CRASAC’s mission is to improve the lives of people in Coventry who have been impacted by sexual violence and abuse, enabling them to survive and thrive in life.
The following values have been developed in consultation with our clients and staff, and are embedded into everything we do.
We are shaped by the needs and voices of survivors by
- believing what survivors tell us and are non-judgmental in our approach.
- recognising survival strategies and validate feelings whatever they may be.
- empowering and enabling survivors to regain control and choice.
- hearing and responding to survivor voices when providing and developing our services.
We stand for justice and equality by
- promoting and upholding the rights and needs of survivors.
- providing a service that is anti-oppressive and responds to survivors as individuals.
- recognising it is an individual’s decision whether to report.
- working positively to ensure our services are accessible and appropriate to those who need them.
We act on our belief that change is possible through
- actively challenging injustice and dispelling myths surrounding sexual violence.
- amplifying the voices of survivors to ensure they are heard.
- working to promote and protect survivor’s rights.
- working from a feminist and human rights framework to promote positive change.
We hold ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards by
- working in a way that is transparent to and informed by survivors experiences and feedback.
- adhering to national quality service standards.
- continually refreshing our expertise with input from research, stakeholders, review and survivor feedback.
- promoting a culture of respect and integrity towards staff and survivors.