A suite of qualifications
developed by St Mary’s University, London in collaboration with the Alice Ruggles Trust and Transcend Awards

SAfEE is an Ofqual-registered suite of qualifications aimed at educating young people about stalking and coercive control.

Two qualifications are being launched in April 2021:

SAfEE Ambassador. A one-day qualification designed for those working with young people in a variety of education environments.

SAfEE Campaigner. A two-day qualification suitable for learners who aspire to work in campaigning and charity work around stalking, sexual violence and domestic abuse prevention, or who hope to secure positions working with young people or within the support service sector.

Why SAfEE?

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.

St Mary’s University, the Alice Ruggles Trust and Transcend Awards have worked together to develop an Ofqual-registered suite of qualifications aimed at educating young people about stalking and coercive control.

This spring, St Mary’s University will be delivering two qualifications on-line. Both will contain a mixture of live presentation, video material and live interaction between learners and the course tutor.

Requirements

For the SAfEE Ambassador course, learners must be employed in an education environment.

Qualification outline

This one-day qualification is uniquely designed for those working with young people in a variety of education environments. The qualification aims to develop learners’ 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. Please note that learners must complete a short case study for the assessment.

This course is suitable for learners who already work with young people. This includes youth workers, coaches, mentors, student services, wellbeing advisors and private training providers as well as teachers operating in active leisure environments, youth development settings, schools, colleges and universities. N.B. Learners must be employed in an education environment.

The course will run from 09:30 to 17:00 as follows:

09:30

Welcome and Introductions

09:45

Introduction to Stalking
Dispelling myths, case study of Alice Ruggles & stalking behaviour

10:45

Stalking Definitions
The difference between Harassment and Stalking, ‘FOUR’ & Legislation

11:00

BREAK

11:15

Coercive Control

11:45

Stalking Motivations

12:30

Impact on Victim-Survivors

12:45

LUNCH

13:45

Stalking and Young People
Identifying risks, signposting and safety planning

14:30

Stalking in Education (Break-out discussion groups)

15:00

BREAK

15:15

Introducing the Stalking in Education Guide (case study exercise)
Good practice when addressing stalking in education environments (raising awareness, managing stalking cases, working with reporting and responding parties, policies)

16:30

The SAfEE Resources (to support you in your role—a demonstration)

16:45

Summary and Re-cap

17:00

END

The cost of the course is £55. To book a place, please use the button below.

Qualification outline

On this two-day course SAfEE Campaigners will gain detailed knowledge of stalking, how to recognise stalking behaviours and what to do to help someone that is being stalked. They will then apply this knowledge to the research, planning, design and execution of their own stalking awareness campaigns. The qualification aims to develop learners’ skills in campaigning, and will introduce learners to different forms of integrated communications including building digital campaigns, video and audio productions. Please note that learners must complete a campaign for the assessment.

This qualification is suitable for learners who aspire to work in campaigning and charity work around stalking, sexual violence and domestic abuse prevention. It can also support learners who hope to secure positions working with young people or those who want to work within the support service sector. Learners do not need to already work in an education environment.

The course will run from 09:30 to 17:00 on both days as follows:

Day 1

 

09:30

Welcome and Introductions

09:45

Introduction to Stalking
Dispelling myths, case study of Alice Ruggles & stalking behaviour

10:45

Stalking Definitions
The difference between Harassment and Stalking, ‘FOUR’ & Legislation

11:00

BREAK

11:15

Coercive Control

11:45

Stalking Motivations

12:30

Impact on Victim-Survivors

12:45

LUNCH

13:45

Stalking and Young People
Identifying risks, signposting and safety planning

14:30

Stalking in Education (Break-out discussion groups)

15:00

BREAK

15:15

Introducing the Stalking in Education Guide (case study exercise)
Good practice when addressing stalking in education environments (raising awareness, managing stalking cases, working with reporting and responding parties, policies)

16:30

The SAfEE Resources (to support you in your role—a demonstration)

16:45

Summary and Re-cap

17:00

END

Day 2

 

09:30

Welcome and Introductions

09:45

What is a Campaign?

10:15

Examples of Campaigns with Impact (case study exercise)

10:45

BREAK

11:00

How to Write a Campaign and Media Forms
Examples of social media, digital, video and audio campaigns

11:45

Stalking campaigns and the Alice Ruggles Trust

12:45

LUNCH

13:45

Campaign Integration (case studies and practical demonstration)
Key forms of campaign media and communication

14:45

BREAK

15:00

Assessment Workshop

16:00

Evaluation and Measuring Impact

16:30

The Role of SAfEE Campaigner

16:45

Summary and Re-cap

17:00

END

The cost of the course is £100. To book a place, please use the button below.

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