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Responding to First Disclosures (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Virtual Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Access & Assessment Officers (AAO) / Administrative Staff / All users / Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) / AMHP Managers / Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) / ASC Event open to relevant Children's Services staff / Assessment & Care Management / Best Interest Assessors / Best Interest Authorisers / Care Workers - Dementia Services / Care Workers - Domicilliary / Care Workers - Learning Disability / Care Workers - Older People / Care Workers - Residential / Carers (unpaid) / Chefs/Kitchen Staff / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / Employers / Enquiry Managers (Safeguarding) / Enquiry Officers (Safeguarding) / Home Carers / HSCC - Customer Access Advisors (CAA) / HSCC - Team Leaders (TL) / Integrated Senior Support Workers (ESBT) / JCR - Joint Community Rehabilitation Teams / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Managers / New ASC Staff / Occupational Therapists / Occupational Therapy Assistants / Older Peoples Services (ESCC) / Operations Manager / Personal Assistants (Care) / Practice Managers / Probation Service / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Registered Managers / Resource Officers / Senior Access & Assessment Officers (SAAO) / Senior Practitioners / Senior Resource Officers / Sensory Impairment / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Team Leaders / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training
Safeguarding Adults
Course description

People working directly with the general public may at some point be the person that a survivor of sexual assault first talks to about their abuse.

Would you or members of your team know how to react / what to say / what not to say / what your legal duty is / where to signpost?

This course gives an overview of what to do when a person first discloses an incident or history of sexual abuse as well as practical advice about how to support an individual disclosing abuse.

Once your place on this event has been confirmed, you will receive a separate email with a link to the Microsoft Teams or Zoom meeting. Please note this email will be sent from the East Sussex Learning Portal. please make sure you check your Spam/Junk folders for this email.

The link to join the training will be sent one week before the day of the event.

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated delegates will understand:

  • Individual and organisational responsibilities

  • Overview of legal framework and requirements

  • Child and adult protection considerations

  • Creating a safe working environment

  • Offering support

  • Self-care.

Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 12 January 2022
End Date
Wednesday 12 January 2022
Closing Date
Friday 7 January 2022
10:00 - 13:30
Maximum Places
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