Reference 2017-711

REF:            2017-711

Subject:        Disclaimer of sexual violence by a patient

    

 

Request:

Under the freedom of information act 2000, please provide me with the following information:

– Do you provide any training or education for healthcare professionals on how to handle a disclaimer of sexual violence by a patient?

– If so, is this training mandatory?

– Who is the training targeted at – doctors, nurses, midwives, health visitors, or any other staff members?

– Can you please detail what the training covers?

– Do you make any of your staff aware of local rape crisis centres or other independent specialist services for sexual violence survivors, so they know where to refer patients?

 

 

Response:

– Do you provide any training or education for healthcare professionals on how to handle a disclaimer of sexual violence by a patient? All staff receive mandatory Safeguarding training (level 1) in respect of sexual abuse as part of their induction with a refresher every 3 years. With all clinical staff receiving level 2 training.

The Trust also has a robust policy in respect of management of aggression and violence and managing allegations policy.

Staff are trained to escalate any incidences/disclosures of sexual abuse within the Trust immediately to the department manager, police and safeguarding team. Incidents are infrequent but any victim receives significant support from the Trust, it’s Safeguarding Team and outside agencies such as Police.

– If so, is this training mandatory?
– Who is the training targeted at – doctors, nurses, midwives, health visitors, or any other staff members?
– Can you please detail what the training covers?
– Do you make any of your staff aware of local rape crisis centres or other independent specialist services for sexual violence survivors, so they know where to refer patients?