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Sexual Violence & Misconduct: Prevention and Response

Education and Training

Prevention and Response Training

Preventing sexual violence and misconduct is not the responsibility of the survivor or target of sexual violence and misconduct. Risk reduction is not prevention. The training programme offered to students and staff focuses on understanding what sexual violence is, how to intervene, and how to respond. Education for students focuses heavily on understanding consent, respect and healthy relationships and active bystander intervention. Education for staff focuses on building awareness around these issues, learning practical skills to respond to disclosures and how to support survivors.

For students

  • The Colleges deliver Awareness Sessions during Induction Week.
  • All Students are encouraged to take the online course: Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect, and Positive Intervention (located under My Organisations & Online Training on DUO)
  • The University also delivers The Intervention Initiative: Bystander Intervention Training.

For staff

All staff are encouraged to take the online course: Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence (located under My Organisations & Online Training on DUO)

The following in-person sessions are bookable via the online training system:

  • Level 1: SVM Awareness and Disclosure Training
    • The next course will be held on 16 May 2018.
  • Level 2: SVM Disclosure and Support Workshop
    • The next course will be held on 7 June 2018.
  • Level 3: SVM Investigations Training
    • The next course will be held on 25 May 2018.
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Other Training Providers

There are other local and national organisations that provide training to university students and staff.

Further information

For more information or to request training, please email durham.svmog@durham.ac.uk.