Centre For Action On Rape And Abuse

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PO Box 548,

01206 769795

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CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) is a registered charity providing independent, specialist support for women and men, young people and children who have experienced any sort of sexual violence, either recently or in the past. We work across mid and north Essex.

  • 1 in 5 women age 16-59 has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16 (Ministry of Justice, 2013). 
  • 1 in 20 children experience child sexual abuse (NSPCC, 2011). 
  • Only around 15 percent of those who experience sexual violence choose to report to the police (Ministry of Justice, 2013). 

Over the last year, CARA has supported over 450 adults, young people and children. We provide:

  • An advocacy service and support through the criminal justice process. 
  • One-to-one counselling for adults.
  • Therapeutic support for young people, aged 12 to 19
  • Play therapy for children under 12, and one-to-one support for their parents and carers.

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