Enhancing responses to sexual violence and abuse
Wednesday 12 May 2021
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
The MESARCH (Coventry University) and MIMOS (University of Leeds) projects present a knowledge exchange event showcasing new evidence from two ground-breaking studies at the forefront of sexual violence and abuse research. These projects, funded in 2018 by the National Institute for Health Research, seek to evaluate the support offered by Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and care pathways following SARC for survivors of sexual assault, rape and abuse in England.
The event will include contributions from academic, voluntary and statutory sector leaders, insights based on emerging evidence from the MIMOS and MESARCH projects, and a platform for those with lived expertise to convey their experiences of shaping this research though a ‘photovoice’ production.
This public event will be particularly relevant to frontline professionals working in the sexual assault and abuse services, NHS providers, policing and criminal justice professionals, survivors of abuse and their families, and researchers as well as local and national policy-makers.
|10:00||Welcome and introduction|
|10:05||Mapping Sexual Assault Referral Centre provision in England|
|10:15||A systematic review and a realist synthesis of the identification and treatment of mental health and substance misuse problems in Sexual Assault Referral Centres|
|10:30||Understanding the needs of individuals attending SARCs in England|
|10:45||Third sector perspectives - Fay Maxted OBE, The Survivors Trust|
|11:00||Mesarch Lived Expertise Group ‘Photovoice’ project|
|11:15||Lived Expertise panel, chaired by Concetta Perôt, Survivors Voices|
|11:40||MIMOS case studies: early findings from interviews with staff and service users|
|11:55||Psychosocial interventions for sexual violence and abuse: what does the evidence say?|
|12:10||MIMOS database analysis: comparing outcomes for talking therapies in a SARC and a mental health service|
|12:25||Emergent evidence from MESARCH on what helps survivors at SARC and beyond|
|12:40||Kate Davies CBE, NHS England and NHS Improvement|
|12:50||Closing remarks offered by Professor Roger Ingham, University of Southampton|
Concetta Perôt, Independent Research Consultant, Psychotherapist and Cofounder, Survivors' Voices
Fay Maxted OBE, Chief Executive Officer at The Survivors Trust
Kate Davies CBE, Director of Health & Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services Commissioning Specialised Commissioning at NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professor Roger Ingham, Professor of Health and Community Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Southampton
For enquiries please contact Priya Tek Kalsi
These projects are funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research programme. Grant Reference Number 16/117/04 and 16/117/03. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.