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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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What next for people with lived experience when the justice process fails?

I usually enjoy my job as a trauma counsellor for SARSAS – it’s a privilege to participate in clients’ recovery journeys. However, I find supporting clients who have had negative experiences while seeking justice some of the saddest journeys, and the ones most likely to invoke my anger at the injustices within this broken system.

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16 Days of Activism: Q&A with The Flying Child

For #16DaysOfActivism we asked Sophie Olson, founder of The Flying Child, three questions about the importance of activism.

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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.

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16 days of inspiring activism

SARSAS CEO, Claire Bloor, reflects on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

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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.

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Meet our Menopause & Menstruation Champion

World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18 October to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.