Victims’ Commissioner launches new research focusing on the experience of rape victims in the criminal justice system.

Dame Vera is asking anyone who has been the victim of rape – and who feels able to – to tell her about their personal experience of the criminal justice system. It does not matter how far the offence progressed in the system, the VC wants to know about what happens at every stage. Researchers from Dame Vera’s team will…

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.

GRASAC is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. 13,695 charities were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public. GRASAC will use the donation…

Government supports additional sexual violence support at GRASAC

Monday 8 June 2020 Government funds critical sexual violence advisers in Gloucestershire Gloucestershire now has two new Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) working to support victims in the county, following concern that too few rape and serious sexual offences were reaching court. The Ministry of Justice asked Gloucestershire OPCC to bid for funding to employ the new ISVAs for two…

CAHMS survey

Children and young people, parents, carers and health and social care professionals in Gloucestershire are being asked to share their experiences of mental health and wellbeing support to help improve future experiences for children and young people. Feedback will be gathered via a series of surveys over a four-week period. Following this, a report will be published sharing the feedback…

First response to reporting of sexual violence

Please take the time to complete the below survey if you can. https://glos.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/first-response-to-reporting-of-sexual-violence With many Police Forces deciding to no longer maintain Specialist Trained Officers for sexual violence cases, this timely piece of research is looking for participants to help us understand whether relying on First Response Officers alone to respond to sexual violence reports affects reporter’s experiences of first…

Amazon Wish List

We now have our first amazon wish list.  The items on the list will directly support the survivors we work with by either ensuring the support rooms are welcoming and friendly or by being used at the groups we run. If you would like to support us in a different way please take a look at the list and feel…

We are OPEN

We are aware of the impact of covid 19 on many individuals, businesses and support services, however we wanted to let you know that our support is still available. Our admin line (01452 305421) is open for any queries during office hours Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Fridays 9.00am – 4.30pm. Our helpline (01452 526770) is currently open…

Cornoavirus self help information and links

  We will regularly be updating this post with helpful information and any changes to our helpline operating hours. Our self help guide has lots of information, and tips  click below to access the guide. SELF HELP GUIDE Our telephone helpline is operating Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12.00pm – 2.00pm and Tuesday and Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm. 01452 526770. …

Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse – upcoming Victims and Survivors Forum events for 2020

I’d like to inform you of the Inquiry’s upcoming Victims and Survivors Forum events for 2020. These exclusive events are open to all members of the Inquiry’s Victims and Survivors Forum. Anyone who has experienced child sexual abuse can join the Forum . All Forum members will have an opportunity to participate in events which take place across England and…

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