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“We Believe You” Making it easier for victims of rape & sexual assault

The West Midlands Sexual Assault Services Strategic Partnership is holding a stakeholder event on 21 May in Birmingham. The event is aimed at those people working in this area of service, including the Police, Criminal Justice, Local Authorities, Third Sector, Victims Support or other relevant areas or organisations.

To book your place download the booking form and e-mail it to Sarah Dakin at NHS Communications at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7 May 2013:

When and Where?

Tuesday 21 May 2013
Registration 9am
Time: 9:30am until 1pm

Birmingham and Midland Institute
Margaret Street, Birmingham. B3 3BS

The Programme

09.00 Registration – Tea & Coffee
09.30 Welcome Gary Cann – Assistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police
09.45 Making it easier for victims to access support - the role of the new West Midlands Sexual Assault Service G4S Speaker tbc
10.10 Virtual Tour - Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre - G4S
10.25 The role of Sexual Offences Examiners in providing clinical care and support to victims of rape & sexual assault Declan O’Donnell – Primecare
10.45 Break – Tea and Coffee
11.05 Looking back, Looking Forward Paul Sanderson, Health & Wellbeing Lead, West Midlands Centre, Public Health England.
11.15 The Role of the National Commissioning Board in Commissioning Sexual Assault Services and what this means for the wider West Midlands Region Sarah Forest – NHS England (Shropshire & Staffordshire Area Team)
11.25 Ensuring Victims are at the Centre of Rape & Sexual Assault Investigations Simon Hyde – West Midlands Police
11.50 “We are here to support you” - the role of Independent Sexual Violence Advisors
12.15 Developing Child Centre Sexual Assault Services Dr Jane Armstrong
12.35 Public Health Perspective on Sexual Assault Services Nicola Benge, Consultant Lead, Screening and Immunisations, NHS England.
12.45 Closing remarks ACC Gary Cann
12.55 Networking Lunch

 More Information

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