Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredits NAPAC training

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has accredited NAPAC’s Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA) one-day training course.

Gabrielle Shaw, CEO of NAPAC, said “We are delighted with this RCN accreditation as yet another endorsement of the quality of our SASCA training. We know that many people who suffer trauma in childhood may later experience physical and mental health problems and often use unhealthy ways to cope with the pain of their experience. Abuse survivors are also often fearful of medical examinations, so nurses have a vital role to play in providing survivors with healthcare services that don’t re-traumatise them.”

Ros Bertulis, Project Manager for General Accreditation said “RCN Accreditation is a mark of quality. Programmes accredited by the RCN have undergone an external peer review process to ensure they meet the RCN’s standards of excellence, deliver a high standard of learning and promote best practice.”

The SASCA training course is suitable for professionals such as nurses, midwives, safeguarding specialists, police, clinical leads and counsellors who are hearing an increasing number of disclosures from adults who suffered abuse in childhood.

SASCA course outcomes:

– Improved understanding of problems faced by adults struggling with the consequences of childhood trauma.

– Knowledge, skills and confidence to work with abuse survivors or their supporters in a way that is beneficial and empowering to all.

– How to build trust with survivors and reduce the risk of re-traumatisation.

– Increased awareness of the often complex role of family members in the lives of abuse survivors, and how to manage this potential conflict in health-care settings.

– How to effectively balance current safeguarding concerns of a child or young person with the safeguarding needs of an adult survivor who just disclosed non-recent abuse.

– How to reduce the risk of vicarious trauma for practitioners who frequently listen to the abuse histories of survivors.

To book a place on one of our SASCA courses or find out more about our other training courses NAPAC training.

Find out more about RCN accreditation RCN.


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world. The RCN promotes the interest of nurses and patients on a wide range of issues and helps shape healthcare policy by working closely with the UK Government and other national and international institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.

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