Who Are We ?
|Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse (CARA) is a confidential support service run by women |
for women children and young people of both genders under the age of 19 who have suffered any
form of sexual violence, past or present. We provide formal counselling for rape and sexual assault, including child sexual abuse. We also offer an advocacy service and can accompany women to
the police, to court, to the GUM clinic, or to other meetings if they request it. We are continually
looking at other ways in which we can expand our services, if possible or appropriate.
CARA was formerly Colchester Rape Crisis Line (CRCL) and continues the work that began when
CRCL became a registered charity in 1989. As an organisational member of BACP we are bound by
its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the
professional conduct procedure therein.
We are also members of a number of other networks and bodies, including:
- Rape Crisis England & Wales
- Domestic abuse forums covering mid and north east Essex
- Telephone Helplines Association
- Survivors Trust