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Information about sexual violence, useful resources and information for professionals…

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds, including: rape, sexual abuse (including in childhood), sexual assault, sexual harassment, forced marriage, so-called honour-based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), trafficking, sexual exploitation (including child sexual exploitation), and others.

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Useful Resources

Useful information, resources, and links to external services and support.

Useful Resources

Myths & Sterotypes

There are many common myths about sexual violence that can cause shame, guilt and self-blame. We work to dispel these myths, and help victims and survivors get the support they need and want.

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Useful Statistics

Since 2014, reported adult rape offences have increased by over 40%. Since 2014, reported child rape offences have increased by over 55%.

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Information for Professionals

Hearing a disclosure (someone telling you about their abuse) can often be frightening and daunting for the person receiving the disclosure but it is extremely important for the person disclosing that they feel heard and believed.

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Cover your Tracks

We take your privacy very seriously. If you are concerned that someone may be able to find out you have visited our site or may walk into the room while you are viewing the site, here are a few tips that may help you hide this information.

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Confidentiality

Confidentiality is about only sharing your information with people who need to know. CRASAC is a confidential service and you have a right to confidentiality. Wherever possible we will let you know if there is anything we can’t keep confidential.

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