5. Our Sexual Violence Services

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Plymouth Therapy Update

2019-07-23T14:14:26+01:00|5. Our Sexual Violence Services, 8. News|

PRESS RELEASE 23/07/2019 First Light are pleased to announce the expansion of their sexual violence counselling provision in Plymouth to include victims of historic sexual abuse. The charity is asking people in Plymouth to get in touch if they have been affected by sexual violence to see if the therapy service is appropriate for [...]

Rape victims in Devon and Cornwall can now ask for help without reporting the crime first

2017-07-28T07:31:53+01:00|5. Our Sexual Violence Services, 8. News|

Victims of sexual violence are now able again to access to specialist Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in Devon and Cornwall, without having to report the crime first. The Cove (Plymouth) and The Willow Centre (Cornwall) are expecting a sharp increase in victims and survivors coming forward for medical and emotional support. Tom Dingwall, Chief Executive [...]

Crisis Workers

2018-12-13T14:43:11+01:00|5. Our Sexual Violence Services|

A crisis worker is a highly trained, yet compassionate and empathetic professional, who is skilled at supporting people at a time of trauma and personal crisis. All of our crisis workers are female and have been selected on the basis of their integrity and openness. They know how important it is for your voice to [...]

Court Support for Children and Young People

2017-07-24T22:07:38+01:00|4. About Sexual Violence, 5. Our Sexual Violence Services, 6. Children and Young People|

We have specialist advisors for children who have significant experience of supporting young people and their families through the criminal justice system. Children and Young People are entitled to a range of special measures to help them give evidence in court - these can be explained to you by your dedicated advisor. We can help [...]

Going to Court

2017-07-24T22:05:03+01:00|4. About Sexual Violence, 5. Our Sexual Violence Services|

The strength and bravery it takes to tell someone about your abuse is undeniable – The courage it takes to seek justice is simply immeasurable. Too many abusers rely on the silence and fear of their victims to shield them from justice. They underestimate your power and strength. The Government is committed to combating sexual [...]

Support for Children and Young People

2019-09-11T18:30:33+01:00|4. About Sexual Violence, 5. Our Sexual Violence Services, 6. Children and Young People|

We have specialist advisors for children who have significant experience of supporting young people and their families through the criminal justice system. Children and Young People are entitled to a range of special measures to help them give evidence in court - these can be explained to you by your dedicated advisor. We can help [...]