Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to survivors of sexual crimes which makes it difficult for them to speak out and seek help for their experiences and trauma. This means that survivors are not always being signposted to access services that could assist them in their recovery. The combination of stigma and barriers to accessing services decreases, if not eliminates the voice of survivors and prevents them from receiving the support they need to feel empowered to make meaningful recovery.
This Lunch & Learn event will give the chance to learn more about the work of Birchall Trust and what services they offer for survivors but also a chance to participate in a wider conversation about what sort of barriers prevent people from accessing the service and others like it to help further improve how we respond and assist people with experiences of sexual violence.
It is hoped that such conversations and discussions will be a starting point for breaking down stigma and make such conversations more ‘normal’.

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For the purposes of General Data Protection Regulations (2018), the data controller in respect of your personal data is Cumbria CVS. By registering your interest in the event, you are agreeing for your data to be stored and used by CVS. This will not be accessible to the wider organisation and will be used for the purposes of this event, to meet your needs. Your data will not be shared with any third party, without your prior permission. All data will be held and disposed of in line with our Data Protection and Document Retention Policy.