Sexual assault training courses and events


Sexual assault courses led by experts

The St. Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre provides a comprehensive, tailored and fully accredited programme of training and education in the field of rape and sexual assault.

As the first SARC to be established in the country, St Mary’s has led the field in sharing good practice and seeking to raise standards of care for victims of rape and sexual assault. The Centre’s extensive knowledge and understanding in helping and supporting men, women and children means that it can offer valuable insights to those working within the sexual assault community.

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Our rape and sexual assault courses and training.

Click here for our 2017-2018 training programme

Training for child sexual assault


Masterclass in Paediatric Ano-Genital Conditions

The St Mary’s Centre’s Masterclass in Paediatric Ano-Genital Conditions will take place in Manchester on Thursday September 28th in Manchester.

The aim of this study day is to give an overview of the ano-genital anatomy, examination techniques, possible differential diagnosis and management of ano genital signs and symptoms, in particular where sexual abuse or assault has not been disclosed by the child.

The day will also provide an overview and guidance on the subject of female genital mutilation.



Forensic and Medical Examinations in Rape and Sexual Assault Course

Enrolment for our Two Modules in 2018 is now taking place.  Book now to avoid disappointment

This course will take place on the following dates:

Module 1:  January 16th, 17th and 18th & March 13th, 14th and 15th

Module 2:  September 12th, 13th and 14th & October 9th, 10th and 11th

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St Mary’s Centre Annual Conference 2018

Rape – not an isolated issue: Sexual violence and multiple types of abuse

Manchester, April 25th and 26th 2018 

Early bird bookings will open soon.


If you would like to discuss the details of our courses, please contact Charlotte Batra, training and development officer via email.

Open Mornings

As well as a range of training course tailored to meet the needs of all those working with people who have experienced sexual assault we also host a series of Free Open mornings throughout the year for those wanting to find out about our service.

Space is limited and you are required to book a place. Please contact the St Mary’s Centre on 0161 276 6515 or email to book your place. All open mornings take place between 10.30am and 12.30am.

Our next Open Morning will take place on:

Please note our Open Mornings for 2016 are now all fully booked.

Dates for 2017 are as follows:

    • Tuesday May 23rd – Fully booked
    • Wednesday July 5th – Fully booked
    • Thursday September 21st
    • Monday October 23rd

(please note this dates has been changed from October 24th.

  • Wednesday December 6th

If you would like to book a place then please contact us on 0161 276 6515 or email

 Past conference and study day presentations

Click here to access all St Mary’s SARC past and imminent course presentations