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Spotlight behind Hollyoaks sibling sexual abuse (SSA) storyline

For this blog, we’re joined by Tanith McCulloch, SARSAS Sibling Sexual Abuse Project Officer, as we go behind the scenes (and the screens!) to talk about our decision to work with Hollyoaks to help bring the message of sibling sexual abuse to a brand new audience.

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Campaign to include protections for women & girls in the Online Safety Act 2023 (Part 1)

Online violence against women and girls is a striking issue in the UK, with many people largely unaware of the abuse perpetrated online.

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Somatic Therapy: connecting body and mind

Healing from any kind of trauma can be a challenging process. However, there are many techniques that people might find beneficial to explore as part of their healing journey.

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Meet our new CEO: Lorri Weaving

We’re delighted to welcome Lorri Weaving as our new CEO. Lorri joined the SARSAS team three and a half years ago as Head of Services.
During this time, she’s been instrumental in helping to develop our service delivery teams, including our counselling, specialist support work and pathway navigation teams, as well as our helpline services.

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Trans inclusion best practice sharing event

During LGBT History Month we held our second national trans inclusion best practice sharing event for professionals working in the sector.

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Statement from Claire Bloor, SARSAS CEO

We are sad to announce that our CEO, Claire Bloor, will be moving on from SARSAS at the end of March after six years leading us through a period of enormous change and unprecedented challenges.

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Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Act 2023: what does it hope to achieve?

In the first of a series of articles looking into laws affecting victim-survivors of sexual violence, our volunteer communications officer, Toby, explores the positive impacts and potential issues of this new bill.

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Lara’s Christmas Kilimanjaro climb for SARSAS!

Over Christmas, one of our incredible supporters, Lara Brand, trekked to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and raised over £6,000 for SARSAS.

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Celebrating trans, non-binary and intersex inclusion

We were thrilled to hold our first Trans Inclusion Practice Sharing event at then end of last year. An online ‘lunch and learn’ for people working in sexual violence support services across the country.

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16 Days of Activism: Listen, younger me

An incredible survivor and creative activist wrote these words to her younger self about the strength of the growing community of victim-survivor activists.