Domestic Abuse and People with Learning Disabilities: How to Spot it and Stop it

Us Too: User-led training on domestic abuse, learning disabilities and autism

Photo of the Us Too Team Members
Us Too Team Members
  • “We are women with learning disabilities and autism.”
  • “We have all had experience of bad relationships.”
  • “We hope you can learn from our experiences.”
  • “We talk about how to get out of a bad relationship and have a happy life.”

If you have a learning disability you are three times more likely to experience domestic abuse.

The Office of National Statistics estimates that, last year, nearly one in five people with learning disabilities experienced domestic abuse.

Course feedback from Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre:
"Fantastic training day, loads of ideas, loved it!"
"It was really great - having [Us Too team members] share their personal thoughts and experiences really brought the whole training to life."

The ARC England Us Too team have spent the last two years using their experiences to deliver training to their peers and professionals about how to keep people with learning disabilities, autism or both safe from domestic abuse and how to escape a bad relationship.

We are pleased that we can now offer this training as online workshops. The Us Too training workshops are run by two women with learning disabilities, autism or both, with lived experience, supported by Us Too Project Lead Trainer, Rod Landman.

Although all training is currently being offered online via Zoom, face-to-face alternatives will be available later this year.

Places on scheduled courses for support staff and managers cost £65 (ARC members) | £85 (Non-members) - see scheduled courses

We also offer in-house training for social care staff, in-house training for women with learning disabilities, autism or both,  as well as domestic abuse training for Domestic Abuse Services:

In-house workshops


Our learners say:  “Warm, supportive and informative.”  “Amazing experience.”  “Meaningful and inspiring.”  “Very powerful.”  “I learned so much.”  “I was blown away.”  “Authentic, safe and nurturing”. “Some of the best training I have attended”. “So valuable to hear from real people”


For more information about this, or any other workshops we offer, please get in touch: