Rape Support Line

Rape awareness
Online training

Welcome to Independent Domestic Abuse Services (IDAS) online rape awareness training. This training is free and CPD accredited.

IDAS is a specialist service that provides support, accommodation and advice to adults and children who are victims of domestic abuse. We also run a Rape Support Line that provides information, advice and support to anyone who has been raped or experienced a sexual assault.

This training package is aimed at individuals in organisations and voluntary groups who work with adults to give a basic awareness of issues surrounding rape and sexual violence. Depending on your role, this may be the only level of training you need, although some people will need further training. Details of other training courses can be found on our website.

Learning objectives

We recognise that many people have experienced sexual abuse as children. However, this course deals predominantly deals with rape in adulthood. After completing the course you will have a knowledge of the prevalence of rape and sexual violence, gain an understanding of the myths and attitudes that affect how rape is dealt with, you will be able to recognise some of the effects of being a victim of rape, you will know what services are available to victims and you will have an awareness of best practice.

Course sign-up

Complete the sign-up questions (name, organisation, job title) and choose a username and password. These can be any of your choosing but please keep a record of them as you have 7 days to complete the training but you will need your username and password to return to the same point in the course.

Once you have logged in training will begin.

The programme

The programme consists of four units that provide information based on a range of research. At the end of each section there are a series of multiple choice questions. You will need to answer the questions correctly before you are able to proceed. If you do not answer correctly you will be given the option to start the section again.

When you have correctly answered the questions and finished all four stages, you can print out a Certificate of Completion. You will also be provided with a series of links that will provide additional resources and information.


Throughout the course we refer to people who've been raped as 'victims' and / or 'survivors'. These are used as descriptive rather than subjective terms.





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