Accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker (ISAC) Training
New dates for 2018 coming soon:
Paladin knows that training professionals on risk assessment and understanding the new law is vital to supporting victims. Advocacy is also vital and trained specialist staff is critical to saving lives and saving money. In some cases, stalking can lead to physical and sexual violence and even murder.
Paladin’s Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure high risk victims of stalking nationally are supported and that a co-ordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe. The ISACs work closely with police, probation, local authorities, Crown Prosecution Service and local support agencies. Paladin’s main objectives also include provision of training for professionals and scrutinising how the new law is being interpreted and applied.
There are a significant amount of stalking cases where the victim did not have a relationship with the perpetrator. Currently there is no service to support, advice and help for these victims except for Paladin. This is a major gap in public protection. We want to ensure that the gap is filled given the volume of cases across the UK matched against the severity and seriousness of stalking when it happens. This training will save lives and money.
Paladin have developed an accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) training course through the University of Brighton. This training will enable Paladin to establish a network of ISACs across the UK as satellites to the national service which will save lives, give victims quality of life and reduce levels of isolation. It is vital that there is a network of specialists locally to ensure victims are given the right advice and supported through the Criminal Justice System, much the same as Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs).
It is important that there are more ISACs across the UK as their specialist knowledge and advocacy is vital in keeping victims and their children safe. In the long term it will save both lives and money.
This course is designed for those who:
- Have one year experience working on the frontline with clients experiencing abuse.
- Come into contact with victims of stalking both domestic violence related and non-domestic violence related.
- Manage those working with clients experiencing abuse and hold a caseload.
We are aiming to arrange training courses for later on this year. If you are interested in attending the ISAC Training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details. Once training has been confirmed we will be in touch to discuss the venue, costing, times and dates.
All students would need to complete:
- ISAC Training Application Form
- ISAC Statement of Commitment
- Emergency Contact Form
- ISAC Employer Statement of Commitment stating that they are practicing in the field and meet the above criteria so that the student can implement the learning and they are prepared to meet the costs.
Before applying for this course, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.