Key Principles in Responding to Sexual Violence
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Target Group / Level
This course is targeted to adults social care staff and those in residential care, nursing care, home care and supported living settings, personal assistants and other frontline practitioners who have regular contact with service users/patients and their families or carers in the London Borough of Sutton.
The session is delivered jointly for adults and children staff and volunteers.
Staff Groups B, C, D, and E as per the Bournemouth University National Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework.
Level 3 staff and above (ref: NHS Intercollegiate document 2018 - Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies For Healthcare Staff): Registered health care staff who engage in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of adults where there are safeguarding concerns (as appropriate to role).
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