WMRSASC is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional. The trauma caused by sexual abuse may not surface for many years after the event. We treat all calls equally, sensitively and confidentially, appreciating the courage required to break silence, overcome guilt and threats, and share the events of the past whether they happened days or years ago.
This website will help you find information about our services, about rape and sexual abuse, about helping and being helped…
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West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre has previously operated as Worcestershire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WRSASC) within the Worcestershire area and as Herefordshire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (HRSASC) within the Herefordshire area.
We are here to listen – not to work miracles
We are here to help a survivor discover what they are feeling – not to make their feelings go away
We are here to help a survivor identify their options – not to decide for them what they should do
We are here to discuss steps with a survivor – not to take the steps for them
We are here to help a survivor discover their own strength – not to rescue them and leave them still vulnerable
We are here to help a survivor discover they can help themself – not to take responsibility for them
We are here to help a survivor choose – not to keep them from making difficult choices
We are here to provide support for change
Our Aims & Objectives
to provide a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors in Worcestershire and Herefordshire who have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse
to raise public awareness of the damaging and life-changing effects of rape and sexual abuse
In order to fulfill these aims, the objectives of WMRSASC are:
to provide a service which includes telephone, one-to-one and groupwork support
to provide a telephone support service for supporters of survivors
to provide information and advice to other individuals and agencies
to provide training and talks to external agencies in the local community
to recruit volunteers
to provide adequate training, support and supervision for staff and volunteers
to monitor and evaluate service provision and policies on a continual basis involving staff, volunteers and clients who use the service
to work with other individuals and agencies to further the aims of WMRSASC
to raise funds to meet the needs of the service
to identify areas of unmet need and take appropriate action.
West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre is a member of Children England
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is here to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. We also offer advice and links to support in response to other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying or hacking. For information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP, visit the Safety Centre by clicking on the Click CEOP button.
West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre’s IT systems are certified by the National Cyber Security Centre
We're looking for new recruits to fill positions of staff who have gone to pastures new (or just taken different roles in WMRSASC!). We're looking for a Counselling Co-ordinator / Navigator (based across Worcestershire and Herefordshire), a Male ISVA (based in Herefordshire), a CSE worker (based in Worcestershire) and a CSE worker (based in Herefordshire). Please click on the link to get details of all roles and how to apply:wmrsasc.livevacancies.co.uk/#/... See MoreSee Less
We just want to clarify that whilst we have had to close the waiting list to our Counselling Service, our Advocacy Services, including the Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy Services for adults and for children (ISVA, ChISVA & FISVA), the Branch Project and our helpline all remain OPEN AS USUAL and are accepting referrals. Once again thank you to everyone for your support and solidarity in helping us raise awareness of our Counselling Service funding crisis, this is an ongoing issue which we hope will be resolved in the not too distant future. ... See MoreSee Less
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Counselling Service Announcement
It is with regret that we have made the difficult decision to close the waiting list for our Counselling service. All clients currently on the waiting list will be offered counselling support when a counsellor becomes available.
We have made numerous funding applications to support the counselling service and will continue to submit applications until this situation is resolved. We are hopeful that we will secure further funding to start accepting new referrals in the future.
Please continue to check our website for any further updates relating to the waiting list. Our next update will be 1st August 2021.
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WMRSASC is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England & Wales - Charity Registration 1136677, Company Registration 07083844. Registered office is Kendall Wadley Chartered Accountants, 71 Graham Road, Malvern, WR14 2JS.
Please note this is not part of WMRSASC premises.