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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

Covid-19: Are you concerned about wearing a mask?

Survivors on our helpline tell us that covering their own face or seeing the faces of others covered has been a triggering experience for them. Has this effected you?

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Author: Annabelle Edwards

Our Impact

124

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

  • Taking care of yourself & I May Destroy You

    It feels like everyone is talking about Michaela Coel’s newest creation I May Destroy You, a drama based on her experience of sexual assault. We want to offer up some tips for survivors thinking of watching the show as well as discuss some of the important topics covered in the series. Read more

  • The Victims Commissioner’s newest Report highlighting the catastrophic decline in rape prosecutions

    The report, amongst other things, highlights the catastrophic decline in rape prosecutions over the last few years - comparing this to the decriminalisation of rape. The report discusses the barriers to justice that survivors face and the commissioners continuing commitments to alleviating these and working with charities supporting survivors. We welcome this report and thank Dame Vera Baird for outlining the true severity of the Criminal Justice System’s failings of survivors of sexual violence Read more

  • TST Supportline hours extended

    Thanks to funding from the MoJ COVID-19 Response Fund our free national Supportline is now open 7 days a week. We're here to talk, to listen and to believe. Read more

  • Data charges removed for websites supporting victims of crime

    The UK’s major telecoms companies have agreed their customers’ mobile phone data won’t be used up if they’re seeking information and support online. Access to websites supporting some of the most vulnerable victims of crime will be free of charge during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a new deal brokered by the Government. Read more

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