuse as well as National strategies, lessons learned and how to implement good practice.
J9 Train the Trainer (development opportunity)
Ahalf day training session for anyone wishing and able to deliver the Community Champion training within their organisation or locality but who would benefit from gaining the skillset to assist in the delivery of training. This session covers group dynamics, presentation skills, dealing with difficult trainees, managing questions etc.