Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 Training

On 29 April 2015, the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act. The legislation aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to such abuse and violence and was subject to rigorous scrutiny through the legislative process

The Act will amongst other things:

  • Improve arrangements to promote awareness of, and prevent, protect and support victims of gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Introduce a needs–based approach to developing strategies which will ensure strong strategic direction and strengthened accountability

  • Ensure strategic level ownership, through the appointment of a Ministerial Adviser who will have a role in advising Welsh Ministers and improving joint working amongst agencies across this sector

  • Improve consistency, quality and join-up of service provision in Wales


The Welsh Government, in partnership with stakeholders has developed nationally available training products to meet the outcomes for specific groups of the National Training Framework.

A 45 minute eLearning package, designed around the outcomes of group 1 of the National Training Framework will be available on the Learning@NHSWales portal and the All Wales Academy, accessible to all public service staff and available free of charge.