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    Descriptive info: .. Home.. News.. Courses.. Links.. Members Area.. Membership.. SARC Map.. Photo Gallery.. UKAFN Conference.. Contact.. Members Log In.. username:.. password:.. Forgotten username/password?.. Latest News.. Recruiting now.. PgC\PgD\MSc in Advanced Forensic Practice,.. a qualification for both Custody Nurses and those working in Sexual Assault.. CNO Bulletins August September 2012.. Chief Nursing Officer's monthly bulletin.. BMA Conference 28th May 2012 'Forensics-Moving Forward'.. See All News.. Latest Courses Events.. PgC\PgD\MSc in Advanced Forensic Practice.. A PGCert/Dip/MSc in Advanced Forensic Practice for sexual assault and custody.. University of Wolverhampton - Celebrating 5 Years of Prison Partnerships.. See All Courses Events.. Welcome to UKAFN.. org.. About UKAFN.. Meet The Team.. FAQ.. Welcome to the official home of the UKAFN, the UK's leading association of forensic healthcare specialists.. Bringing together forensic practitioners from across the country, the UKAFN aims to raise awareness of the work of forensic practitioners and improve access to them.. At UKAFN we are committed to :.. Raising the awareness and profile of Forensic Practitioners.. Working together to develop, improve and maintain a high standard in forensic evidence collection.. Providing high quality practitioner care for all individuals in a holistic manner.. Working in partnership with all forensic collection specialists, including physicians and police.. The United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses (UKAFN) was initially devised in 2004 by Jo Delaforce.. The driving force behind the group was made up of three Clinical Nurse Specialists from the Havens: Jo Delaforce, Annika Stenvall and Sharon McCabe.. A steering group made up of representatives from Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCS) and Custody Nurses from around the United Kingdom was soon established to provide direction for the UKAFN.. It was clear from the onset there was enthusiasm to meet the need for an association in the UK.. The steering group felt it was paramount for a body of professionals not only to provide a continuum of best practise but also to raise standards and to facilitate access for learning and educational needs.. The Aims of UKAFN.. The aims of UKAFN are to lay foundations for best practice countrywide and to enable the delivery of quality care to individuals, also to provide accessible resources, including a knowledge base in forensic nursing.. Jennette Arnold OBE - UKAFN Patron.. After a career in nursing, senior roles with the Royal College of Nursing and working as a training and development consultant, Jennette found her natural home as a campaigner within political and public life.. She was a councillor in Islington for 8 years, including a term as Deputy Mayor, and then was elected to the Greater London Authority as a London-wide Assembly Member in 2000.. Since 2004 she has represented North East London and in 2008/09 served a term as Chair of the London Assembly.. Jennette is a relentless campaigner and has consistently linked her political roles to her campaigning work to bring about changes for Londoners.. Through her involvement with the Metropolitan Police Authority she has successfully overseen the establishment of Community Safety Boards in her constituency.. She has been an active supporter of the Justice4Jamie campaign highlighting the devastating effects of knife crime, and has supported BLUNT 1 and 2 policing initiatives to tackle this problem London-wide.. Jennette has been a constant supporter of women's rights, she is particularly involved in highlighting issues of domestic violence across all of London's communities.. At the moment she is lobbying the Mayor to stand by his pledge to establish 4 Rape Crisis Centres across London.. Jennette is a Champion of young people and finds time to mentor and encourage a number of young Londoners as they carve out their own careers in a variety of sectors across the UK.. In 2009 Jennette was awarded an OBE for her services to Local Government and London.. In April 2008 Jennette was appointed by the Prime Minister as a Trustee to the Board of the Museum of London.. In October 2008 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London for her services to East London.. Jennette is currently a council member of the Royal Court Theatre, Governor of Sadler's Wells Theatre Foundation and patron of the Victoria Climbie Foundation.. Return to top of page.. Meet the UKAFN team.. Steering Group Members.. Jo Delaforce - President.. Senior Forensic Specialist Practitioner at the Haven Camberwell since 2000.. Jo Delaforce has spent many years working in a variety of acute medical and surgical specialties including sexual health, including eight years in a busy South London A&E department.. Jo is now a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Haven Camberwell a Sexual Assault Referral centre (SARC) and has been involved in