Published: 22 September 2009 at 13:09
A workshop explains the work of the new Cambridgeshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre
A new Sexual Assault Referral Clinic (SARC) is being launched in Peterborough to provide much needed support to victims of sexual abuse and violence. The new centre will be located at Oasis at Rivergate and is run by Peterborough Community Services.
While there are a few other centres like this nationally, this is the first centre of its kind in the Cambridge region. To coincide with the launch, Anglia Ruskin University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care is running a workshop that will aim to help health and social care professionals gain a basic understanding of the services that the new Sexual Assault Referral Centre will provide and how these can be accessed effectively to ensure victims are well supported and cared for. The role of crisis workers, forensic scientists, and the police will be fully outlined.
Discussion will then centre on what sexual violence is and what the current Government response is to sexual assault including rape.
Speaking about the introductory workshop, Andrew Kirk from the Faculty of Health and Social Care said:
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