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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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 more about our service.

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

These open mornings provide the opportunity to look around the Centre and ask questions about the service.

Open Morning dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Friday January 25th
  • Thursday March 7th
  • Wednesday April 3rd
  • Wednesday June 12th
  • Wednesday July 24th
  • Friday September 13th
  • Thursday November 14th
  • Thursday December 5th

Sexual Offences Masterclass
We will be announcing the date for our 2018 Sexual Offences Masterclass shortly

St Mary’s Centre Annual Conference 2018
Please note this event has taken place

Forensic and Medical Examinations in Rape and Sexual Assault Course
Enrolment is now open for our 2019 FMERSA course

Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre Courses 2018-2019
A full list of all our sexual assault courses led by experts working in the sexual assault services field.

Saint Mary's 17th Annual Conference 2019
Tuesday April 30th and Wednesday May 1st 2019, Midland Hotel, Manchester

Saint Mary's 18th Annual Conference 2020 - The Science of Rape
29th - 30th April 2020, The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Forensic and Medical Examinations in Rape and Sexual Assault Course
Enrolment is now open for our 2020 FMERSA course

Presentations from Conferences and Study Days

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

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