SURVIVORS DESERVE BETTER
We work in partnerships with universities across the UK, we start by facilitating informal listening sessions with students, wellbeing staff, academics, tutors, cleaners, door staff and everyone else who have something to say about the culture on campus
We then report back to the university to outline current strengths, pain points and recommendations moving forward
Following the audit, we work with you to select a series of services to build a package that might include:
- The creation of specialist policies
- The creation of specialist survivor pathways, that prioritise compassion and informed decision making
- Delivery of leadership training and engagement to encourage a positive peer-to-peer culture
- Trauma-informed communications to increase disclosure rates
- Workshops and training for staff and students from our wide and varied curriculum
- The creation of survivor networks
The universities we work with far exceed regulatory compliance. We celebrate those that work with us by bringing them together to share best practices and commit to continual learning and improvement
'A lot left to learn: Student experiences of gender based violence at university'
Conducted by Trendence looking into the experience of over 8,000 students, led by 43 Student Unions and covering over 100 universities' students.
Chair, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Steering Group
Director of Student and Academic Services at SOAS
Survivor and Fighter
Susannah Fish (in review of our staff for other work)
Former Chief Constable
We know this is hard and can bring up tough feelings and memories.
We exist to change systems, we're sorry that we don't currently have the resources to support individuals - although we hope to in time.
In the meantime, if you need legal or emotional support, there are many amazing organisations that can offer you specialist care. These include:
Rights of Women provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights
Survivors Trust has 129 member organisations based in the UK & Ireland which provide specialist support for all genders who have survived rape, sexual violence, or childhood sexual abuse. This link allows you to search for support in your area
Women's Aid provides care for women experiencing all forms of domestic abuse.
Rape Crisis supports victims and survivors of sexual abuse
Daughters of Eve provides support to those at risk of female genital mutilation
Survivors UK offers support for men who have experienced sexual abuse
Southall Black Sisters supports Black and minority ethnic women who are facing all forms of gender based violence and abuse
Karma Nirvana supports victims of so-called 'honour based' abuse
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