Training for Crisis Workers

Crisis Worker Development Programme

The role of the Crisis Worker is to provide immediate support to a person who has been sexually assaulted, and their significant others where relevant (e.g. family members where the victim is a child), prior to and throughout a forensic medical examination process.

Crisis Workers act as advocates for the victim, providing information to enable them to make informed choices about what will happen to them at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

Organisations employing Crisis Workers should ensure that their Crisis Workers are trained to an appropriate standard to meet the competencies to undertake this important role.

LimeCulture is the leading provider of crisis worker training, having now trained staff from 11 SARCs across the UK since 2011.

Our competence-based training for Crisis Workers is practical in focus, ensuring that those undertaking the role are equipped with the tools, skills, expertise, confidence and competence to undertake their responsibilities.

Course Content
The Crisis Worker Development Programme is designed to be delivered over two consecutive days to minimise the amount of time Crisis Workers are away from their services.

Unit 1:         ‘Defining the Role of the Crisis Worker’
Unit 2:         ‘Referral and Case Management’
Unit 3:         ‘Managing Trauma and Risk’
Unit 4:         ‘Principles of a Forensic Examination’
Unit 5:         ‘The Crisis Worker Role in Safeguarding’
Unit 6:         ‘The Court Process’
Unit 7:         ‘Forensic Awareness and Evidence Collection’

Our Trainers
LimeCulture has pulled together the best trainers in the field to deliver the ISVA Development Programme. We use different trainers to deliver various aspects of the course. Each of the trainers is a leader in their field and are nationally and internationally renowned for the work they do. Together their expertise ensures that the training provided on the ISVA Development Programme is exceptional.

Accreditation
The Crisis Worker Development Programme is an accredited professional course focusing on the core skills and competencies required to work as an ISVA. On successful completion of the full course, ISVAs will receive a certificate of accreditation from NCFE, our awarding body.

Course Eligibility
The Crisis Worker Development Programme is suitable for those wishing to become a Crisis Worker. It is also suitable for new Crisis Workers who have not yet undertaken professional Training.

Due to the increasing recognition of the importance of Crisis Worker training and the requirement for Crisis Workers to be professionally trained, we will also accept experienced Crisis Workers who have not yet undertaken training for their role or would like to refresh and develop their skills.

Course Dates and Times
The Crisis Worker Development Programme is usually held once a year, but may be more frequent depending on demand. The Crisis Worker Development Programme starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on each day of the training.

To be added to the Expression of Interest list, please send us an email to info@limeculture.co.uk. We will keep you posted when the next dates are announced for this event and if there are any cancellations in the interim. All Expressions of Interest will receive a priority booking form before the course is marketed to the wider network.

Course Fees
The cost of the ISVA Development Programme is £400 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes:

  • Electronic material and presentations,
  • Delegate pack and note book
  • Refreshments and lunch

The course fee does not include:

  • Breakfast or an evening meal
  • Travel
  • Overnight accommodation


Course Location
The Crisis Worker Development Programme is held at one of our preferred training venues.

Booking a Place
Our courses get booked up fairly quickly, so we limit the timeframe available to book the Crisis Worker Development Programme. We only operate a waiting or reservation list in exceptional circumstances.

For detailed course dates, locations and booking click here.

Expressions of Interest
Once the course is full, ISVAs wishing to book can be added to the waiting list and offered a course on the next available course. In the event of a cancellation, a place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, please send us an email with stating your Expression of Interest to info@limeculture.co.uk. We will keep you posted when the next dates are announced for this event and if there are any cancellations in the interim. All Expressions of Interest will receive a priority booking form before the course is marketed to the wider network.