The evidence-based Gateway Programme is built on the principles of respect and empowerment for those who are/have experienced domestic abuse. The content and structure builds awareness and understanding within a sensitive, safe, risk managed environment promoting informed future options and choices.
Create a safe space for mutual support
Promote an active understanding of the dynamics of controlling relationships.
Increase understanding of where the responsibility for abusive behaviour lies.
Reduce isolation, self-blame, denial and minimisation.
Use person centred active experiential methods, respecting the privacy of past/present personal circumstances.
Consider attitudes and beliefs that support abusive behaviour.
Improve safety planning strategies.
Increase understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on parenting skills and children’s lives.
Consider potential early warning signs in new relationships.
Identify support mechanisms through formal and informal provision.
The following training and accredited process is required for agencies and organisations to implement safe multi agency, risk managed Gateway Programme provision:
Those applying for Accredited Gateway Facilitator Training must have pre requisite knowledge/experience/training in domestic abuse.
Attendance of initial accredited Gateway Programme facilitator training events. 1 day for Group Gateway – 2 days for One to One Gateway Facilitator Training
Access to Gateway Programme Facilitator Manuals and current portal access to resources and session plans.
Submission of a completed, accredited Gateway Facilitator Portfolio including awareness of risk and safety review and management.
Evidence of co facilitation of one full Group Gateway Programme provision (Group Facilitator Accreditation only).