Meet Our Trainers
Training & Development Constultant
Linda is our Training & Development Consultant with more than 10 years’ experience of providing training to Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA’s) and to ISVA Service Managers on a national basis. She understands how challenging these roles can be with along with the levels of responsibility and accountability they come with having Managed Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services in the voluntary sector.
She has first-hand experience of developing a number of services to reflect the needs of survivors (male, female and children from the age of 5) who have experienced the trauma of rape or sexual abuse. During her career she has worked in partnership with local authority agencies and charities both locally and nationally. She represented her former Rape and Sexual Abuse Support agency at leading board meetings such as the development of a local SARC and in Safeguarding children in her region. She has also given input on national projects coming out of the Home Office.
Linda has provided training on many levels during her career as a Manager. She is PTLLS trained as well as being a Relationships and Sex Education training provider. Linda can create bespoke training packages for schools, colleges and parents on the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and consent. Linda can also create bespoke Sexual Harassment training to organisations from all sectors.
Training & Development Manager
Helen Jackson has worked with survivors of rape and sexual abuse for over 10 years, managing Sexual Assault Referral Centre services and supporting victims of sexual violence in the statutory sector. Helen has previously worked in Community Mental Health and is a qualified Independent Sexual Violence Adviser who has supported survivors through the criminal justice system, at court and beyond.
She has developed and delivered training to the Police, Social Services, Mental Health teams, NHS, Universities, Colleges and schools and is experienced in overseeing helpline services and training and recruiting volunteers as well as developing services and engaging partner agencies.
With 16 years teaching experience, she is passionate about developing specialist services to meet survivor’s support needs with a holistic, trauma informed and person-centred focus. She is PTLLS trained.