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Rape Crisis Scotland

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Rape Crisis Scotland Annual Report 2014-15
Rape Crisis Scotland Annual Report 2014-15 Rape Crisis Scotland has just published its Annual Report for 2014-15 .This highlights among other developments very positive evaluation findings on the impact of Rape Crisis Scotland's Sexual Violence Prevention Project, and a further increase in the number of people supported by rape crisis centres across Scotland: 2665 clients were supported by centres during the year, and centres also responded to almost 14,000 calls....

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New resource & helpline service for LGBTI survivors
New resource & helpline service for LGBTI survivors From Friday 19th February, Rape Crisis Scotland will be offering a specialist support service on the national helpline for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence, and their friends and families. This will complement existing services and offer LGBTI survivors an additional opportunity to seek support responsive to their experiences from specially trained support workers. Rape Crisis Scotland National Co-ordinator, Sandy Brindley said “We know that LGBTI survivors can experience unique stresses following sexual violence, which can make it even more difficult to report what has happened to them or to come forward and seek help. With our new resources and helpline service, Rape Crisis Scotland is taking proactive steps to overcome these barriers, and we want to highlight the fact that our support is fully inclusive, and able to respond to all survivors, whatever their gender identity or sexual orientation.”...

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Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System in translation
Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System in translation Our new video resource 'Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System' is also available in a variety of community languages in addition to the English and subtitled versions. ' Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System ' ( overview here ) - is for anyone who is thinking about reporting a sexual crime or who has already reported and their case is currently in Scottish justice system. The video includes interviews with key professionals and an overview of how to report and what you may expect at each stage of the process. There is a subtitled version of the video for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing ( overview here ) and it is also available in Arabic ( overview here ), French ( overview here ), Polish ( overview here ), Slovak ( overview here ), Chinese ( overview here ), and Urdu ( overview here )....

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Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System
Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System Rape Crisis Scotland has produced a new DVD resource aimed at explaining the criminal justice process for survivors of sexual violence.Sexual crimes continue to figure among those with the lowest reporting rates and survivors face many barriers when considering whether or not to take this step, including fears around what will happen if they do. Of survivors seeking support from rape crisis centres only a small proportion have reported what happened to police. The new DVD (entitled ‘ Survivors’ Guide to the Scottish Justice System ’) is intended to help anyone who is thinking about reporting a sexual crime or who has already reported. The DVD offers an overview of how to report and includes a series of interviews with key professionals including a SOLO officer, a forensic examiner, a prosecutor, a defence lawyer, and the Lord Advocate. These first-hand accounts explain in detail what reporting a sexual crime and the subsequent investigation and trial can involve at every step of the journey and Rape Crisis Scotland hopes that this new resource will help survivors to feel better informed when they are making the decision about whether or not to report, and (for those who have already reported) as their cases progress. The DVD includes options for voiceover translations into 6 community languages and English subtitles for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing . For more information, or to receive a copy of the DVD, please email info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk ....

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Support to Report
Support to Report The Support to Report Project is funded by the Scottish Government and offers 24 hour on-call advocacy support to women and men reporting rape in Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire....

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New Online Safety resources from Rape Crisis Scotland
New Online Safety resources from Rape Crisis Scotland Rape Crisis Scotland has produced a range of new resources to help people to stay safe online .The internet makes it very easy for people to connect quickly with others and to find out and send very personal information. It also allows people to hide who they really are and what they are doing. Some people use the internet to harm others - this could be someone they know or a stranger. Online technology is featuring increasingly as a factor involved in some instances of sexual violence reported by survivors and can also facilitate and aggravate different forms of abuse, including stalking, grooming, controlling and bullying....

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Email issues
We just wanted to let people know that we have had a few problems with our email over the last few days, which have meant that we have not received some emails that have been sent to us. The problem has now been fixed, but if you were expecting to hear from us, and have not, or think there’s a chance we may not have received something you’ve sent, please do get in touch with us – either by email to info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk , or by calling 0141 331 4180....

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New video information in British Sign Language (BSL)
New video information in British Sign Language (BSL) The Rape Crisis Scotland website now includes a range of videos offering information in British Sign Language (BSL). These were produced in collaboration with Deaf Connections, and look at Rape and Sexual Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Drug A ssisted Sexual Assault, Information for Family and Friends, Police and Legal Advice and Stalking. The site also includes links to BSL video information on Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence....

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