Who we are, what we do & how we work
Suffolk Rape Crisis (SRC) is a feminist organisation, which aims to:
- Support survivors of rape or sexual abuse aged 14+. We work to empower survivors and help them to maintain control of their lives
- Raise awareness about rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence
- Provide information, guidance, training, and expertise within the community.
- Contribute to policy initiatives and strategies aimed at improving the service provision for survivors.
- Actively challenge the values, beliefs and behaviours which contribute to sexual and gender-based violence .
- Work in partnership with local service providers and communities to promote the values of SRC
Our service is open to anyone aged 14 or above who feels that they need our support. People can contact us days, weeks, months, years and even decades after an assault. It is never too late to talk about the impact of sexual violence; when you feel ready we will be here to support you.
Our service is confidential, and some parts of it, like our helpline, can be completely anonymous if that is what you prefer. If you choose to share something with us, we will not repeat anything you tell us to anyone outside of our organisation. Information is shared within Suffolk Rape Crisis to help us to provide a better service to our clients.
We do not report anything you tell us to the police or any other outside body. The only exception to this is if we are told things which we have a legal duty to report – child protection issues for example.
We collect anonymous information for statistical purposes. However, no information is ever shared that would enable individuals to be identified.
Helpline Volunteers Wanted – SRC Needs YOU!
We are looking for willing and attentive listeners who can engage callers in a calm, non-judgemental and empathetic manner, signposting to relevant services as needed.
Owing to the current nature of our work and the needs and preferences of our service users, we are looking for female volunteers.
Volunteers must be able to cover two, 2 hour evening shifts per month.
Our helpline is open: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm to 9pm 0800 0850 520