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Victims of Sexual Crime

This is a past event.

From 09:30 to 16:30 on 1st December 2017

Victim Support Scotland, 10 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6LU

Cost: £85 per delegate or £65 Student rate

This CPD certified training course aims to provide participants with an awareness of the impact of sexual crime on victims and witnesses. Participants attending this course will gain increased knowledge, skills and understanding of the effects of sexual crime.

In this course participants will explore the impact of sexual crimes on victims, witnesses, families and the community as a whole. Participants will value and grasp the complexities of this crime, consider myths and social attitudes surrounding sexual crimes, and reflect on statistical information from Police Scotland and Scottish Crime and Justice Surveys. Participants will review the types of charges for sexual crime, and follow the journey of the victim from crime reporting, medical and forensic examination, through the stages of the legal process. Participants will consider the key challenges sexual crime victims and witnesses face in the criminal justice system.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

Look at myths and social attitudes towards Sexual Crime

Review legal definitions and current statistical information about rape and sexual assault

Identify behaviours, responses and needs in the immediate aftermath

Examine what a medical & forensic examination following a sexual crime entails

Explore the challenges to report the crime to the police

Identify the stages of the legal process once a decision to report has been made, and how these impact the victim

Explain to the victim what is expected of them as a witness at court

Examine the rights and entitlements of sexual crimes victims before, during and after a trial

Explore the impact of trauma and historical sexual abuse.

Further information:
Contact: Michael Salkow, L&D Manager
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0141 404 7126

To book with invoice:
Download form from and email to [email protected]

Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
Glasgow City Council
Victim Support Scotland
[email protected]