Decision details

PCC DN - Critical Incident Stress Management training

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This training is for health professionals and first responders involved in the care of groups following traumatic incidents.
During this 5 x 3 hour module programme delivered over 2.5 days,
participants will be taught the skills, structure and theory required to conduct a range of group interventions following critical incidents in the workplace and community. These include Crisis Management Briefing, Defusing and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Activities will provide opportunity to practice interventions in a safe, supportive and structured environment.
It will start the process of providing GM RASSO Service providers with the beginnings of a standard protocol of how they manage issues and incidents collectively. This is accredited training used by other organisations, including emergency services.
Additionally, this training will lead to increasing resilience across the VCSE sector which is a positive in terms of services provided and delivery of these.
It also assists staff within the sector. The training is designed for those who have experienced which may lead to trauma so is relevant for staff working within the SV sector due to the nature of their work.
Survivors will manage the programme and we will ask them to confirm who has accessed this training and any outcomes coming from this.


£4900 (inc VAT) is provided to Survivors Manchester for the procuring of the Critical Incident Stress Management Course (CISM).
7 staff from Survivors Manchester will access this training and there will be 9 other spaces open to GM Sexual Violence support VCSE organisationswho are members of the Sexual Violence Harm Reduction Group. The training will be hosted and delivered at Survivors Manchester, and they will book relevant people onto the training. This works out at £367 per person accessing the training.

Publication date: 13/01/2023

Date of decision: 06/01/2023