New Stalking Legislation: Accredited Education and Qualifications
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Evidence suggests that victims of stalking experience 50 to 100 incidents of stalking before reporting it to the police. The reality is victims will report stalking to other multi agency partners before reporting it to the police. It is essential that all agencies understand the law and deal with this effectively from the intial report.
Working with the National Stalking Training Academy (NSTA, click here for details) which was commended by the Home Secretary at its launch in 2011, the CSP Academy has formally added new modules to the following qualifications to incorporate the new legislation which came into effect on the 25th of November.
These changes will enable our learners to support victims and deal effectively with stalking perpatrators and offending behaviour.
- BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Award Call Handling for Reports of Anti Social Behaviour - click for details
- BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award for Community Safety Practitioners - click for details
- BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti Social Behaviour Case Working - click for details
- BTEC Level 5 Professional Award Neighbourhood Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Case Work Supervision - click for details
- BTEC Level 4 Professional Award Restorative Approaches - click for details
These accredited qualifications will complement the existing National Stalking Training Academy courses which are also currently available nationally:
- Cyberstalking: Technology Risks for Victims - click for details
- Understanding and Responding to Stalking - click for details
Home Secretary, Theresa May speaking of the launch of the NSTA in 2011
"Stalking is a deeply disturbing crime with many victims living in fear for years - this has to stop. That is why tackling stalking forms a key part of our action plan to end violence against women and girls.
We welcome the new training programme which will help improve understanding of stalking and most importantly ensure that all agencies treat it as a serious issue."
Bob Kennett Academic Director of the CSP Academy said.
"We have incorporated the new legislation, risk assessments and approaches to victim care to our qualifications, mainly to ensure practitioners across the board are aware of correctly dealing with victims, particularly if they are presenting as victims of Anti Social Behaviour.
Formally adding and teaching on the new legislation and plethora of received wisdom into our BTEC qualifications is a must as we only utilise National Occupational Standards, Current Legislation and accepted cross departmental and third sector best practice across our programme of training and qualifications.
In the end it is always about good thorough and integrity led case working and disposal decisions. We are proud to have qualified thousands of students from multi-agency practitioners in these areas."
The CSP Academy will also incorporate dealing effectively with stalking into the higher education programme under development with Staffordshire University so our students can choose further education or higher qualification accreditation as required.
What attendees have said about National Stalking Training Academy courses:
"Very useful, both professionally and personally."
"Amazingly informative, extremely valuable for my work role to support victims at high risk"
"This course provided an excellent way to hear about the law relating to stalking/harassment, stalking behaviours, redress and help available"
To find out more about the CSP Academy qualifications & training programme or the National Stalking Training Academy please call 0845 299 7144 , email email@example.com or visit www.cspacademy.ac.uk.
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