its development and growth to achieve the title centre of excellence in providing care for victims of sexual violence.. Jo's roles has evolved from Practice Development nurse to her present position, which includes many roles including staff training in sexual health and A&E's in south London and is a speaker on the Haven adult sexual Assault examination and aftercare course and has presently been invited to par take in the working group for Developments of standards for SARC's with the DOH.. Jo has received a Commendation by the assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for ' Outstanding dedication and commitment to improving the service of victims of serious sexual assault' in 2004.. Jo obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Forensic Sexology at the University of Central Lancashire in 2005.. Jo Delaforce was also instrumental in producing the new assailant relationship categories, which are included in the Home office new data set.. Jo was also heavily involved in the 'Care and Evidence' awareness training DVD.. As well as the, 'Clinical guidance for forensic examination following sexual assault.. ' DVD.. Jo has been awarded the Nursing Standard Sexual Health Nurse of the year 2007.. Finally Jo highlighted the importance and the need for the UKAFN and has been the main driving force behind the creation of the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses and has remained elected President for the last 5 yrs.. Since its launch in 2007 the UKAFN is now a recognised forensic association for nurses and Healthcare professionals working in the field of forensic and custody care and is continuing to grow and gain respect nationally and internationally.. Jennie Smith - Vice President.. I started nursing in 1990, and have had a varied career, including Accident and Emergency medicine, a stint as a Night Club Nurse in 2 of Liverpool's biggest dance clubs and 11 years as a Pharma rep.. In 2008 I secured a position to set up a team of Forensic Nurses working as employees for Merseyside Police.. In this job I found an area of medicine I am completely fascinated in and passionate about.. I also became involved in UKAFN in 2008, subsequently becoming the National Conference Organiser and Vice President.. I am now working as a Forensic Nurse Practitioner on a bank basis, and am still passionate about the role, about raising its profile, and about raising care and standards across the UK.. I am also working towards my MSc to enable me to advance my career in the forensic arena.. Baroness Stern - Honourable Member.. Vivien Stern is Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS).. She is also Honorary President of Penal Reform International (PRI), a non-governmental organisation promoting penal reform throughout the world which she founded with others in 1989.. From 2003 to 2009 she was the Convenor of the Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice; she has been a Crossbench Peer since 1999 and was a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights from 2004 to 2008.. From 1999 to 2003 she was a member of the House of Lords European Select Committee.. In 2010 she became a member of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the International Legal Foundation in New York, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Legal Policy Research Centre in Kazakhstan.. In September 2009 she was appointed by the UK Government to lead a review of how rape complaints are handled from when a rape is first disclosed until the court reaches a verdict and the Review was published in March 2010.. Her publications include Bricks of Shame: Britain's Prisons (1987), A Sin Against the Future: Imprisonment in the World (1998), Alternatives to Prison in Developing Countries (1999), Developing Alternatives to Prison in East and Central Europe and Central Asia (2002) and Sentenced to Die? The problem of TB in prisons in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (editor) (1999).. Her latest book, Creating Criminals: People and Prisons in a Market Society, was published by Zed Books in May 2006 and in July 2010 was published in Spanish by Ad Hoc Publishers.. She has Honorary degrees from Bristol, Oxford Brookes, Stirling and Edinburgh Universities and is an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics.. Sue Fewkes - Secretary.. My name is Sue Fewkes and I have been on the committee for UKAFN since 2004 when we had the first meeting in London.. I am married and have two children.. I originally trained as a enrolled nurse at Kings College Hosp in London in 1979, I worked mainly in ITU and eventually completed the conversion course to become an RGN in 1997.. Since 2000 I have been with Kent Police as a Forensic Nurses Practitioner and find the role challenging and unpredictable.. As for me in the spare time I do have, I swim, ride a bike and ride horses regularly, I am a helper for a riding for disabled association.. My holidays are spent on ski slopes coming down or walking up them in the Lake District