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Assessing Risk of Sexual Violence 

This training explores the current concepts and debates within the field of sexual violence risk assessment and compares and contrasts methodologies. Participants will practice the use of well established risk assessment tools. This course links with the SIPPS Training and the Adapted SIPPS for CSE Training. 
Duration 
2 days 
Date 
TBC 
Venue 
TBC 
Trainer 
Craig Barlow 
 
Craig is an Independent Forensic Social Worker, Criminologist and PhD Student at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation. He is an expert in the assessment of aggression, violence risk and sexual violence risk. He regularly works as an Expert Advisor to Prosecuting Counsel in Cases of Sexual Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Sexual and Violent Crime as well as an expert Witness in the Family Courts and Civil Tribunals. 

AIM 

To enable practitioners to understand, critically evaluate and administer the Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) and Risk Matrix 2000 SVC. 
 

OBJECTIVES 

Describe and discuss sex offender behaviour and challenges to the assessment process. 
Establish theoretical models for explaining and describing sex offender behavior. 
Update recent developments in law and policy and implications for assessments and recommendations. 
Apply the RM2000-SVC and the RSVP and Scenario Building process to case work. 

PROGRAMME 

Day 1 
09:00 
Registration 
09:30 
Defining Terms and Using Language 
Sex Offender Behavior and Motivation Part 1 
11:00 
Break 
11:20 
Sex Offender Behaviour and Motivation Part 2 – Online Offenders 
12:45 
Lunch 
13:30 
Forensic Histories and Relevance to Sexual Risk 
15:00 
Break 
15:20 
Opportunities and Contexts for Sexual Violence 
16:30 
Close 
Day 2 
09:00 
Registration 
09:15 
Recap Day 1 
Introduction to the RSVP: Key Terms, Concepts and Risk Items 
11:00 
Break 
11:20 
Application to Practice – History Taking and Interview 
12:45 
Lunch 
13:30 
Administering the RSVP Part 1 – Organising The Data 
15:00 
Break 
15:20 
Analysis and Recommendations: The Scenario Building Technique 
16:15 
Evaluation and Close 
 
 
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