Bystander Intervention – What Is It, and How Do You Intervene Safely?

Where is it?


When is it?

Monday, 12th June, 2023

Bystander Intervention

This seminar will start a conversation with individuals & organisations about what a bystander is & how bystanders can intervene to help prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG).

The instances of violence against women and girls is subject to ongoing scrutiny in both the media and by Government.

The rise of the #MeToo movement across the globe as well as the information posted on the “Everyone’s Invited” website in the UK has highlighted the need to challenge deep-seated misogynistic behaviours. We need to be able to recognise and understand the impact that “rape culture” has on young men and the devastating consequences on women and girls when this type of behaviour becomes normalised.

Date: 12 June 2023
Time:1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free

The Session Will Explore:

  • Bystander interventions-the key ideas.
  • The four stages of bystander interventions.
  • Why people do not intervene or get involved.
  • What influences misogyny.
  • How to effectively intervene.
  • How to start the conversation in your organisation.

Who is the course for?

  • Sports coaches and organisation
  • Staff working in the sports and leisure sector
  • Schools and colleges
  • Police
  • Health agencies
  • Anyone working with children and adults

This session will be delivered by Kevin Murphy, Safeguarding in Sport Lead at NWG Network.

NWG is a UK network of over 14,500 practitioners working on issues including child exploitation (CE) and trafficking in the UK.

Our network covers voluntary and statutory services and private companies working in this field. We offer support and guidance, while providing updates and, training. We also share national developments and influence the development of national and local policy informed by practice.

Sport England is funding the safeguarding in sport team to raise awareness of how abusers can exploit children and adults can through sport. We work closely with our partners at The Ann Craft Trust and the CPSU. We are currently delivering our unique bystander intervention training to sports organisations across our partner areas.

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