Evaluation Feedback

Feedback following design and delivery of Domestic Abuse and Coercive Controlling Behaviour course by John Trott on behalf of SafeLives, North Yorkshire Police Domestic Abuse Officers, March 2019.

  • Fantastic!

  • It is so important that training is delivered by an experienced person who is so invested in this subject as today.

  • Very engaging, very informative, lots of knowledge.

  • Content was brilliant. Slides very engaging. Would love more training in other areas.

  • Good pace.

  • Interesting, enjoyable, informative. I enjoyed it and valuable.

  • Great input.

  • Extremely beneficial to have John's experience to draw upon. Very good and up to date training that would be beneficial to all front line/backroom staff.

  • I would like to attend the stalking and DASH training. I do not think anything extra could have been added to this 1 day course. John had a lovely manner. Great work, done with clear passion. A pleasure to meet - Thank you.

  • This training should be delivered to ALL response staff and police investigators. So relevant to the role.

Feedback following 'What Does a Good Multi-Agency Response to Stalking Training Look Like?' provided to Multi-Agency Audience, Surrey, February 2019, trainer John Trott

  • I loved the course. Can't wait to go home and research more. Course was varied, engaging and full of great content. Food and venue were also fab. Many thanks. (DA Outreach)

  • Really engaging and good of John to share his own family experiences and those experiences within the Police Force. Personal stories make the facts more resonant and hard hitting. Very enjoyable day. Good mix of talking and videos. (DA Outreach)

  • I would love to commission this training (Assistant Chief Officer, Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC)

  • Very good - Thank you. (DCI - Surrey Police)

  • Very engaging and relevant training (D/Sgt - Surrey Police)

  • The training was informative and will increase my skills when supporting my clients. It will also increase my confidence if I need to 'sensitively challenge' other professionals and they deal with /manage stalking victims. (Outreach/IDVA)

  • This has given me a good understanding of stalking and will help me with writing future internal and external communications about stalking and hopefully raise awareness. (Surrey Police Communications Team)

Feedback following Domestic Abuse and Church Responsibilities Training provided to Falmouth and Penryn Churches Together, Cornwall, February 2019, trainer John Trott

  • It was Fantastic day. Thanks so much. Reassured me that I have done “ok” over the past few weeks with a young mum and her 2 children who has left an abusive partner.

  • A very enlightening day. It helped me very much in understanding how difficult it is to leave an abusive relationship.

  • Excellent presentation. I now know that it’s okay to take sides and accept that the perpetrator had their own demons – “They chose to commit this” will be the main message I take away.

  • The course opened up the subject for me and prayerfully I will put the many suggestions into practice. Very useful.

  • Good pace, clear.

  • This course was insightful and rang bells with some people I have dealt with. Thank you.

  • A good day, very informative. The day covered all we need. We need more of these sessions in the church and local awareness places. John Trott, we think you are amazing and we look forward to you coming back within the year.

  • Nothing further to be covered – Just do it again sometime!

  • Good teaching technique – mix of talking, discussion, video, participation. Thank you. A tough subject but a helpful and “enjoyable” day.

  • A questions to ask. Great to share with others from different roles in the churches.

  • An excellent training day John!! Thank you.

  • Perhaps in the future, there could be in-built counselling available (during the training session). Statistically there will be victims of DA in any group and strong emotions/thoughts could require careful processing.

  • A question and answer session at the end of great day. I learnt loads about DA and how to recognise the signs and the day.

Feedback following MARAC Chair Training on behalf of SafeLives provided to Luton Children's Services, January 2019, trainer John Trott

  • Johns knowledge was excellent, good rapport with candidates making the training both interesting and enjoyable. The delivery was excellent and extremely inclusive. The material was very good and John obviously knew his stuff.

  • Really informative, really knowledgeable trainer

  • Really informative and will improve my practice and guidance to my team.

  • Excellent training.

  • Fantastic trainer who was very knowledgeable.

  • Presented as an expert.

  • John was knowledgeable and gave us the support needed to learn.

Feedback following Stalking SPOC "What Does a Good Stalking Investigation Look Like?" training provided to Lincoln police, Crown Prosection Service, Probation Service and other multi-agency services, November 2018, trainer John Trott

  • Very informative day, really engaging presentation. A very difficult topic which was made understandable. (Investigator ACU).

