Training & Consultancy

Throughout my career I have forged strong working relationships with individuals across and beyond my sector.

Therefore I am now in a unique position in which I can offer bespoke training packages and consultancy services to help organisations achieve best-practice in their response to domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse Course

Domestic Abuse: Good Practice for Housing Providers

This course is suitable for housing practitioners who are likely to come into contact with individual’s experiencing domestic abuse during their day to day work but who are not specialists. This course:

  • Provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of domestic abuse as a social issue.
  • Equips housing professionals with the skills to identify risk factors; implement an action plan in conjunction with the family’s needs and make appropriate onward referrals to support services, including the MARAC for the highest risk cases of domestic abuse.

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Previous Conferences

Tower Hamlets ASB conference

October 2014

Prague – Domestic Violence and the Workplace

October 2014

CIH Safer Communities Event

13 February 2014

Domestic Violence Conference, De Montfort University (Leicester)

14 December 2013

Domestic Violence coordinators Network (London)

4 December 2013

Community Housing Cymru Group (CHC) annual conference (Cardiff)

November 2013

Policy Exchange – 'Housing Providers – the Missing Piece of the Puzzle' (London)

17 July 2013

Capita's 14th Domestic Violence Conference (London)

April 2013

Lime Legal Anti-Social Behaviour and Social Housing Conference (London)

October 2012

SLCNG Protecting People from Harm event (Derby)

March 2011

What People Say

"Ms Burnet encounters skeptics every time she runs one of these sessions, but she remains an enthusiastic ball of energy for the entire six hours of the training day – despite the often grim subject matter."

Jess McCabe, Inside Housing

"Gudrun was an excellent trainer and really demonstrated her passion and how to deal with domestic abuse. Her knowledge and experience was amazing."


"All level management should avail themselves to this training."

Lewisham Council

"Really enjoyed the course and came away with lots of information that will help me. A difficult subject matter that was delivered really well."


"Enjoyed the training and feel I understand procedures in place now. Gudrun is very good at explaining in depth and answering any questions that were had."


"I just wanted to say how impressed we have all been with Guddy’s training. The feedback from front line staff has been very positive and is making them think about and challenge how they deal with victims of domestic abuse and the working arrangements within their teams. We were all very impressed with Guddy’s knowledge, passion and experience and also her ability to engage with front line staff."

Sharon Nandoo, Southern Housing Group


  • Home Office
  • DCLG
  • Welsh Government
  • Shelter
  • Homeless Link
  • Safer London
  • London Borough of Richmond
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • MET Police
  • Peabody
  • Resolve ASB
  • Chartered institute of Housing (CIH)
  • National Housing Federation (NHF)
  • Family Mosaic
  • Guinness Trust
  • Network Stadium
  • Sentinel Housing
  • Suffolk Housing
  • Havebury Housing
  • Hyde
  • Viridian
  • L&Q
  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • Circle
  • Southern
  • East Thames
  • London Borough of Hounslow