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#Warwickshire supports the first #sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week – #itsnotok

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week takes place from Monday 1stFebruary.

The Awareness Week provides an opportunity to discuss sexual abuse and sexual violence and for people to be able to find out where to get help, information and support. The campaign has been established by a group of national specialist agencies including; Rape Crisis, NSPCC, Napac and Survivors UK etc…

This year’s campaign theme is that sexual abuse and sexual violence is not OK. The campaign can be followed on Twitter etc using #itsnotok

Here in Warwickshire we have a range of services and resources to support people affected by sexual violence and sexual abuse. More information about what’s available locally can be found at www.blueskycentre.org.uk The Blue Sky Centre is open to anyone who may have worries or concerns about sexual abuse and sexual violence – no matter when it happened. The centre aims to make it easier for victims of rape or sexual assault to come forward for treatment and support to access services and rebuild their lives.

In Warwickshire we believe it’s important to prevent sexual abuse and sexual violence happening in the first place. We do this by raising issues such as consent, respect and sexual health. Our www.respectyourself.info encourages people to make positive choices for themselves, their relationships and their sexual health.

From 1st to 7th February we will be raising awareness of different aspects of sexual abuse and sexual violence, we will also be holding a number of events across the county.

For more information and updates throughout the week go to www.safeinwarwickshire.com/news

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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