Would you know what to do if a woman disclosed domestic abuse to you in Church? Do you feel equipped to support her?
If the answer to the above questions is not sure or no, then you have come to the right place.
Restored offers high-quality training to equip and enable churches to better respond to domestic abuse that takes place inside and outside churches. We strongly believe that responding well to this issue is a powerful way to be salt and light in our communities.
In 2019 we trained more than 600 women and men across England to understand, recognise and respond to domestic abuse within intimate relationships.
People attending our courses range from church leaders of all denominations to safeguarding officers, to people of no-faith who want to know more about supporting women survivors of abuse who have a Christian faith.
The training is having an impact :
'I do a fair bit of one-day training in my line of work, but I remember the day with Restored as the best.
Most challenging for me personally was the discussions around the impact of my teaching and theology on women in violent relationships - might I be encouraging them to stay and bear their suffering? I have since been contacted by a woman for emergency support, which I was able to give. Having the resources to hand was very useful; it felt a little like having a backup as I met with this situation for the first time as a minister.'
— Lead Pastor, Devon. —