Responding to sexual assault of
people with disability workshop

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Statistics show that the prevalence of sexual abuse of people with disability is of significant concern, and that most sexual abuse that occurs to people with a disability is perpetrated by someone they know and in a setting that they live or receive care in as a result of having a disability.

Designed for workers involved with supporting people with disability, this one-day or half-day workshop looks at how to recognise and respond to the sexual abuse of people with disability.

About this workshop

The workshop is interactive and involves group discussions as well as looking at the hard facts, all while being in a safe environment.

PWDA also offers training as part of our work providing disability support for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in preventing violence and abuse towards people with disability, including sexual assault.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Get the knowledge and skills they need to understand the prevalence of sexual assualt of people with disability  
  • Receive useful resources.
  • Learn from trainers with disability
  • Interact with our trainers as well as other participants, so you can ask questions and share knowledge.

Learn about

  • What sexual assault looks like with a disability lens.   
  • The different kinds of relationships that a person with a disability has and what is appropriate and not appropriate in those relationships.
  • How to respond and refer.


Full day (6 hours + 1 hour lunch break) | Half day (3 hours)

Suitable for

  • People and organisations providing support or services to people with disability

Book a training session

Ready to get upskilled? Please email or call us on (02) 9370 3100.

About our training

For over 20 years, we’ve been delivering education and training to empower people with disability to take control of their own lives and to help workers in the broader community improve how they work with, provide services for and support people with disability.

The workshops and training activities we provide are developed and presented by people with disability and focus on providing information in a productive and engaging format that delivers a meaningful outcome for all participants.

  • Our workshops can be delivered face-to-face if you’re in Sydney or can be provided online anywhere in Australia via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
  • Our workshops can be booked for any time during business hours.
  • The cost of our workshops varies depending on content, location, and number of participants. Please get in touch for a quote.
  • We have a minimum booking of 10 people and a maximum booking of 30 people for any session.
  • We can tailor our workshops or create bespoke training packages to meet the specific needs of any organisation. Please get in touch to find out more.

Why choose us

  • Subject Matter Experts: As Australia’s peak disability rights organisation with a proud 40-year history of advocating for people with disability, we have genuine understanding and extensive knowledge of disability-related issues.
  • Disability Led: All our trainers are people with disability. It makes a world of difference.
  • Rights-Based Framework: All our training activities are developed from a rights-based perspective, ensuring workshop content aligns with all relevant disability rights, legislation and international conventions. 
  • Cost Effective: We understand the budget constraints under which many organisations operate and ensure our prices are the most competitive in the market.

PWDA provided a safe environment for the students to engage through learning and discussion with effective feedback and redirection strategies to support knowledge and understanding surrounding respectful relationships for young people, identified risk factors and support mechanisms to provide strategies. The young people who attended were presented with creative activities at an age and stage appropriate level to engage them and build upon their existing knowledge base. A valuable program and exceptional delivery of information inclusive for all.

Bonita Stevens, Head Teacher Special Education, Dubbo College Senior Campus


If you have any questions about participating in one of our workshops or want to find out more about our training services, please email or telephone (02) 9370 3100.

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