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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Sexual Violence & Young People

Target Group             This course is designed for all education and youth practitioners working with children and young people and   

                                includes yet is not limited to; school safeguarding leads and SENCOs, learning/pastoral mentors, PSHE/SRE 

                                curriculum leads, teachers, school nurses and youth workers.  Other professionals are also welcome to attend.

Trainer:                       Rape Crisis South London / Surry & Sussex

Times:                         9:30am – 4:30pm

Dates:                         17th January 2018

Delegates:                  20 places                              

Aims and Objectives:

Participants attending the Rape Crisis South London / Surrey and Sussex ‘Sexual Violence and Young People’ training can expect a full day covering the myths and facts of sexual violence and wider forms of abuse affecting young people, within a framework of violence against women and girls. The training explores the gendered way in which boys and girls experience different forms of abuse and how this is occurring in a highly sexualised popular culture and media. It has an interactive design and encourages group discussion of these issues, including practical demonstrations of how to engage with young people in preventing sexual violence. All participants receive an in-depth training resource pack and a certificate of attendance to count towards their continued professional development. 

  • Myths and Realities
    • Coercive control and abuse in teen relationships;
    • Impacts of pornography;
    • Sexual bullying and harassment;
    • Image based sexual abuse (‘Sexting’ and Revenge Pornography)
    • Rape & Sexual Assault
    • Childhood Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
  • Sexual Violence Facts:
    • Legal definitions of rape, sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault
    • Definition of consent both in law and in practice
    • What is childhood sexual abuse and exploitation?
  • Impacts and Responses to Sexual Violence
    • How do young survivors respond and for what reasons?
    • What is the impact of sexual violence on the body and the self?
  • How to Work with young people to prevent VAWG:
    • Engaging sensitively and age appropriately with young people to prevent sexual violence
    • Best practice in responding to disclosures of sexual violence
    • Practice based evidence from Rape Crisis
    • Specialist sexual violence referral pathways
  • Wider forms of abuse affecting young people, within a framework of violence against women and girls.
  • Exploration of the gendered way in which boys and girls experience different forms of abuse and how this is occurring in a highly sexualised popular culture and media.
  • Group discussions and practical demonstrations of how to engage with young people in preventing sexual violence.

All participants receive an in-depth training resource pack and a certificate of attendance to count towards their continued professional development.

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