As ambulance professionals, we are likely to meet people that disclose sexual violence/ assault to us. It is important for both short and long-term management and recovery that we handle this well, and that we are aware of the referral pathways available to us.

Many people don’t know what Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) can provide, don’t know how to refer to them and don’t know that the police don’t need to be involved in this process.

Programme of event

  • Learning what SARCs are
  • What can be done at a SARC – a lot more than you might think!
  • How we can refer to them (spoiler: police not required!)
  • What a difference we can make when someone discloses

This CPD session will answer all those questions, and equip you with the knowledge to provide these patients with the care and dignity that they deserve. The session will be delivered by a SARC professional, a paramedic with a specialist interest and an Education Lead to help with ambulancisms!

Learning outcomes

  • Understand our role in disclosure and trauma management
  • Better understand the role of a SARC
  • Know how to refer to a SARC
If you have any questions you would like addressed in the session – please use the form below to submit. The form will not record your name and you can submit as many questions as you want.

Thursday 19th October – 10:00-11:30
Tuesday 7th November – 12:00-13:30



Please use the form below to register for the event.

The protected characteristics monitoring form is separate to the main application form below; completion is optional & anonymous. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

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