Supporting victims of rape, sexual violence and abuse

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"To increase the awareness and understanding of rape, sexual violence & abuse by residents of East Sussex, so that victims / survivors and their friends, families and employers are able to recognise these forms of violence and abuse, and do not tolerate its presence in the community and know how to seek help and support for themselves and others. To improve the safety and wellbeing of the victim / survivor and to hold perpetrators to account."

Respond to the increase in disclosures, in particular by ensuring professionals are able to ‘ask and act’ about rape, sexual violence & abuse and by managing the impact on specialist services.

Develop a communications plan with partners to deliver targeted messages to raise awareness of consent and vulnerability linked to the night-time economy and professionals working with the 17-25 cohort, as well as making sure information on help and support is accessible to BME communities, LGB and Trans* people and older people.

Work with the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board to ensure the co-ordinated delivery of activity in relation to increasing awareness of consent and vulnerability and how to seek help and support for young people in schools and further education settings.
Help and Advice for victims of rape and sexual violence and abuse
Page last updated: 23 June 2017

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