Putting Survivors at the Heart of Everything we do

Training

Our training is underpinned by a wealth of knowledge that comes from our vast experience of supporting specialist agencies and working with survivors. We are determined to encourage positive working practices that puts survivors at the centre of focus.

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Author: Sarah Cheadle

About Sexual Violence & Abuse

Sexual violence and abuse is any behaviour of a sexual nature which is unwanted and takes place without consent or understanding. This includes rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, childhood sexual abuse, female genital mutilation and more.

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Author: Annabelle Edwards

Our Work

Over the last ten years we have set up five new rape support centres, successfully lobbied for a three-year support fund for member organisations and established the all-party parliamentary group for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Find out more about our work

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Author: Annabelle Edwards

Our Impact

128

Specialist member agencies around the UK and Ireland providing direct services to survivors of sexual violence

80,000

estimated survivors supported by our member agencies in the last year through telephone and email support, counselling, support groups and other services

800+

Individuals trained internally and externally in the last 12 months. These include those from the police, government agencies, schools, NHS staff, ISVAs and independent students

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News

  • New measures to support vulnerable people ahead of Hidden Harms Summit

    The virtual summit, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is in response to the unique challenges victims have faced during the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they continue to get support. Our CEO, Fay Maxted OBE, will be attending the Hidden Harms Summit with colleagues from Rape Crisis England and Wales, Male Survivors Partnership and NAPAC Read more

  • Messages from frontline support services - We are still here

    If you’ve experienced sexual violence or abuse, no matter when it happened, #YouAreNotAlone. Support services across England and Wales are available to you. They’re free, confidential and independent. Read more

  • TST update on Covid-19 and tips to get through

    Due to Covid-19 many of our members and other support services are closing their face to face services and operating differently in accordance with advice from the UK Government. Read more

  • Consultation on Improving the Victims’ Code

    The Government now want to hear what you have to say about their proposed changes. This consultation is the next step in improving the experience of victims within the justice system and will pave the way for a Victims’ Law that will guarantee victims their rights. Read more

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