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Free courses are available during 2024 and 2026 to help you deal with potential harmful situations such as sexual harassment in public places.

First published:
19 June 2024
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Free courses are available to help you deal with potential harmful situations such as sexual harassment in public places.

Have you ever heard a joke, comment or insult against women or girls and wished you'd said something to challenge it? 

Maybe you've seen something you weren't okay with but did not have the confidence or skills to intervene?

When we see or hear unwanted comments that degrade women and girls, which are often disguised as ‘banter’ and do nothing, we empower the harasserFor example, sexism, misogyny, harassment or other unwanted comments. When we let these things pass, we create a culture in which others feel able to take it further.

Bystander intervention training gives you the skills and confidence to have conversations with your friends and colleagues on these issues.

Industry experts Kindling Transformative Interventions and Plan International UK are providing the training. 

It is available for workplaces, community groups, sports organisations and other interested groups.It’s funded by the Welsh Government as part of our ongoing commitment to lead the change to make Wales the safest place in Europe to be a woman.

Course information

The training will give you the skills, confidence, and practical tools and techniques to intervene safely in a range of situations. This could be with a stranger, colleague or friend.

The training aims to:

  • empower people to challenge attitudes and behaviours that are supportive of violence within their workplace, peer group or community
  • change behaviour and decrease the likelihood of violence occurring
  • educate people on supporting and signposting victims/survivors of violence to increase access to support
  • increase knowledge of violence against women and its warning signs 
  • change attitudes so individuals can recognise a situation as problematic and understand why it is important to act

Courses are available in both English and Welsh and offered 4 different formats: 

  • 2 hour online
  • 2 hours in person
  • 6 hours in person (3 x 2 hour sessions)
  • 6 hours blended (2 x 2 hour sessions online, 1 x 2 hour session in person)


Anyone can do bystander intervention training. We are providing this training free to:

  • organisations
  • community groups
  • sports teams
  • education settings
  • workplaces

The training is for anyone aged 18 and over.


Submit your expression of interest to

Please include: 

  • your name
  • email address
  • if you are you interested in training for a group or an individual

Read the privacy notice to find out how your personal information will be used.

For more information, please also email