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Advocacy Programme

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Understanding Sexual Violence for Advocates

This programme will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to provide advocacy support for victims-survivors of sexual violence. The training will develop your ability to confidently handle disclosures appropriately and safely, learn where to sign-post victims-survivors for on-going support and to understand the process once a victim-survivor reports to the Police. The sessions are delivered with an emphasis based on a trauma-informed and person-centred approach to service delivery, one that puts victims-survivors interests at the heart of everything you do.

The programme consists of four 1-day sessions delivered between the times of 09.30 and 16:30, with regular breaks throughout and an hour’s break for lunch at 13:00. We deliver this training online through Zoom. Upon successful completion of the programme, attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, further reading resources and a certificate.

Who is this training for?
This training is suitable for anyone working in agencies that provide information, guidance and support services to vulnerable groups in particular those impacted by sexual violence no matter if their experience was recent or occurred at any point in the past. Students who aspire to work as an advocate for vulnerable groups have attended as well as practitioners with backgrounds in housing, benefits, education, employment or health and social care sectors.

2025 Courses

The course consists of four sessions which will take place on the following dates:

  • 10th October
  • 24th October
  • 7th November
  • 21st November 2024
Course Fees
Please note, VAT is not chargeable
Independent Students (not being sponsored)

£450

There is an option to pay in instalments. Please contact us to discuss further
Voluntary Sector Organisation

£475

Statutory Sector Sexual Violence Support Services

£500

To book, please contact:
training@thesurvivorstrust.org