A year of growth and victim-survivor voice: the SARSAS Impact Report
Last year we supported 747 people through counselling, specialist support and group work and provided 968 hours of support through our helpline services. We launched our new website and brand and delivered training to 3509 people. We are so proud of our amazing team and everything we have achieved together.
In a year marked by the continued effects of the pandemic and a cost-of-living crisis, we’ve seen a remarkable 56.25% increase in people seeking our support. Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly under challenging circumstances to provide life-changing support and advocacy.
We’ve adapted and grown, rebranding our website to better represent the organisation we are today.
Our training team has expanded, reaching over 1500 students and professionals with crucial topics like consent, responding to disclosures, and sexual harassment.
Diversity and inclusion are core to our work. This year, we ran focus groups with trans, non-binary, and intersex (TNBI) people, to help us improve our services and ensure that they are safe and welcoming for all genders. We also started work on our Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion action plan; a long-term commitment to delivering tangible change within our organisation.
Our collaborations, such as with Glastonbury Festival, showcase our commitment to prevention and intervention. Victim-survivor-led initiatives, including the ‘UpFront Survivor’ partnership, highlight our dedication to amplifying victim-survivor voices and community spaces.
This Impact Report is a testament to the hard work and commitment of all the SARSAS team but most of all to the victim-survivors who trust us to share their healing journey with them. Thank you.
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