Sex Work and Sexual Violence Training

Specialist Training Courses

Basis now also offers specialist training on topics that focus on working Female Sex Work and Sexual Violence.

Basis Training and Education is connected to Basis Yorkshire (formerly Genesis Leeds) a long-standing and nationally recognised Sex Work charity working with both indoor and street sex workers. We want to share with organisations nationwide our academic, front-line and practical knowledge that our team has developed from years of working within this unique sector.

Our Sex Work and Sexual Violence training team has been developed by leading experts in this field.

Basis Training offers innovative courses nationwide. Download our prospectus or get in touch to discuss your unique requirements.


Working with Female Sex Workers

Level 1 Training, Level 2 Training

Do you work with Sex Workers or think Sex Workers access your service?

Would you have like to understand about the needs of Sex Workers and the particular challenges they and how you can ensure their needs are met by your service in a sex worker friendly manner?

Basis Training and Education is the training arm of Basis Yorkshire (formerly Genesis Leeds), a longstanding Sex Work project working with Sex Workers both Indoor and on Street since 1989.

Our training has been developed by leading national Sex Work expert Rosie Campbell OBE who has written many publications on this subject matter, worked frontline, managed projects and contributed to debates and policy nationally.

The training is delivered by expert trainers who are also frontline practitioners who have ample experience with working in Sex Work Projects.

This course is now also CPD certified!

Course Outline Upcoming Courses

Sexual Violence – Understanding and Exploring responses

Level 2 Training

This course will examine the broad scale that sexual violence encompasses, from Rape to FGM.

Despite stereotypes, it is not just confined to female victims or male perpetrators nor carried out by strangers on the street at night. We will explore the legal context in the UK and what recent changes in law have meant for victims and in light of some recent historical cases (Savile et al) what the law means in those cases.

The course addresses some of the myths around sexual violence and looks in detail at required proceedings as well as victim’s needs and how to meet them and at what longer term needs may need to be met.

This one day course is aimed at all professionals who want to enhance their understanding of sexual violence.

This course is CPD certified.

Course Outline