Key Principles in Responding to Sexual Violence

Date & Time:

Thursday 7 October 2021 (10:00 - 13:30)

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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 examines the myths and realities of sexual violence within a framework of violence against women and girls. Participants will develop an understanding on the law surrounding rape and sexual assault – with a focus on consent. Participants will be introduced to a model of best practice in working with sexual violence and will identify key principles in responding to disclosures of sexual violence sensitively and appropriately.

Learning Objectives 

By attending this course, participants will:

  • Exploring the impact of societal attitudes and myths around sexual violence on survivors
  • Awareness of how societal attitudes towards sexual violence can either inhibit or
    encourage disclosures
  • Definitions of rape and sexual assault
  • Defining consent in law and ethical practice
  • Introduction to the empowerment model as best practice in supporting survivors
    of sexual violence
  • Name and understand key principles in responding to disclosures of sexual
  • Increase awareness of specialist external sexual violence support services

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