This report summarises the design, implementation and associated research findings of a Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence training programme, developed locally at the University of York. The training programme comprised two sessions of three hours each, with the Part One providing theoretical background on cultures of sexual violence and their relevance to higher education and Part Two equipping participants with practical skills for responding to disclosures of sexual violence empathetically. 70 members of student-supporting staff were trained at the University of York, and a further 60 staff from various student-facing roles were trained. 40 are to be trained at each of the Associate Partner institutions the University of Lancaster and York St John University – making a prospective total of 210 participants. All participants received Part One facilitated by trainers with significant expertise in the field of sexual violence disclosure. Though all participants also received Part Two, some received this facilitated by their Department managers to enable tailoring of practical skills to their role in the university.

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