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 the 2016-2017 training programme


Sexual Offences Masterclass November 5th 2016, Chancellors Hotel Manchester – Early Bird Bookings now available

 St Mary’s Centre Annual Conference 2017  February 23rd and 24th in Manchester – Early bird bookings now available

 Forensic and Medical Examinations in Rape and Sexual Assault Course

Enrolment for our Two Modules in 2017 is now taking place.  Book now to secure your place

Details of our Sexual Offences Masterclass on November 5th 2016 will be posted shortly. If you would like to discuss the details of this course, 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 contact Charlotte Batra on 0161 701 2322 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:

  • Wednesday, January 25th
  • Tuesday, March 7th
  • Thursday April 13th
  • Tuesday May 23rd
  • Wednesday July 5th
  • Thursday September 21st
  • Tuesday 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