We have developed our courses with the Metropolitan Police service. They are delivered by recognised experts in forensic examination, trauma and aftercare, sexual health, policing and criminal law. We use case studies and interactive sessions to encourage participants to share the benefits of their experience and to learn from each other. All courses are held in central London and include a course certificate for CPD, breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee. Group discounts are available.

For more information about these courses or to discuss bespoke training for you and your organisation, phone 020 3299 1599. To attend any of the courses, please download and complete the Havens Education course booking form (pdf) and:

  • post it to: Training and Stakeholder Engagement Team, The Havens, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS.

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2019 courses

Adult sexual assault examination and aftercare

Dates and venues

  • Saturday 02 and Sunday 03 February

Venue: 51-53 Hatton Garden, Clerkenwell, London, EC1N 8HN

  • Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June

Venue: 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ

  • Saturday 05 and Sunday 06 October

Venue: 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ

Cost

£375

Content

A two-day course for healthcare professionals who want to update their forensic skills or improve their knowledge of the care and management of recent victims of sexual assault. It includes:

  • an introduction to different models of care
  • communication with clients and other agencies
  • the role of specialist police officers
  • the role of the crisis worker
  • confidentiality and consent
  • the latest forensic techniques, swabbing and preserving evidence
  • describing injuries accurately
  • the law relating to sexual assault
  • the role of prosecution and defence
  • STI prevention and good practice in aftercare
  • specialist responses to trauma.

Paediatric acute sexual assault examination and aftercare

Dates

  • Thursday 07 and Friday 08 March
  • Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June
  • Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September
  • Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November

Cost

£375

Venue

1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ

Content

A two-day course for paediatric clinicians interested in the care of child victims of sexual assault. It includes:

  • an introduction to sexual assault referral centres
  • gaining confidence in working with children
  • the role of specialist police officers and other agencies
  • confidentiality and consent in relation to children
  • the latest forensic techniques and describing injuries accurately
  • the chain of evidence in relation to STI samples
  • the prevalence and identification of acute cases of child abuse
  • the law relating to child protection and sexual assault
  • working with adolescents/young people
  • STI prevention and good practice in aftercare
  • demonstration of colposcopy.

Courtroom skills/witness familiarisation training

Dates

  • Friday 26 April
  • Friday 11 October

Cost

£295

Venue

18 Red Lion Court, London, EC4A 3EB

Content

A one-day course, led by professional barristers and former police officers, aimed at clinicians who may have to present evidence in courts or tribunals – either as an expert or a professional witness. It covers:

  • an introduction to the courtroom and the different roles
  • your role as a witness
  • examination-in-chief and cross-examination
  • how to present evidence confidently, effectively and ethically
  • tailored case studies and focused role play
  • one-to-one feedback on your strengths and weaknesses.