Stalking poses a significant threat in the UK, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience stalking in their lifetime (ONS 2019).
Whilst in recent years, stalking has received significant attention from the media, criminal justice system, and beyond, it is still a crime that is not identified, is often minimised, under-reported and misunderstood.
Stalking is a pattern of unwanted, fixated and obsessive behaviour, the impact on victims is severe, it can cause high levels of alarm and distress, affect mental and physical health and in high-risk cases, can lead to violence and death.
This course will be delivered online and contain a mixture of live presentation, video material and live interaction between learners and the course tutor.
Dates and times
This one day course is delivered online from 9.30am - 5pm on the follow date:
The full cost is £55.
Students and St Mary's staff will receive a 10% discount St Mary's students may be entitled to a bursary or additional discount.
This qualification is uniquely designed for those working with young people in a variety of education environments. The qualification aims to develop learner’s stalking awareness and their understanding of the crucial initial steps to follow if someone is subjected to stalking so that they can support good practice and safety when working with young people. Learners will be provided with useful resources to support their role within their education environments including a SAfEE Stalking in Education Guide, a stalking awareness presentation, training videos and The PSHE Association teaching resources that have been developed in collaboration with the Alice Ruggles Trust.
This course is suitable for learners who already work with young people, this includes youth workers, coaches, mentors, student services, wellbeing advisors and teachers operating in active leisure environments, youth development settings, schools, colleges, universities and private training providers.
- 9.30am: Welcome and Introductions
- 9.45am: Introduction to Stalking
Dispelling myths, case study of Alice Ruggles & stalking behaviour
- 10.45am: Stalking Definitions (Break-out discussion)
The difference between Harassment and Stalking, ‘FOUR’ & Legislation
- 11am: Break
- 11.15am: Coercive Control
- 11.45am: Stalking Motivations
- 12.30pm: Impact on Victim-Survivors
- 12.45pm: Lunch
- 1.45pm: Stalking and Young People
Identifying risks, signposting and safety planning
- 2.30pm: Stalking in Education (Break-out discussion groups)
- 3pm: Break
- 3.45pm: How to Help Someone Who is Being Stalked (Case study)
- 4.15pm: Summary and Re-cap
- 4.30pm: End
The course is assessed via
Learners must complete a short case study for the assessment.
Learners must be employed in an education environment.
Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be awarded a Level 2 Stalking Awareness for Education Environments Ambassador qualification.
For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:
Tel: 020 8240 4321