Project information

Crisis Point

Specialised therapeutic counselling and support for victims of sexual crime.
Offering the service to all members of our local communities, with additional services linked to sexual health and pregnancy screening, help with police reporting and the criminal justice system

12 months

Charity information: CRISIS POINT

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  • Need

    Need

    Lack of specialist support and counselling for child victims of sexual crime. Children that are unable to access specialist services may often carry unresolved trauma into later adult life, affecting their whole life course.

    Solution

    Provide bespoke and unique support and/or counselling to child victims and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, to ensure that correct support or therapy helps to address the trauma of the abuse. Helping individuals to improve their chances in their own life course, lessening negative coping mechanisms that may involve drugs, alcohol or self harm.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide specialist support/guidance and therapeutic counselling to victims of sexual crime

    Activities

    » Independent Sexual Violence Advisor - support and guidance within/outside the criminal justice system. Leading on to psychotherapeutic interventions

    Outcome star charts detailing growth of client in support/counselling
    Positive outcomes in criminal justice system
    Improved self esteem & confidence for life course


  • Impact

    Impact

    Improved school attendance & exam results, improved familial relationships. Improved coping strategies lessening drug/alcohol dependency, self harm behaviour, improved mental health
    Increased confidence to re-engage in wider social circles & career opportunities
    Improved opinion/experience of criminal justice system
    Better referral pathways & partnership working between agencies dealing with victims of sexual crime
    Effective information sharing protocols ensuring best outcome for client

    Risk

    The charity has been delivering services for victims of sexual crime for 15 years, and wishes to expand its service provision.
    It already has great experience, working partnerships/referral pathways, and has sound knowledge/skill base in its personnel to administer and deliver specialist services.
    Appropriate controls are in place that govern the operational requirements of clinical, financial, ethical and legal requirements.
    The charity is a registered company and charity.

    Reporting

    This is dependent on donors requirements, and could follow electronic forms of monitoring records or by post, and site visits by donors are always welcome.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £55,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Salary and on costs Employ an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
      £30,000 Salary and on costs Employ a qualified therapist with 500 hours counselling experience already in place
  • Background

    Location

    Based in Walsall in the West Midlands, delivering services across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Black Country and South Staffs.
    Operating from a large stand alone property in Walsall town centre with close public transport links, and also outreach work at suitable locations satisfying safeguarding regulations

    Beneficiaries

    Women and girls above the age of 5 years, men and boys above the age of 5 years.
    Non-prejudice service provision, all members of the local communities can access the service.
    Service users do not have to report to the police, that is always their own choice, all services provided are client led. Our services are non-oppressive, and clients make their own decision on care through informed choices

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Has a proven track record over 15 years, with three Big Lottery awards over a timescale of 2005-2016. Achieving funding/grant awards from the West Midlands Office of Police Crime Commissioner, Home Office & Ministry of Justice.
    The charity founded the first SARC in the West Midlands formally opened & declared a centre of excellence by Rt Hon Harriet Harmon MP QC in 2004
    Crisis Point founded the fast track 24hr GUM referral protocol in 2003 that was adopted by the Home Office in 2005

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    People

    Dr Carole Minter-Wright FRSA

    The CEO who is also a working psychotherapist in the charity, Founded the charity, SARC and fast track GUM protocol. Survivor of rape and child abuse