Addressing sexual assault on campus: supporting students and staff (CPD course)
CPD: 6 points
Following recent awareness around harassment and abuse on campus, education institutions are recognising and reassessing their responsibility to address the problem using a proactive approach. The UK government has asked UK Universities to set up and lead a task force to develop a code of practice to help tackle violence against women on campuses.
Recently, Oxford and Cambridge University introduced classes for freshers about sexual consent and further UK Universities and Colleges are following suit. But it’s not only undergraduates who are victims, college students, female academics and PhD students have also reported abuse in their institutions. NUS research revealed, the telling of rape and sexual assault jokes is commonplace on UK campuses, with two-thirds of the participants admitting to witnessing it in a university environment. Hidden Marks, NUS 2011.
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Who is this training suitable for?
Educational institutions committed to providing a safe environment for their students and staff.
• Identified Key Staff
• Board Governors
• Safeguarding Officers
• Campus chaplains
• Course Tutors
• Line managers
• Campus counsellors
• Student services
Women’s Aid members: £150
Note: This course is also available as a bespoke course by request, for institutions who would find tailored in-house training suitable. To request, please go to our Consultancy Services and Bespoke Training Page
Women’s Aid National Training Centre Associate Training Coordinator
Saphra has over 10 years’ experience in violence against women and girls and women’s rights. She has supported young survivors of domestic and sexual abuse through her work in Children’s Services, as well as BME women and children in refuge at BAWSO in Wales. Saphra supported the development of projects and events for women and delivered and facilitated training at NUS and NUS Wales as part of their Women’s Campaigns. Saphra practiced Criminal and Family Law in the USA through which she also provided counselling and support to women survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
In her current role, Saphra uses her experience in the domestic and sexual abuse sector and in women’s rights as a trainer for Women’s Aid National Training Centre