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"Very informative and knowledgable trainer. Feel more confident now!" - Training Delegate September 2016

"A brilliant day, lots of information given and sensitive/thought provoking topics covered. It surprised me - it was better than I thought it would be! Thank you - it will help hugely with my work" - Training Delegate September 2016

"Very useful and helpful and practical. I feel much more confident in knowing the law and feel inspired to find out more and compile a handy reference tool of case law" - Training Delegate September 2016

"Very enlightening and informative. I came away feeling informed and not confused!" - Training Delegate September 2016

"This training was spot on for me - psychotherapist working primarily with CSA/E survivors. Really felt it was helpful" - Training Delegate 2016

"Really interesting day, great discussions about ethics in particular and looking at specific examples helped me understand the legal aspects more clearly" - Training Delegate September 2016

"This was excellent training, highly useful and I did thoroughly enjoy the day. The delivery was extremely well put together and unlike so many training events that I may have attended it was very professional and engaging, not once did anyone check a clock!" - Training Delegate 2016

"Very well delivered. Good pace. Professional. Informed. Approachable. Very Friendly" - Training Delegate 2016

"A vital topic - often taboo subject, both in society and perhaps our work with our cases. Will take this forward and more comfortable to challenge/discuss the concepts around this area" - Training Delegate 2016

"Sounder knowledge of support available, feel less isolated as a practitioner. Fantastic training, invaluable given 'cuts' all round. Superb, sound professional knowledge, working practitioners" - Training Delegate 2016

"The interactive and informative training session on this highly sensitive issue was thought provoking and generated considerable discussion within our inpatient learning disability service, leaving our team feeling more confident in helping people we support who may of been affected by sexual abuse, with an empowering and person centred approach" - Steve Garland, Deputy Clinical Team Leader, Devon Partnership NHS Trust

"Devon Rape Crisis provide an invaluable service to the victims of rape and sexual abuse. The work that they undertake, like so many other partner agencies, support the Police in instilling confidence in victims to come forward, and report these traumatic events" - Paul Northcott, Head of Public Protection, Devon & Cornwall Police

"Here at the University we are increasingly aware of a growing number of young women approaching us for support because of childhood trauma. We need more provision in the community for our young people so they can overcome their emotional challenges and begin to move forward in their lives" - Mark Sawyer, Head of Wellbeing Services, University of Exeter

"It has been a privilege for Devon Community Foundation to support you in such crucial work" - Caroline Harlow, Devon Community Foundation

"The most inspiring and exciting couple of hours, Thank you" (celebrating DRCS' 3rd birthday) - Catherine Cartwright, Fawcett Devon

"It's a privilege to work alongside you" - Rowan Miller, Director, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support

"So glad you are there - Before, during and after crisis' too" - Mary Fredlund, Chair of Exeter Domestic, Sexual Violence and Abuse Forum

"The training provided for us by Devon Rape Crisis was an excellent blend of fun and fact delivered by an inspirational, knowledgeable and highly skilled trainer" - Rowan Miller, Director, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support

"Gloucestershire Rape Crisis Centre are incredibly grateful to Devon Rape Crisis Service for providing, and leading on the delivery of, their extensive volunteer training programme. The programme is well structured containing clear aims and objectives with topics ranging from history and ethos of Rape Crisis through to the effects of sexual violence and healing and recovery, with plenty of time put aside for skills practice. Varying learning styles are catered for with trainers input, professional power-point slides, group and paired exercises, discussion sessions and learners reflections. The training programme followed by our comprehensive induction carried out in-house has ensured the new volunteers have both the knowledge and skills to start their role as a volunteer with Rape Crisis. Thank you once again" - Karen Clark, Service Manager, Gloucestershire Rape Crisis Centre

"A truly inspiring event and so wonderful to see everyone else from around the world" - Shirley who attended One Billion Rising

"The facts about sexual violence against women in the UK never fail to shock me. 22% of women experience sexual assault as an adult and 5% of women experience rape, yet only 6% of rapes and sexual assaults result in a conviction in court - that's not just disturbing, it's unacceptable. It highlights the scale of the work that still needs to be done to raise awareness, to challenge the myths that still exist, and to ensure all women have access to the vital services they need. I am proud to support Devon Rape Crisis Service and the invaluable work that it does supporting women in Exeter and across Devon" - Cllr Rosie Denham, Exeter City Council

"I found the workshop provided by DRCS both informative and engaging. There was an open and relaxed atmosphere which enabled us to discuss some serious and emotive topics. The contents certainly served to challenge some of my own assumptions around sexual abuse and violence. I would not hesitate to recommend the training to other organisations, it is particularly vital for front-line workers" - Melanie Smith, Team Leader, Inequalities Team, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust


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