This project aimed to address the issue of sexual violence against people with a mental disability through research, development of a training/awareness raising pack for sexual education and assertiveness, and development of a care protocol for facilitators and a training module for careers that would be piloted to test the methodology.
The project was representative of a reality that exists in every European country. The social integration of people having problems of learning disability presents a social and economic situation of very high importance. In some countries there are differences but these differences can be explored in order to learn from each other. The project aimed to illlustrate that there has to be a frame of reference for cooperation with the judicial authorities at the European level. The ultimate aim of the project was to move towards a first draft of a European Code a Good Practice concerning prevention and guidance of sexual abuse.
The project involved a number of different activities, including:
. Producing a reliable statistical study with conclusions on the sexual abuse of women, young people and children with mental disability among the Andalusian population;
. Interviews with people abused both within the family and institutions;
. The general and specific design of strategies for prevention, through three different pilot projects.
. The compilation of figures, in the European, national and regional contexts;
. Technical planning of prevention actions for the groups under study.
· Good Practice Handbook: Sexual abuse of people with learning disabilities: prevention and support (English, Dutch, French)
· Publication of conclusions of transnational meeting (English, Dutch, French)