  • Very informative (Victim Lincs)

  • Very informative course (CPS Stalking SPOC / Domestic Abuse Regional Lead)

  • This was an excellent delivery by John. It was engaging. The videos certainly assisted by showing how impactive this crime is, and the course covered a huge amount. I will digest the information and seek help when necessary. I will read with interest the various publications that are available. (Missing Person Investigator)

  • Very informative session. (Superintendent – Force Control Room)

  • Thank you, John. I enjoyed the training. Useful to ensure I remain up to date for training and to know we are on the right track with future training. (Police Trainer)

  • Good day, good mix of media. Really useful day. Well done John! (Safeguarding and Mental Capacity Practitioner)

  • Thank you – really interesting and some really positive challenge and discussion. (Safeguarding and MCA Practitioner)

  • Excellent days training – thankyou. (DC – Child Protection)

  • Today gave me an opportunity to reflect on behaviours which are evident and able to be evidenced when considering investigations across the board and not just looking at substantive offences. (D/Sgt – MOSOVO)

  • Excellent training around this subject. From my point of view everything is very relevant and gives the knowledge that is needed to make a difference to the service received by victims. I have a much greater understanding around the role the police have. (Volunteer and stalking survivor)

  • I’ve been on a couple of stalking training events and this was definitely the best. (National Probation Service – Probation Officer)

  • I feel that the training was extremely informative and has changed my aspect of what we can do as the police. Fully engaging and fully explained day. (Learning and Development Police Trainer and Assessor).

  • Really good and informative. I really do think that it was a great course and feel all CID / PVP officers need to participate as well as all response officers. Videos used in the presentation were very impactive and plays on the importance of getting right first time. Important for all officers to be aware. (Domestic Abuse Officer)

  • It really got me thinking about stalking in relation to non-domestic settings and how to deal with the victim in that sense. Also, the mentality of victims when they are experiencing stalking. Everything today was really informative. (Domestic Abuse Administrator)

  • It was good to use real life experiences and hear experiences from a range of professionals. (IDVA)

  • Fantastic input. Very engaging.

  • Very engaging and personal experience is priceless and brings another relatable dimension. (Stalking and Harassment Case worker)

  • Excellent course. Good content. Trainer had such useful knowledge from past roles. I would recommend. (IDVA)

  • Very informative and information provided was engaging and interesting. (OPCC Intern)

  • As an intern with little prior knowledge the presentation was created at a level, I was able to engage with and learn from. (OPCC Intern)

  • Excellent session from John, it’s been very informative. (Crime Management Bureau Supervisor)

  • A lot of information but very useful and informative. (Custody Inspector)

  • Very informative! (Contact and Case Management Officer)

  • Front line officers would benefit from this as they go out to record crimes. If it’s recorded correctly then the necessary actions can be taken. (Case Management Officer)

  • Although this legislation is not involved in my work at the moment, it was a great informative day. I learnt so much and hope most of it will stick. So much better than an NCALT course and great to be aware there are so many agencies involved in this subject. (POLIT)

  • Very informative and covered all aspects of how to recognise stalking and/or harassment. (Force Control Room Supervisor)

  • Very good and informative training. (CSE D/Sgt)

  • Very interesting and impactive course. (Crime Management Bureau Manager)

  • I will be going away and linking this in with some areas of my work especially around hate and mate crime. Excellent day and I learnt a lot and think so many people across the service area would benefit a lot from it. (Equality and Diversity Officer)

Feedback following domestic abuse and coercive control training provided to Isle of Man multi-agency professionals, October 2018, trainer John Trott

  • Really good and helpful information. Thank you (Children and Families Practitioner)

  • Great Day, Thanks (Health Visitor)

  • Lots of great stuff was covered. (Police)

  • Very interesting day. Really engaging - thanks for the joined up working message. (Director of Social Policy)

  • Informative and engaging presentation on a very difficult and emotive subject. Thank you. (Senior Practitioner Social Work Older People

  • Well informed interactive day. (Named Nurse Safeguarding Children across Health services)

  • Fabulous training day. All content new and relevant. A thought provoking day. (School Nurse)

  • A good overview, thankyou. (Victim Support)

  • Thank you, excellent day - very informative. (Senior Practitioner Older People's Community Social Work Team)

  • Very useful and makes you think about your practice (Wraparound Manager)

  • It was comprehensive - learnt a lot. Thank you (Victim Support)

  • Thank you for a great input. I felt engaged all day. It was good to try and see it from a victims perspective and not just from the police. I'm glad you spoke with the government - might be an idea to give an input to judiciary (Magistrates) (Sergeant - MAPPU - Police)

  • Good updates re. legislation, UK practice, models and tools to look at and resources. (Health Visitor)

  • Very informative and in-depth day of information delivered in a very open and down to earth way. Please don't stop your great work. Go John! (Survivor of Domestic Abuse)

  • Good presenter. (Probation Officer)

