Aspects of Sexual Violence in Intimate Relationships
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Target Group / Level
Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately 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.
Course Overview/ Aim
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.
By attending this course, participants will have:
- Improved their knowledge about how rape, sexual assault, coercive control and violence in intimate relationships is defined in law and statutory guidance
- Examined the realities and myths and the impact on practice to safeguard children and young people
- Gained an improved awareness 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
- Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the strategies used by survivors to help cope with the impact of sexual violence
- Understand the referral and assessment pathways to address issues and risks relating to sexual violence in intimate relationships.