First National Conference
A Joint Mountain Healthcare & Healthcare Conferences UK Conference
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The conference will provide valuable insight and discussion for any professional in the field of sexual abuse and violence, and offers five hours of training for continuing professional development (CPD) subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes.
The wide programme which includes lived experience, expert sessions and examples of innovation will bring together delegates to share information, advance learning opportunities and support professional growth. It will particularly useful for policy and decision makers, people working in the criminal justice system, police officers, forensic physicians, health professionals, those working in safeguarding, those supporting people through court and therapeutically.
The day will be Chaired by Dr Kate Shardlow, Medical Director and Emelia Spencer National Director for Sexual Assualt Referral Centres and will cover a widerange of patient focussed topics including; What does excellence look like, FFLM Guidelines in Practice and developing supportive services for children and young people. During the day there will be opportunity for practitioners to work collectively with the guidance of subject matter experts to look at some of the current and emerging challenges within the field of sexual assault.
“Sexual assault or domestic abuse can happen to anyone – any age, ethnicity, gender or social circumstance – and it may be a one-off event or happen repeatedly. But sadly, thousands of people aren’t sure where to turn to get the help they need, and today the NHS is making it clear that you can turn to us. We provide confidential emotional, medical or practical support at our sexual assault referral centres, a dedicated safe space for anyone who needs it, regardless of when the incident happened.”
“A new survey found two in five people aren’t sure or do not know where to get help after being sexually assaulted, with 72% unaware there are NHS specialist sexual assault services who can offer confidential support. More than half of people who have experienced sexual assault also say they did not seek help afterwards.”
Topics covered include:
- Understanding the lived experience of sexual assault: A survivors perspective
- Developing supporting services for children and young people
- What does excellence look like?
- FFLM Guidelines into practice
- Sexual assault and drugs / drink spiking
- Improving professional responses to children and young adults
- Improving practice: Police responses to sexual violence crimes
- Learning from investigations