with the occasional input of sun holidays in the summer, depending on the Euro!.. Margaret Bannerman (formally Cunnion).. MSc BSc (Hons) RN Dip (HE) Cert (Med) Ed.. - Education Officer.. Marg Bannerman (formerly Cunnion) has a nursing background in Gynaecology and Genitourinary Medicine and has been working in academia; initially as a Researcher and then Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health for the past 10 years.. '.. Marg currently sits on the Department of Health (DH) Consultant Nurses Group and is Education Officer for both the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses (UKAFN) and Genitourinary Nurses Association (GUNA).. Marg has been involved in a number of national projects such as: the RCN Sexual Health Competencies (RCN, 2004 2009), compiling the GUNA Education and Training Database and she was a member of the DH Education and Training Group who developed the Recommended Quality Standards for Sexual Health Training (DH 2005).. Marg's area of research was identifying the sexual Health Needs of Young People in South Staffordshire (HPA 2003).. Marg was co-author of 'Improving Sexual Health Advice' (Wakely, Cunnion and Chambers, 2003) and was also a contributing author to Sexual Health (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses) Edited by Kathy French (2009).. Marg's current area of interest is developing national standards in SH education and training within specific professions in order to develop qualifications within the specialties and her research interests include Negotiated Learning.. Clare Rendall - Treasurer.. I qualified as a RGN in 1994, and have spent time living and working in Australia and New Zealand.. I have gained experience in many branches of nursing including General Surgery, MOD, Occupational Health, HMP Service, HDU, Neurosciences and ITU.. I gained a degree in Forensic Sciences from Staffordshire University in 2006.. I have been working within the custody environment for the last 4 years, starting with Avon and Somerset Constabulary and moving to Dorset Police in 2008.. We have 12 full time nurses covering 3 stations 24/7.. I find the variety of my role exciting and challenging.. Vanessa Webb - Steering Group Member.. Vanessa has a nursing background, originally working in environments including general practice, out of hours and finally as a custody nurse.. She carried out this role whilst retraining as a doctor, qualifying in 2007.. Since then, working for G4SFMS she has worked as the clinical director, although she  ...   Forensic Practice develop further within the UK.. Advisors.. Nick Sawyer.. Nick has over 25 years experience in the strategic direction and operational application of Forensic Science to criminal investigation.. He has been deployed throughout his career as; an operational Police Officer, CSI, instructor and Scientific Support Manager, in various forces throughout the UK.. Now retired, he continues to share his experience as Managing Director of his own Forensic Consultation business and is committed to promoting the deployment of Forensic Nurses in the UK.. Nikki Rycroft.. I am a consultant paediatrician (and a forensic paediatrician), as well as having been an FME several years ago for Suffolk Constabulary.. I have extensive experience of CSA examinations in children and act as an expert in Court proceedings in this field.. Currently I am the paediatric safeguarding lead (Designated Doctor) for both Suffolk and Essex and have been instrumental in setting up the SARCs in both Counties.. I have co-authored the Eastern Region Guidance and Standards for paediatric CSA examinations issued last December.. I am keen to support the development of forensic nurse examiners and feel they would be of great value in the examination of post pubertal girls with appropriate training and experience.. Mary Newton.. Mary worked as an operational forensic biologist from 1979 to 2011 on both live and coldcase work.. She is an Honorary Fellow of the FFLM and an Honorary Advisor to the UKAFN.. Mary currently works as an Independent National Forensic Advisor for Rape and Serious Sexual Offences and is a lead trainer in the U.. K for forensic physicians, nurses, paediatricians, police officers and other partner agencies.. In 2010/2011 she was seconded as the lead forensic subject matter expert for the National Support Team, set up by the NHS and Home Office, to review the provision of SARCs in England and Wales.. In 2012 she was made an associate trainer for the National Policing Improvement Agency.. Kirsty Potter.. BSc(Hons), PGCE, MFSSoc.. - National Forensic Specialist Adviser, SOCA.. I have worked closely, for over sixteen years, within the judicial system as a Forensic Scientist specializing in body fluids, blood pattern analysis and DNA evidence.. I have reported many complex cases and provided forensic advice and guidance throughout all stages of criminal investigations, at both tactical and strategic levels.. I am a member of the Forensic Science Society and the Forensic