Training for the education, public, charity, women’s, private and third sector
We believe in the power of education to eradicate gender inequity by delivering widespread change to policies, procedures, understanding and attitudes. Through accredited training and consultancy for schools, businesses, organisations and survivor services, we empower communities to ensure every individual feels safe and supported.
Sexual violence is a term we use to describe any form of unwanted sexual behaviour. We each have a role within our communities to end sexual violence. That said, it’s common to feel uncomfortable, unsure or underprepared to discuss the topic. We may already have beliefs and ideas that need to be unpacked.
With our training, you’re taking important steps towards building an inclusive, fair space where everyone feels safe. You will help to shift mindsets, support survivors and ultimately prevent sexual violence.
If you’d like guidance and advice with policy, procedures or creating cultural shifts, visit our Consultancy page to find out more.
To read more about preventing sexual violence and supporting survivors, visit our blog.
University & Higher Education
For lecturers, university staff, youth workers, students, student union members
Our accredited training helps universities and higher education institutions to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, level up survivor support, teach consent and healthy relationships and create spaces that feel safe for all. We offer learning modules for pupils as well as ‘train the trainer’ sessions to empower staff to hold sessions themselves.
For teachers, school staff, youth workers and pupils
At an age when young people are discovering more than ever about themselves and their place in the world, it is so important to guide and support them. Our training on pornography, consent and online safety can be delivered directly to students or we can train teams to hold the sessions themselves. Students emerge better equipped to understand healthy sexual relationships, to keep themselves safe online and to navigate these issues safely and responsibly.
For teachers, school staff, youth workers and pupils
Though not compulsory at primary school age, the Department for Education recommends that all primary schools have a sex education programme tailored to the age and physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Our trainers can hold these sessions themselves or train primary school staff to teach about consent, healthy relationships and keeping yourself safe online.
Public Sector & Business
Professionals in healthcare, legal, emergency services and private sector employees
Our accredited training empowers businesses and public sector organisations to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, promote gender equality and create societal change.
Professionals in the charity and women’s sector
As a women-run, feminist-governed organisation, we recognise the importance of training to help organisations in the charity and women’s sector change society. Our accredited courses for trustees, managers, leaders and chairs explore the values, responsibilities and governance structures that create impactful organisations.
Professionals working in the top levels of their business or organisation
Our accredited training focuses on empowering CEOs, trustees, management and senior leadership teams to promote gender equality, respond to sexual harassment, and create societal change within their organisation.
ISVA’s CHISVA’s IDVA’s and Advocacy
Frontline professionals supporting survivors of sexual violence
Our accredited training promotes better, safer and more effective advocacy and services for survivors by tending to the professional development and welfare of ISVAs, CHISVAs, IDVAs and other advocates.
Consultancy & Evaluations
Independent, impartial evaluation, training and consultancy
We are an independent organisation with our own team of trainers, consultants and evaluators. Though we support Rape Crisis organisations financially, no shareholders or directors of Rape Crisis have access to or influence over any of our work.
Thank you again for today’s training. I can’t remember the last time I came out of training so inspired and ready for action. So often training is death by PowerPoint and with nothing to take away other than worry and concern that you aren’t able to do something. This was so far from that. On the train, I planned two staff training sessions and worked out a program for our Year class and an individual in particular. Never done that before after training. Both sessions were fantastic.
– This learner took our train the trainer – Talking to Children about Consent course
“5 star service all round”
This was an incredibly useful training exercise. Very engaging and informative.
– This learner took our preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace course
“Fantastic service & knowledge”
We really enjoyed the Professional Boundaries and Data Sharing training. It’s enabled our staff team to reflect on working practices and how they can be improved.
– This learner took our professional boundaries training course
Get in touch
Would you like more information on one of our courses or are you interested in training on a topic you can’t see here? Use the form to get in touch and we’ll get back to you within two working days.
Please note, we are not a frontline organisation. If you or someone you know are in crisis, please visit the Rape Crisis England and Wales website for a list of services that can help.