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Vulnerability and anti-sexual harassment training offered to residents

18 January 2023

The council is offering free training to everyone living, working and studying in the borough to increase safety in public spaces.

As part of our Safer Streets partnership, we are providing two free training courses for residents to help make the borough a safe space for all and improve safety in public spaces.

The courses are designed to go further than standard safeguarding training by teaching attendees how to deal with specific issues that they may encounter as part of their shift. The training will also help those working in the night-time economy support customers and colleagues who may become vulnerable, either in their workplaces or on the streets.

Training is free for those who live or work in the boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

Anti-sexual harassment training

The anti-sexual harassment training aims to enable you to identify the issues surrounding sexual harassment, safeguarding and vulnerability management of women that you might encounter.

Event details:

  • Date: Monday 20 February 2023
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Hyde Room, York House, Richmond Road, TW1 3AA

Register for free Anti-sexual harassment training

Vulnerability training

The vulnerability training is designed for everyone to learn how to support those who appear vulnerable. The sessions focus on the different types of vulnerability you will find at night - including issues such as violence, drugs, alcohol, drink spiking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and harassment and first dates.

These sessions empower residents by equipping them with the tools to identify and support vulnerable customers to help their patrons to enjoy a safer night out. The course is built around real case studies and best practice to encourage participants to think about the venues they work in and the situations they have experienced.

Event details:

  • Date: Monday 20 February 2023
  • Time: 2 to 4pm
  • Location: Hyde Room, York House, Richmond Road, TW1 3AA

Register for free Vulnerabilities training

Supporting the delivery of these sessions is part of Richmond Council’s Safer Streets partnership and the VAWG Strategy to prevent violence against women and girls.

By addressing the root causes and changing harmful systems and behaviours that enable gender inequality, the council is working to make Richmond Upon Thames a safe borough for everyone.

Learn more about the Council’s Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.

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Updated: 18 January 2023

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