Science Sub-Committee of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM).. I am currently a National Forensic Specialist Adviser working within the Crime Operational Support Team of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, advising Senior Investigating Officers and Criminal Investigation Teams in matters relating to the broader field of forensic science.. The main aim of my role is to provide impartial support and advice to improve the effectiveness, and scope, of the use of forensic science in serious crime investigations within the UK.. Kim Doyle.. BA (Hons).. - Barrister.. Kim qualified as a barrister in April 1986 and later that year she joined the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK.. From 1995 until Kim left the Service in 2007 to concentrate on the work of her professional training and development consultancy, she worked closely with the police, health, lawyers and other third sector agencies at the St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre to improve the standard of rape and child abuse investigations and prosecutions across the Greater Manchester Area and beyond.. She was instrumental in the development of the children's service at the centre following research work in the USA.. Kim has been involved in training and development since 1996.. Her portfolio includes inter alia training lawyers, forensic physicians, medics, social workers, police officers and forensic services in child and adult protection across the UK.. She also works in multi agency settings facilitating the development of joint working protocols and arrangements in child protection.. In 2011 - 2012, Kim travelled to Australia and New Zealand to undertake work with the Police and Education to review and develop their child protection response, information sharing protocols and partnership arrangements.. Kim was one of the authors of 'Without Consent'; a thematic review of the investigation and prosecution of rape published in 2007.. In 2008 Kim was appointed as part of a small team of experts commissioned by the Department of Health in the UK to advice upon the response to sexual violence by key agencies.. In carrying out this role she worked closely withpaediatricians specializing in child sexual abuse.. She is also currently working with a group of professionals, including the NSPCC, who are developing processes to manage the risk posed by potential offenders who sit within sport environments.. Kim is married and lives in Cheshire with her husband.. She has one son who works as an architect in London.. When Kim is not working she enjoys travelling and spending time in her garden.. Andrew Rennison.. MSc.. - Forensic Regulator.. Andrew was appointed by the Home Secretary in February 2008 as the first Forensic Science Regulator.. His principal role is to set and monitor the quality standards for forensic science in the criminal justice system.. In December 2009 the role was extended when he was appointed as the Interim CCTV Regulator to advise the government on the regulation of surveillance camera systems.. Prior to moving into regulation he completed a 30 year career with the police.. He retired from the West Yorkshire Police in 2006 where he was a Detective Chief Superintendent in charge of intelligence, surveillance and forensic science functions.. After leaving policing he spent 2 years with the Gambling Commission helping to regulate the gambling industry.. He holds a Master of Science degree in psychology.. Frequently Asked Questions.. Forensic Nurse Practitioner / Custody Practitioner.. Q: How do you become a forensic nurse in the field of custody nursing?.. A: It can vary slightly around the country, although most employers will require 3-5 yeas post registration experience either as a RMH or RGN.. All employees have to go through a strict security clearance and vetting.. Q: What experience do you need?.. A: You will need experience in A E minor injuries, prison nursing, acute mental health in substance misuse services.. Q: What does this role involve?.. A: The main role of the forensic nurse practitioner in custody is as the gate keeper for all for all coming into custody.. He/she is there to triage the detainees, assess/treat/refer on as appropriate.. The majority of our nurses are RMN trained so are well experienced to conduct mental health assessments as well as assess and medicate alcohol/drug withdrawal via the use of PGDs.. The custody nurses will also provide minor wound management, management of diabetes and administer medication.. This is not an exhaustive list of what they do on a daily basis.. Some employer may ask for dual trained staff as you would need an in depth knowledge of general and acute medical emergencies as some forensic nurse practitioners take EBA bloods, pre transfusion bloods and also verify death in the community of sudden and suspicious death.. Q: What courses can you attend? Is there on the job training?.. A: Again this can vary across employers.. Recommended courses are minor injuries and