Putting Survivors at the Heart of Everything we do


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.


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.


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


Author: Annabelle Edwards

Our Impact


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


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


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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