CAVS Forthcoming Events & Training

Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Advanced Mental Health First Aid Training

An Introduction to Domestic Abuse within BME communities

Castle Point Partnership IT Programme

Castle Point Voluntary And Community Sector (VCS) Forum

Voluntary Sector Training


Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training 

 The Change Project (formerly Relate) in partnership with CAVS
Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm

  • Identifying domestic abuse and understanding the legislation
  • Awareness of assessment, risk and safety planning
  • Understanding the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Team and Conferences
    (MARAT and MARAC) process
  • Identifying perpetrators and the services available. Responding to make victims
  • Understanding the links between domestic violence, child abuse and abuse against adults with care and support needs.

Charge applicable. To book click here.


Advanced Mental Health First Aid Training

InterAct in partnership with CAVS
Tuesday 13th February 2018, 9.45am - 4.45pm

What you say, how you say it, and how well you listen can have a profound impact on someone who is emotionally distressed or having a difficult time. Everyone can learn and benefit from MHFA skills.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is an interactive and practical training course to help you spot the early signs of a mental health problem. It will equip you with tools and techniques to help you, your friends, family and colleagues.

Charge applicable. To book click here.


An Introduction to Domestic Abuse within BME communities

SOS Domestic Abuse Projects in partnership with CAVS
2nd March 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Free to CAVS Members

This day session will look at the issue of Domestic Abuse within BME communities and the additional challenges and barriers BME women can face.  The session will look at Honor Based Abuse and Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation and No Recourse to Public Funds.  The session will look at:

  • the reasons and motivations for Honor Based Abuse (HBA) and Forced Marriage (FM).  It will highlight the  signs and indicators of HBA and FM and will outline best practice when dealing with victims. 
  • definitions and types of FGM and the reasons given for why it is carried out.  It will include information on prevalence rates, legislation and best practice for supporting girls and women affected by it. 
  • legislation, support initiatives and legal responsibilities when supporting women and families who are NRPF.

 This session is for all professionals who may come into contact with affected girls and women including teachers, midwives, social workers, support workers and mental health workers.

To book click here.


Castle Point Partnership IT Programme

Job searches, IT skills and more, available for free in a variety of locations across Castle Point. Click here to see what support services are on offer near you


Castle Point Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Forums

After asking members and listening to their suggestions CAVS have rebranded their Future Needs Forums as the Castle Point Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Forum.  Representatives from local groups and charities are welcome to come along to hear from the guest speakers, network with other attendees and share ideas for potential partnership working in an informal environment. We'll have tea, coffee and cakes too so do come and join us!

Read the notes from the meeting on 21st February 2017.

Past meeting notes:

22nd November 2016

20th September 2016

17th May 2016


If you would like to know more please contact Janis Gibson at CAVS.  

All meetings take place at The Tyrells Centre.


Voluntary Sector Training 

CAVS is working in partnership with Voluntary Sector Training (VST), an independent charity, to provide high quality, affordable and local training to the voluntary and community sector across Essex. VST runs an open programme of training covering key topics relevent to the sector and tailored training specifically arranged to meet particular needs of organisations. For a current training programme or more information, call 01371 876747 or visit www.voluntarysectortraining.org.uk/courses