What is Sexual Violence
Sexual violence refers to any sexual activity where consent is not obtained or freely given.
It can include physical acts, such as unwanted touching and rape, and non – physical contact between the victim and the offender; for example, sexual harassment, threats, and indecent exposure, sexual teasing or innuendos, sexual photography, subjection to pornography or witnessing sexual acts and sexual assault to which the person has not consented or where they were pressured into consenting. It can also includes child sexual exploitation.
There are many organisations that can offer help and support, it can be difficult to know who to turn to, we will listen and be guided by you, at your own pace, giving all the relevant information that will assist you, in choosing the best support for your needs.
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If you report a crime to Staffordshire Police, they will ask you if you are happy for your details to be passed on to the Staffordshire Victim Gateway and Restorative Justice Service. We will automatically receive your contact information and a brief overview of your experience and the crime, if you don’t specify to Staffordshire Police that you don’t want us to make contact with you. If you initially opted out of the service, you can self-refer at any time.
We can provide you with advice, information & emotional and practical support. We can liaise and advocate on your behalf, and introduce and support you to specialist services, who can help you gain the relevant support that can help in your recovery. We will be with you every step of the way. Our support is free and confidential, regardless of whether you have reported a crime or incident to the police, we are here to support you.
Please call us on the number below. You can also email us or click the ‘Contact Us’ button to self-refer:
Crime Prevention Information
Additionally, it may also be useful for you to have advice on crime prevention that may help you to protect yourself in the future. You can find lots of useful information on local crime prevention by clicking here: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/crimeprevention
Staffordshire Woman’s Aid
24 hour helpline. Specialist support for domestic and sexual violence
Is it an emergency?
If you are in immediate danger and support is needed right away, call Staffordshire Police on 999. If you feel it is a non-emergency, you can log incidents that have happened by calling Staffordshire Police on 101. if you have a hearing impairment, you can use their textphone service on 18001 101
7 in 10 people who use our Victim Gateway service are happy with the outcome.