illness courses.. Certificate in forensic medicine and science programme (usually affiliate to a university).. The only Forensic course which includes clinical competency assessments for nurses is the PGCert/Dip/MSc in Advanced Forensic Practice for sexual assualt and custody at Staffordshire University (details under latest courses) The Faculty of Forensic and legal medicine (www.. FFLM.. ac.. uk) run several forensic courses for doctors present.. Q: Under AFC what is the banding for forensic nurse practitioners/custody.. A: Again this can vary a little across the country.. However is usually a band 6.. Q: Who employs FNP/CP?.. A: In Scotland and a few areas in England and Wales it will be the NHS.. All other nurses are employed through private service providers or the police force.. Q: Who can contact for additional information at UKAFN?.. A: Click on the.. contact.. link.. Complete the sections and you will be contacted by a UKAFN steering group member that specializes in that area.. Q: Will I be called to court to give evidence?.. A: Yes you will be cited for court on numerous occasions.. You would attend as a witness of fact based on the clinical notes you made at the time of your assessment of the detainee(s).. You will not be appearing as an expert witness.. Forensic Nurse Examiner.. Q: What do Forensic Nurse examiners do?.. A:.. Examine complainants of sexual assault / rape.. This can include victims of Domestic violence that have been raped / sexually assaulted.. Examination of Females and males.. Age groups: Currently see Post pubertal case upwards (females that have had periods or males aged 12 years and above).. Carry out full examination head to toe, (consent, consultation, and examination give advice and offer treatment in line with PGDs.. Examination of female / male genitalia (case dependant / based on alleged assault/incident) Recording of DVD genital examinations with Consent (all children aged 16 and under and any case where genital injuries are seen on examination).. NB: DVD recording of the genital examination is Anonymous, only holds centre number unique to the complainant, date recorded and examiners name.. To date there has never been a DVD of the genital examination shown in a Court arena.. If Defence contested the findings a medical expert would be nominated by them and asked to view the DVD with the examiner at an agreed venue (i.. e.. the centre the examination took place).. Referral to other health care professionals, agencies as required.. Maintain Contemporaneous notes.. Body mapping.. Photograph injuries.. Gather evidence (forensic) case dependant.. Submit evidence to the Police Peer.. Review cases examined with Clinical Supervisor ( allocated Dr ).. Attend team meetings, participation in these and peer reviews.. Training and input for Sexual offence training Police officers courses at the Constabulary Head Quarters.. Answer phone calls / queries from police for advice re cases or victims they have seen.. Answer calls and offer advice to health care professionals in relation to sexual assault / rape.. Examination of Self referrals to include storage of samples, specimens etc.. Provided statements as requested top Police.. If required and called attend Court.. Maintain own clinical credibility keep up to date with own training and clinical needs in line with NMC maintain registration, training and development.. Attend own clinical supervision.. Q: How many forensic nurse examiners are there?.. A: To date there are 3 Forensic Nurse Examiners and over 20 in training in the UK.. Q: Who can I contact for information?.. A: Dee Inott is the FNE at the Lancashire SAFE Centre based at the Royal Preston Hospital.. Click.. here.. to visit the Preston Lancashire website.. Contact Dee via e mail at: dee.. inott@lthtr.. nhs.. uk for information regarding her role as FNE at Lancashire SAFE Centre.. Check the link to SARCs on the UKAFN website to contact your local or nearest SARC for information.. Q: Will I be called to Court to give evidence?.. You would attend as a Professional witness to provide a witness/statement of fact evidence, based on the clinical notes you made at the time of your assessment of the detainee(s).. Q: What courses are available for Forensic nurse examiners Sexual Assault?.. A: The only current clinically competency based course is the PGCert/Dip/MSc in Advanced Forensic Practice for sexual assault and custody.. (details are available on the latest courses link).. It has been agreed that following the successful completion of this course you would only then be required to sit the OSCE part of the Diploma in the Forensic and Clinical Aspects of Sexual Assault Which was instituted by the Society of Apothecaries of London to set national standards in the quality of care medical professionals provide for victims of sexual violence and abuse.. The cost of only having to sit the OSCE part of the diploma is at much reduced fee as well.. site images copyright 2012 UKAFN.. All Rights Reserved.. site design by.. ideal-image.. net..

