Find more below on the following available training:
> Consent Matters - online (for students)
> Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - online (for staff)
> Current planning for this coming year's training is underway. Please look out for details shortly.
available online on your Blackboard
A person consents to participate in sexual activity if they agree by choice and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice. During the course of the activity consent can be withdrawn at any time.
The legal implications of not obtaining clear, coherent consent before sex can be serious. Our capacity to give consent can be reduced significantly by factors such as drinking alcohol and taking drugs. Everybody has a responsibility to ensure that their partner is free to, and has the capacity to, consent.
Are you free to consent? Are you able to consent?
- Someone who is drunk or high on drugs may well have lost the capacity to consent
- Someone who is unconscious, asleep or unable to communicate cannot give consent
- Someone who has been threatened, blackmailed or coerced is not free to consent
- Silence is not consent
Students can take the Consent Matters online course.
Staff can find and self-enrol on the Support tab in Blackboard.
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
Sexual Violence can take many forms but in general refers to unwanted sexual acts or activity, including, but not limited to: rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation.
If you are a staff member with a student face role, a manager, a colleague, or an adviser, you may need to respond to someone who has confided in you to disclose a sexual assault. This may seem like an overwhelming situation, but with a little knowledge from the Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence online training course, you will be able to handle and refer the situation appropriately.
The course is designed to help you support someone and help them to make an informed decision about what steps they might wish to take if they have been a victim of sexual violence.
Staff can find the training in their Support tab on Blackboard.
Remember you are not in a position to manage the situation for the individual, but by providing the support and referring them to the appropriate internal or external services, you will be giving them vital support.
We are currently planning training for 2019/20. Leeway has ran ran relationship/ domestic abuse awareness training and specialist training sessions for UEA staff and students. These training sessions develop students' and staff's understanding of the impact and effects of domestic abuse.
For students and staff to help you identify signs of relationship abuse, learn how to support people experiencing it and where to access support. The training looks at:
- how to identify the signs of relationship/domestic abuse,
- understand the impacts and effects on individuals and
- recognise what help is available and how to refer individuals to relevant support.
Specialist Domestic and Relationship Abuse Training
1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, but what is it? The training is designed to give delegates the knowledge to identify the signs of domestic abuse and the confidence to respond appropriately to disclosures.
- What is domestic abuse
- Power and control
- What will you see
- Barriers to leaving
- Stalking and harassment
- Responding to reports
- Safety planning