  • The course content was very relevant and informative. Great presentation, great engagement throughout. (Probation)

Feedback following domestic abuse training provided on behalf of SafeLives to Hampshire police officers and staff, September 2018, trainer John Trott

  • It was really great to meet you yesterday and a good opportunity for me to observe such an awesome trainer delivering the session.  You really were brilliant and it was clear the learners loved you and connected with you. (Domestic Abuse Force Lead - Hampshire Police)

Feedback following Stalking SPOC "What Does a Good Stalking Investigation Look Like?" training provided to Surrey and Sussex police officers and staff, August 2018, trainer John Trott

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the day and have learnt a lot, which I will be able to use in my role. John was an engaging presenter and very experienced which made it feel real.(Review Officer)

  • This course would benefit all front line officers. Excellent delivery. (PC – SIU)

  • Really interesting training, lots of insight and opportunities to discuss and ask questions – thank you. (DA Caseworker)

  • I learnt loads (DI - SIU)

  • Fantastic input – Has made me re-think the application of the legislation and how we engage with victims. (DS - CID)

  • Think training should be delivered to all officers with the SPOC’s then continuing the ongoing training. Think Comms dep and Res Centre should also have an input to stop miss-criming at source and people being turned away before even speaking to a police officer.(PC)

  • It was an excellent presentation, there were no gaps in knowledge on information. The pace and the tone were perfect and the day was very informative. Nothing else needs to be covered. It was covered either by the presentation or the questions and answers. (PS – APT/Neighbourhood)

  • It was very beneficial and useful to learn about. Very engaging presentation! Enjoyed the day and learnt a lot about stalking. Videos were a great add on. (PC)

  • Well executed, informative and realistic information and advice. (PC – Response)

  • Really useful information (PC)

  • The course covered all parts of an investigations well and is therefore informative to all. Good course (PC)

  • Very useful to know about search powers (warrant) in relation to stalking (PC)

  • Very informative and prepares officers of all ranks to apply learning to their role. Every officer should have this input in initial training. (PC NRT)

  • Really engaging and knowledgable speaker. Practical investigative advice – Thankyou!. (DC - SOIT)

  • Very interesting and informative day. (DC - SIU)

  • Engaging day. Very interesting. (DC – SIU)

 

Feedback following Stalking SPOC "What Does a Good Stalking Investigation Look Like?" training provided to Surrey and Sussex police officers and staff, May 2018, trainer John Trott

  • A very practical course designed to enhance investigations and achieved all the objectives. Very well delivered and learnt lots. Thank you. (Review Officer)

  • Very Helpful (D/Sgt – SIU)

  • Great training. Made me feel much more confident about what I already know and has made me want to learn more. It also made me realise how much I miss attending training. (DACW – SIU)

  • Very relevant, very useful, very well presented. Thankyou (Trainer)

  • Really useful – thanks (PC)

  • I had a very enjoyable day. It was full of lots of information and I’m hoping to be able to make a difference in Sussex contact centre, moving forward. (Contact Handler)

  • What can I say? Amazing day, thank you so much. I personally feel that the training shouldn’t be changed, it covers every aspect regarding stalking. (PC – Response)

  • A lot was covered and in good detail relevant to the role. Good interaction with the group and different departments allowing experiences to be shared. (PC – Response)

  • I learned far more than I expected to. Delivered to a very high standard compared to previous courses I’ve had. I found the training really engaging and useful – good use of a rest day! I’m feeling enthusiastic about putting into practice what I’ve learned today. Thank you! (Brighton Investigations)

  •  A great session, I feel confident returning to my team and assisting colleagues in dealing with stalking offences. The videos really helped to show how serious stalking is and the whole input and sharing of experiences in the room was much better than NCALT packages. (APT)

  • Interesting, engaging presentation with some good examples. It’s hard to pitch a presentation to various roles all at once )e.g. SIU, APT and others) but you did a really great job of being all-inclusive! (PC – SIU)

  • Fabulous training and important learning points such a search power for stalking instead of needing to rely on S.18 giving a chance to find evidence before suspects delete or discard it. (APT Officer)

  • Well delivered and clearly passionate about the subject which helps deliver this too. I would like another day down the line but think a great deal was covered today. (Response)

  • Thanks you for the training today

  • Really great day. Lots of really useful information and guidance that can be applied to my everyday role. (APT PS)

  • Excellent day. So relevant to my role and has opened my eyes in relation to stalking and will change how I deal with incidents. (PC)

  • This is my opinion was full and comprehensive course covering all aspects of stalking. This was a very worthwhile course to attend. (APT)

