Helpful Links

Imara are happy to work with and recommend a number of organisations, both local and national, who do great work with young people and victims of sexual abuse.

NGY myplace

Website: http://www.nottsymca.com/ngy/
Address: 29-31 Castle Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AR
T: 0115 704 3114
E: info@ngmyplace.co.uk

NGY myplace which opened on 10 April 2012 is a state of the art centre for young people living in Nottingham providing a range of services and facilities from a fitness suite and recording studio, to counselling and health services.

Open seven days a week, the centre offers youngsters aged 13-19 a wide range of activities from music and film production, to dance, fitness sessions, courses, health and wellbeing support and somewhere just to meet friends, relax and talk to youth workers.

The centre also brings together a number of private, voluntary and statutory bodies offering a one-stop-shop where young people can access support and advice on

Intermediaries for Justice

Website: http://www.intermediaries-for-justice.org/
Contact: http://www.intermediaries-for-justice.org/contact-us/

Intermediaries for Justice is the professional body for intermediaries who work in the Justice Systems of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with police during investigations, and with lawyers in Crown, Magistrates and Family courts.

The primary purpose of IfJ is to increase awareness and understanding of intermediary work and to promote its use with vulnerable victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants. IfJ will foster a shared identity, enhance quality and practice, and provide links between intermediaries.

Nottingham Women's Centre

Website: http://www.nottinghamwomenscentre.com
Address: 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP
T: 0115 941 1475
E: admin@nottinghamwomenscentre.com

Nottingham Women’s Centre can trace its beginnings to 1971, making it one of the oldest of its kind in the UK. They were established during the second wave of feminism in the seventies when the first ever National Women’s Liberation Conference brought together a number of disparate actions into an actual movement. The movement created a series of demands around free childcare; equal pay, education and job opportunities; free contraception and abortion rights; an end to discrimination against lesbians; and an end to male violence against women.

Today, they work across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire offering a range of formal services to women with mental health needs, women offenders, women who are seeking asylum, facing extreme poverty, escaping abuse or women simply wanting to make a change in their lives.

Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors

Website: http://www.isas-notts.org.uk/
Address: First Floor, Queens Head Chamber, 42 Kirk Gate, Newark, NG24 1AB
T: 0115 824 0314

ISAS was established in 1991 by Newark and Sherwood Volunteer Services, Health, Women's Aid and other organisations as they began to realise the rising need for the provision of specialist counselling for female survivors. It was soon recognised that there were male survivors also in need of such provision.

Therapeutic group work is offered as an addition to our one to one service provision and sometimes clients benefit from using both services to aid their recovery. They provide telephone, text and email services in order to provide support for survivors, carers, family members and other agencies.

Nottingham Sexual Violence Support

Website: www.nottssvss.org.uk
Address: 30 Chaucer St, Nottingham, NG1 5LP
T: 0115 947 0064
E: dutysupervisor@nottssvss.org.uk

This service is now available to survivors of all genders, aged 13+, and offers many services in addition to face-to-face counselling, with male and female counsellors, and Counselling Line services. Services for women are provided in a women-only space.

They are a team of highly qualified and skilled professionals and their excellent reputation means that they are recognised as a vital organisation in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Equation

Website: www.equation.org.uk
Address: Equation, 2 First Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 6JL
T: 0115 962 3237
E: info@equation.org.uk

Equation’s goal as a charity is for everyone to have equal, healthy relationships, in a society free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality.

Working primarily in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Equation delivers education to the whole community to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence, promote gender equality and raise aspirations for healthy relationships. They provide practical tools and guidance to support the well-being and safety needs of survivors.

National Working Group

Website: www.nwgnetwork.org.uk
Address: Suite 2, Innovation House, East Service Road, Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7BF
T: 01332 585 371
E: network@nwgnetwork.org

Their principal aim is to offer support and advice to those working with children and young people under eighteen who are affected by abuse through sexual exploitation. The Charity’s object is to tackle child exploitation, in particular but not exclusively, by promoting, enabling, supporting and developing the protection of children and young people who are affected by sexual exploitation.

Its challenging work and they have learnt that networking professionals together is one of the answers to enable us all to improve our responses, what does and doesn’t work well and to access support in difficult times. Their principal objective is to offer support and advice to those working with children and young people under eighteen who are affected by abuse through sexual exploitation.

Safe and Sound

Website: http://safeandsoundgroup.org.uk/
Address: First Floor, East Mill, Darley Abbey Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1DZ
T: 01332 362 120
E: info@safeandsoundgroup.org.uk

Safe and Sounds works to keep children and young people safe and sound from sexual exploitation.

Established in 2002, they have built a strong reputation as a key provider in the bid to end sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and abuse, and are trusted by victims of sexual exploitation, their families, carers and professional agencies alike.

They provide support directly to children, young people and families in Derby and Derbyshire affected by the abuse and work to ensure that individuals receive the support they need to move forwards in their lives.

The Survivors Trust

Website: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Address: Unit 2, Eastlands Court Business Centre, St Peter's Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3QP
T: 01788 550 554
E: info@thesurvivorstrust.org

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 135 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.

Their Trustee Board is exclusively made up of Managers and Directors of rape and sexual abuse support services. Their core aim is to empower survivors or rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse through supporting and improving effective responses to survivors. Member organisations provide a range of direct services to survivors including counselling, support, helplines and advocacy services for women, men and children.

S.H.E. UK

Website: www.she-uk.org.uk/
Address: S.H.E. UK, 1 Byron Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5NX
T: 01623 622 916
E: info@she-uk.org.uk

S.H.E. aim to provide a variety of help based support for female victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse and information to promote public education and awareness to the long term effects of sexual abuse.

They work to actively reduce the distress of child victims and adult survivors of incest or childhood sexual abuse, including rape, through a range of services including but not limited to a variety of therapeutic interventions, drop-ins, adult learning courses and mentoring support, and to provide members with a comprehensive platform to develop their own care pathway in a secure, confidential, non-judgmental and sharing environment.

Our Voices

Website: www.our-voices.org.uk
Address: University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU
E: claire.cody@beds.ac.uk

Our Voices is a programme of work coordinated by the International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK.

Our Voices consists of a number of different projects and activities that share the same overarching aim - to promote the involvement of children and young people affected by sexual violence in research, policy and practice.

They collaborate and work in partnership with international and national organisations who work directly with children and young people affected by sexual violence.