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    Descriptive info: If you would like to submit a news article, you can contact us.. CNO Bulletin November 2012 Issue 111.. CNO Bulletin the Chief Nursing Officer s monthly bulletin for all NHS nurses, midwives and health visitors provides a new interactive platform, where you can comment on stories and contribute to discussions.. The link below will take you straight to the latest issue, where you will find informative news items with links to more information.. If you prefer to read a hard copy, a PDF is available on the website for you to download.. http://content.. govdelivery.. com/bulletins/gd/UKDH-5dc202.. CNO Bulletin October 2012 Issue 110.. http://cno.. dh.. gov.. uk/2012/10/19/cno-bulletin-october-2012/.. PgC\PgD\MSc in Advanced Forensic Practice.. This qualification is for both Custody Nurses and those working in Sexual Assault.. For more details please go.. Updated Framework SARC Specification.. Only available in members Knowledge Base area.. Please login to view.. CNO Bulletin September 2012 Issue 109.. uk/2012/09/10/cno-bulletin-september-2012/.. This month s issue includes:.. Aidan Slowie NHS Olympian.. Ambulatory emergency care.. Driving the data.. Nurses make the cut.. New CATP national internships.. Dementia: early diagnosis campaign.. New strategy for organ donation.. Fight the flu.. Get to know the school nurse.. New fund will boost digital innovation.. NHS Improvement.. Practice teacher framework.. HEA and CoDH announce collaboration.. Nursery milk scheme consultation.. News in brief.. News round up.. CNO Bulletin August 2012 Issue 108.. uk/2012/08/07/cno-bulletin-august-2012/.. Jane Cummings' Voicepiece..  ...   Dr Jenny Holmes has been tasked to set up a Nurses liaison forum with @20 members including Jenny Smith, PP, SF, DrVicky Dean (Acaedmic Dean) Dr Fernie, Jerry Randell RCN.. This will be in July hopefully.. A more detailed report will be in our next newsletter.. CNO Bulletin May 2012 Issue 106.. uk/2012/05/23/cno-bulletin-may-2012/.. Year of the nurse - NHS Leadership Recognition Awards.. New awards.. Spring awards is QNI's largest ever.. Improving the quality of nursing care.. One year on: early implementer sites.. Taking the temperature of danger.. An energising day on the ward.. Improving the nation's mental health.. New online service to support parents.. New debriefing model.. News round up.. Parliamentary questions.. May 2011 Newsletter.. Read May's Newsletter.. Baroness Stern accepts position as Honourable Steering Group Member.. Read more.. The Havens 10th Anniversary.. The Havens.. has producd a.. 5-minute film.. aimed at young people about an assault on a young girl.. As the viewer you have to click when you think the perpetrator has crossed the line.. (You might not be able to view this video at work as it is hosted on the YouTube website.. ).. Free DVD - Clinical Guidance for Forensic Examiners following Sexual Assault.. This unique training tool has been developed for those working in the specialised areas of forensic examination, collection of evidence and care and treatment of people who have been sexually assaulted..

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    Descriptive info: Courses Events.. To add an event not currently listed here, please.. contact us.. Course Overview.. Application Form.. Event Title.. : There's No Place Like Home - Sexual violence in the context of domestic abuse.. Date.. : 28th February 1st March 2013.. Location.. : Manchester Town Hall.. :.. Overview.. Flyer.. : Capita Conferences - Serious Case Reviews Conferencee.. : 29th January 2013.. : Central London.. : Capita Conferences - Integrated Offender Management Conference.. : 14th February 2013.. : Manchester.. : Capita Conferences - Criminal Justice System Reform in Scotland.. : 19th February 2013.. : Edinburgh.. : Capita Conferences - Preventing Death in Police Care.. : 26th November 2012.. : Radisson Blu Portman, Central London.. : Capita Conferences -  ...   Courses for 2012/2013.. : Various.. : Greenwich University, London.. : Practical Introduction to Forensic Care.. This two-day course is aimed at fall front line healthcare professionals.. : TBC.. : London.. : St Mary's Centre Forensic and Medical Examination for Rape Sexual Assault Course (FMERSA) 2011.. : 23rd 24th February 2011.. Module One.. : 1-3 Feb 8-10 March 2011.. Module Two.. : 13-15 Sep 18-20 Oct 2011.. : Chancellors Hotel Conference Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester.. : Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development - Forensic Medicine.. : University of Teesside.. : Diploma in the Forensic and Clinical Aspects of Sexual Assault (DFCASA).. : Visit the site and apply.. : Sexual Assault Examination and Aftercare Courses.. : Various.. : The Havens..