  • Very detailed training. Knowledgeable and good advice how to deal with incidents. (SIU Western)

  • Really interesting day – it will definitely help me to feel confident in dealing with stalking cases but reassuring me that I am doing the right thing. It was good to have a trainer who has experience and isn’t just there to police bash! (Investigating officer – SIU)

  • Very informative and useful training. Great to have a mix of Sussex/Surrey and a variety of roles within the training. (Contact Centre – Supervisor)

  • Very engaging and informative, good use of videos within the input to break up the presentation. Thankyou (DS – Sussex)

  • Really interesting to share with those in other roles especially the investigation / prevention tips and barriers. Excellent use of my time. (Contact handler)

  • Great day, pleased to be part of it. (CEO – Third sector)

  • Very informative and inclusive training – thankyou J (Strategic Manager – Public Protection – Surrey)

  • Good training – helpful for my role, as I’ve had a few jobs that could have been dealt with better from the outset. Training made me think about the bigger picture and different angles/enquiries that should be considered. (Investigator – SIU)

  • Really good input with impactful information. Good supporting statistics – i.e. 21 persons impacted, 50% threats etc. Good investigation tips to consider. (PC – SIU)

  • The videos and cases were very interesting to watch and very impactive. I have learnt more than I knew before the training and what was given was very informative.

  • Really enjoyed the training. Well presented. (DC – SIU – Surrey)

  • I think it was very comprehensive given the time available. An excellent presentation.  (T/PS, APT)

  • Great use of different medias. (DA Caseworker)

  • Very good input. Presented in an engaging and relaxed style and with lots of practical examples. (Review Officer – Surrey)

  • Fantastic day and very informative. (SNT – Surrey)

  • Made me a lot more aware of severity of stalking, the links and the impact on the victim. (Contact Handler)

  • A very well presented and informative training day. I have learnt a lot of interesting and valid information. It is making me think about jobs that I will be reviewing and feel more equipped to deal with stalking and identifying stalking within. (OMU – Surrey)

  • Very interesting and good guidance. (Review officer)

Feedback following Stalking SPOC "What Does a Good Stalking Investigation Look Like?" training provided to Devon and Cornwall police officers and staff, March 2018, trainer John Trott

  • This was the first input of this nature I have attended. I found it comprehensive and informative.  I enjoyed the input and learning more about the investigation aspects. A passionate trainer makes a huge difference to me. With the quality of learning I have additional knowledge to take forward to my team. (FCC Supervisor)

  • I had little knowledge of stalking prior to this training day. I will take the learning points back to the office and will share with the team. I would anticipate an increase in stalking charges. (D/Sgt)

  • Best stalking training I have attended and I have been to a few! (D/Sgt)

  • It fully covered stalking legislation and attitudes towards victim and investigation stance by the police. Enjoyable course. (D/Sgt)

  • Crime Standards Dept and higher ranks need to attend because they influence decision making and classifications. (CMH Supervisor)

  • The training was well delivered, beneficial and interesting. (DC)

  • Enjoyed the training. I have lots I can take back to pass on to my team. (Call Handling Supervisor)

  • Very well delivered. Experience certainly showed. (CMH Manager)

  • Very informative / well presented. Many thanks. (Crime – CMH DS)

  • I hope that the training of officers will be helpful to better understand stalking. Improved VNA and DASH completion training please. (Victim Care Advocate)

  • Gatekeepers need this input re. considering stalking when looking at other offences. (D/Sgt)

  • Thanks John – job well done! (IDVA)

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the course. A great awareness of stalking covering the whole package. Hopefully it’s raised awareness to everyone attending this training to make the lives of victims safer. I feel more confident to deal with my next stalking victims and provide them a first class service. Thank you. (DAO)

  • Great input. Pitched at the right level by someone who knows his stuff. (D/Sgt)

  • I feel more confident to review and offer guidance on this subject having had this training. (D/Sgt)

  • Fully informative and interesting. I’ve had a few inputs now on stalking but found John very passionate and relevant. Thanks. (DAO)

  • Great presentation. CPS could benefit from this training. 

  • Excellent knowledge base. Course well put together. (D/Sgt)

  • I found the case study very valuable. (D/Sgt)

  • Very clear, detailed and appropriate. Thank you. This training is required for many departments – Call handlers, Response, CMH, SODAIT. (D/Sgt)

  • Very good input. (D/Sgt)

  • Training needs to be rolled out to all front line officers to increase their knowledge and better serve the victims of this crime. (D/Sgt)

© 2018 by AbuseFreeLife                              John Trott - info@abusefreelife.com / Tel - 0033 675787981

  • White Twitter Icon