Police

Rape Justice provides education and training services for all those working in the police service including PCSOs, neighbourhood police officers, CID detectives, ISVAs, FMITs, senior management teams, rape specialists etc.

Recent evaluations by Metropolitan Police     for the session, ‘Rape Victimology; implications for investigations’ conducted by RapeJustice for their annual SOIT training seminars;

‘DC and DIs should have this session as compulsory’                ‘Absolutely fascinating’                ‘More of this please, invaluable input’            ‘Very good insights’                ‘Excellent speaker’                                ‘Good use of learning tools’

 

Rape Justice offers a wide range of courses covering an extensive selection of topics and issues. Examples of focus areas are given below;

  • Forensic opportunities in CSA/rape cases and presentation of evidence
  • The relationship between rape and domestic violence/ child sex abuse/ gang related activity
  • Improving reporting and retention rates in sexual crime and managing increases in workload
  • Improving the quality and effectiveness of rape investigations; examining innovative strategies & techniques
  • Victim and offender behaviours and characteristics
  • Managing and communicating with rape victims
  • Expert witnesses
  • EHRC;  the new Public Sector Equality Duty and its relation to  rape reporting and investigations
  • False allegations
  • Management issues; quality assurance, managing team attitudes and beliefs, increasing emotional intelligence

The above list is not exhaustive and bespoke packages can be provided on request. For further information, please contact Rape Justice.

People don’t go to the police because when you go to the police it makes the situation 150 times worse. You have to go through it again and again.” (Young victim, quoted by CEOP in Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation, DfE, 2011)

The majority of offenders offend in the home and abuse children who are members of their family or who are known to them……the consequences of being abused in the home by a known and trusted adult are often more serious than being abused by a stranger, ( Home Office, Police Research Series Paper 99)