About this course
Anyone within a higher education institution could receive a disclosure of sexual violence. An appropriate response is important to minimise the impact on the individuals involved, the student community, and the institution. Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence is an online course which will ensure all university staff and student leaders provide a consistent response across an institution.
Developed in collaboration with an international range of higher education experts and professional practitioners, this course provides uniquely high-quality, interactive and comprehensive training on the first response to disclosures. The course empowers staff and student leaders across a wide range of roles to manage this sensitive and complex issue, providing them with the skills to respond appropriately, empathetically, and confidently.
Professor Nicole Westmarland
Director of the Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse; Professor of Criminology in the School of Applied Sciences; Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing
This course is for:
Any university staff member or student leader who could receive a disclosure from a student, including:
- Personal tutors
- Academic staff
- Student services staff
- Academic support staff
- Wellbeing teams
- Wardens in halls of residence
- Security teams
- Student union staff