About us About us Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (SRASAC) works to support recovery from the emotional and psychological distress caused by trauma from rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse/exploitation whenever it happened in a persons’ life. "It was a relief to finally tell someone" SRASAC was formally established in 1980 and has been supporting people living in and around Sheffield for over 40 years. Since 2016 we have offered our service to people of all genders who live in Sheffield. "An amazing charity who are so helpful and understanding." We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. We believe that every individual who is part of the SRASAC community – that is all clients, trustees, volunteers and staff- should be treated with dignity and respect and be part of a service that is free from barriers. "SRASAC helped me a lot. This has been the most transformative work I have ever done. I am so grateful to SRASAC for everything. I feel that the work I have done will have long lasting, important and positive effects. For the first time since I can remember I feel excited and hopeful about the future." We want to challenge all forms of oppression including those based on race, ethnicity, nationality, creed, gender, sex, class, sexuality, gender reassignment, learning ability, physical impairment, mental illness, HIV status, age, occupation, income and wealth. We are an inclusive service. We are a specialist sexual violence support service. What we offer for people who live within the Sheffield: Specialist counselling for survivors aged 13 or above. Support through the criminal justice system from reporting incidents to the police through the investigations and to trial, via our Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service for everyone - children, young people and adults (no age limits to this service). We do not support adult perpetrators of violent and/or sexual offences to access our services, in this event we will signpost to more appropriate services. We are members of Rape Crisis England and Wales and The Survivors Trust and an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). "Thank you. SRASAC has made a tremendous difference to my life." We have full quality accreditation from Rape Crisis England and Wales demonstrating that we have achieved high quality standards across all the services we provide and in our governance of how we run SRASAC as an organisation. Our Funding SRASAC is supported through local funding from Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner as well as national funding from the Ministry of Justice and charitable funders such as National Lotteries. We also recognise the commitment of clients and supporters to fundraise through donations and fundraising activities. Latest Published Accounts via Charity Commission We are a completely confidential service, independent of the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, NHS or Social Care. We work to our confidentiality and safeguarding policies which are available here: www.srasac.org.uk/our-policies "I’m so grateful that this service is available because it has helped me so much in many ways."