Safeline has been commissioned by the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver the Sexual Abuse and Violence and Recovery Service for Warwickshire from 1st April 2023.. Safeline was also commissioned in April 2022, to provide Sexual Abuse and Violence Counselling support services for Warwickshire County Council.
‘Safeline is proud to have been supporting survivors of sexual violence and anyone affected since 1994. We look forward to working in partnership with the PCC, to ensure that the people in Warwickshire who have been subjected to sexual violence receive the services they need to cope, recover, and move forward with their lives.’ Said Neil Henderson, Chief Executive of Safeline.
‘Just brilliant on every level… from referral to conclusion, by far the best. Fabulous people, very knowledgeable, skilled, passionate, caring, professional. Adapting provision to the needs of the client. A huge thank you does not seem enough – the counsellor and Safeline changed me and facilitated a future I never thought I could achieve – a future on my terms.’
Philip Seccombe, Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire said:
‘While I remain focused on reducing crime to ensure there are fewer victims overall, it’s hugely important that when crime does occur, each victim has tailored support to help them cope and recover. That support needs to be delivered to a very high standard and provide assistance at all stages of the criminal justice system. That’s why I am delighted to be able to expand the provision through the award of these new contracts.’
Safeline is a leading, specialist, independent charity supporting survivors of sexual violence and working to prevent its occurrence through Prevention and Early Intervention programmes. We are inclusive, supporting people aged 3+, irrespective of age, gender, sexual identity, culture, religion, language, and physical/mental health needs.
Since 1994, we’ve directly supported 100,000+ people impacted by sexual violence. The expertise and insight gained from supporting so many people have informed our deep understanding of how trauma affects victims/survivors enabling us to develop and adapt our high-quality and effective trauma-informed practice, to deliver effective outcomes that empower individuals to cope and recover.
Our services are inclusive, comprehensive, integrated, tailored, confidential, long-term, and free; and support survivors whether the abuse has been reported or not and regardless of when it happened.
Our Face-to-Face services operate across Warwickshire and Coventry, and include Trauma-informed, individual counselling, psychotherapy, and creative therapies. Prevention and Early Intervention services for vulnerable children/young people, aged 9-18. Independent Sexual Violence advocacy and a Children’s ISVA service and a survivors’ helpline. We also operate two national services across England and Wales supported by the UK Government: The National Male Survivor Helpline and Online support service for adults and children; and the National Telephone and Online counselling service for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse aged 16+.
Safeline’s services are independently accredited against nationally recognised best practice quality standards. External verification of our services by experts means that any victim/survivor of sexual violence accessing our services, can be confident about the high quality of support they will receive. Safeline is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Visit us at https://safeline.org.uk