Key Principles in Responding to Sexual Violence - Virtual

Date & Time:

Wednesday 15 July 2020 (10:00 - 13:00)

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Target Group / Level

Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominantly working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 for health professionals.

Adult Social Care staff within the London Borough of Sutton.

Staff Groups A, B, C, D, E and F as per the Bournemouth University National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework. 

Level 2 staff and above (ref: NHS Intercollegiate document 2018 - Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies For Healthcare Staff): All practitioners who have regular contact with patients, their families or carers, or the public.



This course critically examines the myths and realities of sexual violence within a framework of violence against women and girls. Participants will learn how to best respond to disclosures, while taking into consideration the impacts of the experience of rape and childhood sexual abuse.


Learning Objectives 

By attending this course, participants will have:

  •  Improved knowledge and understanding about how rape, sexual assault, coercive control and violence in intimate relationships is defined in law and statutory guidance 
  • Gained a greater understanding of the realities and myths and the impact on practice to safeguard children and young people
  • Improved knowledge and understanding of the grooming process, silencing techniques and different forms of coercive control used by abusers
  • Improved their understanding about the impact of sexual violence on women and children, and how it affects parenting capacity 
  • Gained a greater understanding of the strategies used by survivors to help cope with the impact of sexual violence

Improved knowledge and understanding of the referral and assessment pathways to address issues and risks relating to sexual violence in intimate relationships. 


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