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Welcome to our new and improved Training page!

RSVP now has a team of specialist trainers who organise and deliver high quality training sessions for professionals supporting abuse survivors. In the past we have supported the police, medical professionals, schools, care staff, individual counsellors and many other services to consider their impact on those they support.

Bite Size Training Sessions with RSVP:

The Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) specialist training team would like to invite you to attend our ‘Bite Size Training Sessions’ which will be held throughout 2020 on a variety of subjects related to supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse. All training sessions are 2-hour interactive on-line sessions via Zoom.

If you would like to book a place onto any of the following sessions follow this link:

Alternatively, if you would like to buy tickets via BACS payment, please contact the training team directly at

Each session is £25 per participant




An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice

Examining the physical and emotional impact of trauma and the basic principles of ‘trauma-informed’ practice.

Wednesday 3rd March – 10am-12pm

What is Victim Blaming?

An overview of Victim Blaming and the impact on survivors of sexual violence – using Joanne’s Journey

Tuesday 16th March – 10am-12pm

Supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse

Explore ways of safely supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse in a trauma responsive way.

Tuesday 23rd March – 11am-1pm

Child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation

Examining the impact of sexual violence and abuse on children and young people and exploring the importance of language to avoid Victim Blaming

Wednesday 24th March – 10am-12pm

Online sexual abuse

Understanding the emerging threats of online sexual abuse, the legal framework and the impact on survivors.

Tuesday 20th April – 10am – 12pm

Male survivors of sexual violence and abuse

Exploring the lack of awareness and silencing of male survivors, and ways of supporting male survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

Wednesday 21st April – 10am -12pm

Intersectionality and sexual violence

Understanding the systems of oppression that can impact survivors being able to access support. Examining the layered inequalities that can be faced by individuals by race, sexuality, disability and other personal characteristics.

Tuesday 27th April – 11am -1pm

Becoming Trauma Responsive

Moving on from being ‘Trauma-Informed’, this session will go deeper in exploring the brain and body’s responses to trauma and how practitioners can support survivors in a trauma-responsive way.

Wednesday 28th April – 10am – 12pm

Bespoke Training

We can also create bespoke training packages for your organisation on a range or combination of topics including:

  • Introductory sessions to sexual violence and child sexual abuse
  • Supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse
  • Trauma-Informed practice
  • Victim blaming and it’s implications
  • Consent workshops
  • Secondary trauma – the importance of self-care and looking after your workforce

If you have any other training needs within your organisation, we are happy to come and discuss these with you.

For further information,  please email

    The cost for us to deliver in house training starts at £650 per day (plus travel for out of area bookings).


    Should the training you are booking be cancelled, then the following charges will apply

    • 12-8 weeks before the course:  25% of the fee
    • 8-2 weeks before the course: 50% of the fee
    • Less than 7 days before the course: 100%of the fee

    This is to ensure that preparation time is accounted for; this is particularly relevant for bespoke training packages.

    If individuals are unable to attend training they are booked on, they may substitute, by prior arrangement and after notifying us, someone else.

    If you are unable to attend, and not in a position either to transfer your place to another person or to another event, then the following charges will apply:

    • 12-8 weeks before the course:  25% of the fee
    • 8-2 weeks before the course: 50% of the fee
    • Less than 7 days before the course: 100%of the fee

    Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.

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    “Really enjoyed it. Found it to be a great balance of practical advice, challenging misconceptions, and guidance towards resources and further academic research to continue learning in the longer term. Great facilitation of group discussion. Given the diversity of people attending (and their reasons for doing so), this session still did well at meeting each of our needs.” - Training Attendee

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