Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee.
We understand the complexities of sexual abuse and violence in BAMER communities and the barriers faced by those accessing support. Our staff receive regular training on the additional needs of survivors from BAMER communities. Additionally, all our staff are trained to recognise and respond to incidents of/potential incidents of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)/cutting.
You Are not Alone
We understand that people from BAMER communities who have experienced rape, sexual violence, or childhood sexual abuse may face specific fears and pressures, for example:
While traditional attitudes can be helpful, they can also be a barrier that can stop survivors who have been assaulted from accessing support. You do not need to report to the police or leave home to get support. Confidentiality is essential for people from BAMER communities to get support and help.
We want to ensure that anyone who wishes to access our service can do so and we can provide a translator for a limited number of counselling sessions. Our services are confidential and we are here to listen to and support you.