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Survivors' Network train and educate professionals and the wider community about the prevalence and realities of sexual violence and its effects on survivors. We offer both open and bespoke courses. Download our brochure Breaking the Silence for more information about our training offer.
Details of forthcoming courses and details on  how to book can be found below.

Why have training about the impact of sexual violence?

1. To dispel myths surrounding rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse.

2. To create a safe environment for a survivor to talk about their experiences

3. To ensure that your staff are adequately supported and react appropriately when hearing a disclosure of abuse

4. To ensure your staff understand their legal duties and safeguarding procedures and know how to refer and signpost to other agencies


Who is the training aimed at?

Our training sessions are primarily aimed at supporting people who come into contact with anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse. This includes healthcare professionals, social workers, frontline workers including benefit, welfare and housing staff, your workers, education staff, therapists, counselors, parents, carers, legal and court staff, police officers, prison service, people working in the voluntary sector and anyone else supporting or caring for a survivors of sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault.


Designed for your needs

The session can be tailored to your organisation's specific needs, so if there are any subject areas you would like included or excluded then please let us know. All training will combine presentations, discussions in groups, time for questions and individual reflections.


For more information please download our Training Brochure Breaking the Silence