Online training & webinars

Upcoming Training

Webinar: Animal Abuse as a Strategy of Coercive Control and an Introduction to Specialist Animal Fostering Services.

This free, training session aims to increase awareness about the dynamics of animal abuse as a strategy of coercive control used by perpetrators. The specific learning outcomes are:

• To increase understanding about how and why perpetrators abuse animals to coerce, control and entrap human victim-survivors of domestic abuse
• To raise awareness about the implications of animal abuse in the context of domestic abuse for all victim-survivors – adults, children and animals
• To promote the importance of considering animals in the safety plans of families escaping domestic abuse and provide professionals with practical tools and resources to do this.

The training sessions are 2.5 hours each and are delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

They will be as interactive as possible using a range of resources to appeal to different learning styles. There will also be a 30-minute Q&A at the end of the session and participants will receive training materials and resources following the session.

Please register for your preferred course below:

Understanding Animal Welfare In Violent Homes


With our expert panel:

Hosted by Vicki Betton BA (Hons), PGDip IDM, PR and Comms for Links Group, Veterinary Policy and Campaigns Manager for PDSA

Paula Boyden BVetMed, MRCVS, Links Group Chair & Dogs Trust Veterinary Director

Mike Flynn, Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent

Caroline Allen MA, VetMB, CertSAM, MRCVS, RSPCA Chief Vet

Sean Taylor BVSc, MRCVS, Veterinary Expert Witness

Our group of experts will provide practical guidance and advice for veterinary teams by discussing a range of scenarios and answering questions live.

Understanding Animal Welfare In Violent Homes

This course will be of interest to professionals working with families with pets and will help them to recognise those at risk of physical and mental abuse.

The course is only available via the virtual college. Click on the image above to view a short YouTube video.

To acces the course, click on the button below.