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For more information on this course or any other, please contact The Derwent Initiative

Over our 20 years as leaders in the field we have provided training in all parts of the UK and across sectors. Some of our recent clients include:

Anglia Housing
Catch22 Offender Management, HMPs Doncaster and Thameside
Care UK, HMP Portland
Circus Central
Coastline Housing
Combat Stress
Cornerstone Housing
Creative Support
Emmaus, Bristol
Gwalia Housing
Haven Housing
HMP Forest Bank
Junction 42
Medaille Trust
Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough
Pathways Care
Senad Community
The Simon Community
Street Pastors, Sunderland
Tyne Housing

We are registered with the Crown Commercial Services Dynamic Marketplace.

With trainers drawn from diverse professional backgrounds, we are confident that have the expertise to adapt training to meet the needs of anyone whose work brings them into contact with sexual offenders. These are the aims of recent courses delivered to organisations across a range of sectors:



Updated in 2016 to reflect current practice, and in 2017 to reflect ongoing changes to the management of rehabilitation services, the aim of this course is to raise awareness of sexual offending activity within the prison setting which may present a risk to children or vulnerable adults through mail, telephone, photo and visit contact. This course is particularly relevant to staff dealing with letters, PIN phones, visits, and Security Information Reports.



This course offers participants a deeper awareness and understanding of how sex offenders operate in their community, their presenting behaviours and underlying motivations.  This enables staff to maintain an effective client engagement and safe working while also ensuring their own self-care.



Addressing issues around sex work, sexual exploitation, trafficking & slavery, TDI trains owners, managers and front-line staff to safeguard customers and staff and assist the police by sharing soft intelligence which will prevent offending behavior.


Faith-based Organisations

For those working in faith-based organisations – either in ministry, as staff, or as volunteers.  It considers how sex offenders are managed under the MAPPA arrangements, the principles of risk assessment, how to identify and report patters of potentially risky behaviour and the ways these can be adapted to a whole-congregation approach. 


Rape Crisis

This course aims to improve effective client engagement and safe working, staff will consider how they can best support clients and each other.  It considers how to maintain a level of professional detachment and work constructively with offenders - even those who have committed serious offences. 


Care Providers / Nursing Homes

This course helps to enable staff of residential care organisations and nursing homes to play their part more effectively in the management of sex offenders for whom they provide a range of services. In particular, it considers how to assist clients who are known to or who may have committed sexual offences in a way which does not increase risk to other clients or users.


Street Pastors

This course seeks to clarify needs, concerns and responsibilities of street pastors within their safeguarding roles. It explores vulnerability and Identify, assess and manage risk.

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