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    Descriptive info: Please note we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of external links.. Please report dead links.. To suggest a link for inclusion please contact us.. Sexual Assault Referral Centres.. S.. t Mary s Centre.. St.. Mary's Centre offers high quality, comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, counselling, and medical services to males and females in Greater Manchester who have experienced rape or sexual assault, and their supporters.. The Lancashire SAFE Centre.. The Lancashire SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) Centre provides forensic examinations, counselling and comprehensive support services for women, men and children of all ages who make a complaint of rape or sexual assault.. Star Project (SARC).. A free support service for females and males aged 14 and over, offering counselling, emotional and practical support throughout West Yorkshire.. The Havens (SARC).. The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.. Nursing and Forensic Links.. Skills for Health.. Healthcare Professionals Working In Police Custody Setting.. Care and Evidence.. Promoting effective care for, and collection of best evidence from, people who have been sexually assaulted.. International Council of Nursing.. Advancing nursing and health world wide.. The Nursing and Midwifery Council.. The core function of the NMC is to establish standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nursing and midwifery and to ensure those standards are maintained, thereby safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public.. The Royal College of Nursing.. Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice and shaping health policies.. The International Association of Forensic Nurses.. The international voice of forensic nursing.. The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.. The FFLM is a charity set up to develop and maintain the highest possible standards of competence and professional integrity in forensic and legal medicine.. British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.. The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV - BASHH - was formed in 2003 through the merger of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (MSSVD) and the Association for Genitourinary Medicine (AGUM).. The Society of Sexual Health Advisors.. A professional organisation for Health Advisers working in departments of Genito-Urinary Medicine and Sexual Health.. East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit.. Established in 2001 and situated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the Forensic Pathology Unit combines high class research covering many aspects of forensic medicine and science with a forensic pathology service provision to the East Midlands and many other national and international organisations.. Other Support Agencies.. Victim Support.. Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime.. Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.. CWASU, originally The Child Abuse Studies Unit, was established in 1987 by two full-time staff of the then Polytechnic of North London - Mary MacLeod and Esther Saraga.. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).. The Rape,  ...   statement on prosecuting rape 30th June 2004.. Sexual Offences Act 2003.. The full Sexual Offences Act 2003 legislation.. The Criminal Justice System England and Wales.. The CJS online.. Home Office Sexual Offences Minisite.. This site is aimed at practitioners who want information on what the government is doing to address all aspects of sexual violence and abuse, and information about what they can do in their field, to improve their response to this terrible crime.. Police Links.. ACPO.. The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.. Metropolitan Police - Project Sapphire.. Project Sapphire specialises in investigating rape and sexual assault cases and to provide victims with the support and care they need.. Information on Rape and Sexual Offences.. Rape and sexual assault : Directgov - Young people.. What to do if you become a victim of a rape and sexual assault.. This is ABUSE - Directgov.. It involves more than physical violence, abuse can be emotional or sexual.. Get more info.. fact: Drugs and alcohol are never the cause of rape or sexual assault.. Rape and sexual assault | nidirect.. Rape and sexual assault affects people of all ages, both male and female.. Sometimes alcohol or drugs are used in a sexual assault.. This link is for Northern Ireland.. Victim Support » Rape or sexual assault: information for women.. Being a victim of any kind of crime can be frightening and upsetting.. But rape and sexual assault are particularly distressing crimes for the victim and the effects.. Teenage rape prevention | Home Office.. You can find out information on a number of successful local campaigns.. The Fawcett Society.. Leading organisation campaigning for equality between women and men.. Home Office Findings : 159.. Rape and sexual assault of women: findings from the British Crime Survey.. Joint inspection into the Investigation and Prosecution of Cases involving Allegations of Rape.. In 2002, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) published a joint thematic inspection report on the investigation and prosecution of rape offences.. Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the HMCPSI/HMIC.. Action plan to implement the the recommendations of the HMCPSI/HMIC joint investigation into the investigation and prosecution of cases involving the allegation of rape.. Personal Safety Guides: Protect Yourself Against Sex Crimes.. Personal Safety Guides: Protect Yourself Against Sex Crimes.. Other Websites.. Drug Watch.. DrugWatch.. com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.. Male Survivor.. Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men.. The Survivors Trust.. Supporting specialist services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.. World Health Organisation.. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.. Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.. Resources for patients and their families..

