Key Principles in Responding to Sexual Violence
Date & Time:
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.
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
- 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