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    Descriptive info: Apply for Membership.. Membership Renewal.. We hope you join and assist us in making this a vibrant and innovative community.. We intend to introduce services such as the notification and promotion of Courses and Events.. Registered members would have advanced notice of such activities.. In the longer term we hope to carry advertising for employment within the Forensic Nursing arena, again there will be priority access for Registered Members.. Registered Members will have priority in the submission of links, courses, events, news and articles for them to be considered for inclusion in the site.. As a registered member you will be entitled to discounts on UKAFN conference fees.. Types of Membership.. There are two types of Membership available -.. Full.. and.. Associate.. Membership cost £26.. 00 annually for Full membership or £16.. 00 annually for Associate membership.. Full membership.. is open to registered nurses working within the field of forensic nursing as forensic nurse examiners, sexual assault nurses or examiners, police custody nurses presently forensically examining suspects or providingevidence in court.. Associate membership.. is open to individuals who have a genuine interest in forensic nursing and / or sexual assault victim care (e.. g.. Crisis Worker, Victim Advocate, A E Forensic Link Nurse or similar).. Some custody nurses might prefer Associate membership, at least initially.. Application is in 3 stages :-.. Stage 1.. -.. Application form.. : Complete and send the application form online (below).. Stage 2.. Payment.. : Payment is made via PayPal.. You will be asked to make payment as soon as you have submitted the application form below.. Stage 3.. Membership confirmation.. : Once you have confirmed your email address.. A standing order form for future annual payments  ...   (if.. member).. Crisis Worker.. Forensic Doctor.. Forensic Scientist.. Other (Please state below).. Other qualification, please state here:.. Name of Employer.. PIN Number (If.. Phone (Landline).. Phone (Mobile).. Police Force / Service.. Length of service:.. Less than 1 year.. 1 year.. 2 years.. 3 years.. 4 years.. 5 years.. 6 years.. 7 years.. 8 years.. 9 years.. 10 years.. More than 10 years.. By submitting this form I hereby declare that I wish to apply for membership of the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses in the class of membership I have indicated.. I declare that I have completed this form accurately and believe the information provided to be true.. If accepted into membership I agree to abide by the Constitution of The United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses and will endeavour to uphold its mission and values.. I agree to pay an annual subscription as published to The United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses in order to maintain registration.. I may cancel my membership at any time by notifying the members' administrator.. Please read and indicate your agreement to the above declaration.. Data Protection Notice: The information you provide us will not be passed to any third parties and will only be used for the purpose outlined above.. You may apply for a copy of the electronic information we hold about you by contacting us.. Security question (to prove you're a human):.. What is.. If you are a returning member and want to renew your membership subscription via PayPal please click the PayPal button below to make secure payment with your debit or credit card.. Membership Type (Full or Associate):.. Full Membership £26.. 00 GBP.. Associate Membership £16.. Your 9-digit membership number:..

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  • Title: UKAFN
    Descriptive info: Hover over the green bullets for more information about Sexual Assualt Referral Centres around the country.. You will require.. Adobe Flash Player.. to view this map.. To see a larger version of the map please click..

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  • Title: UKAFN
    Descriptive info: UKAFN Launch 2007.. In March,2007 saw the official launch of the United Kingdom Association for Forensic Nurses (UKAFN), held at King s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in South London.. The first association of its kind in Europe, the UKAFN brings together forensic nurses from across the country.. 1st Forensic European meeting.. Below are pictures from the 1st Forensic European meeting, which took place in Brussels.. Susan Chasson.. President of the International Association of Forensic  ...   Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.. Stacey Mitchell.. Forensic death investigator: USA.. Piet Machielse-.. Netherlands.. Glovanni Muttillo-.. Italy forensic specialist.. Jonas Lindgren.. Forensic death investigator: Sweden.. Jo Delaforce.. Founding President of the UKAFN: United Kingdom.. The first meeting took place at the European Federation of Nurses Association.. (EFN) in Brussels.. The attendees had arrived to meet with Paul De Raeve General Secretary to discuss Forensic nursing in Europe and how to raise awareness and have this speciality recognized..

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  • Title: UKAFN
    Descriptive info: Next UKAFN Conference:.. 'Sex, Drugs and not Rock n Roll'.. 8th September 2012.. Ruxton Lecture Theatre, Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Stafford ST18 0AD.. Download UKAFN Conference 2012 Flyer.. Download UKAFN Conference 2012 Schedule.. UKAFN Conference 2012 Pictures.. UKAFN Conference 2011 Pictures..

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  • Title: UKAFN
    Descriptive info: Please use the form below to get in touch with the UKAFN team.. Full Name.. E-mail Address.. Contact Number.. Membership Number (if member).. Message..

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  • Title: UKAFN
    Descriptive info: Expert Witness Training.. Sexual Health Courses for 2012/2013.. Member Details.. If you have forgotten your username or password, please enter your email address below to receive your user login details via email.. email address:..

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