Keele University is committed to promoting a safe and supportive campus environment for each and every member of the Keele community. University Support and Wellbeing have dedicated webpages to assist you to an informed choice about what steps you might wish to take if you, or someone you know, is a survivor of sexual violence. To visit Keele's pages click here
In these pages you will also find guidance on how the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Team can help, what to do immediately after an incident of sexual assault, how you can report an incident, what your options are if you are worried about reporting and incident, and what support is available at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre
For guidance on what to do immediately after rape or sexual assault, visit the University webpages.
You can self-refer to Grange Park, Staffordshire's Sexual Assault Referral Centre. If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted it is important that you get the help you need. You can pick up the phone and speak to a member of the team at Grange Park. If you don't want to or are unsure whether you want to report an assault to Police, the team can see you without police involvement and book you an appointment as a self-referral. You can access the service by contacting Grange Park direct. You should ring the team at Grange Park first to talk through your options and arrange an appointment. You must be over 16 to self-refer to Grange Park.
Grange Park can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, however, self-referral appointments take place between the hours of 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Cobridge Community Health Centre,
Telephone: 0300 7900 166
Based in North Staffordshire, Savana is a registered charity providing support for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, 'honour' related violence and childhood sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past.
Savana has ISVA's (Independent Sexual Violence Advisors) trainined to advise and support people who have been raped or sexually abused. This is a specialist advocacy service to survivors of sexual violence. They also offer counselling and group work.
Click here for Savana's guidance for the first 24 hours, the next 72 hours, the following week and what help is available if the rape or sexual assault happened some time ago.
Metro Business Park
Telephone: 01782 433204 (24-hour message line)
This organisation offers support to men who have been sexually abused or assaulted. They have specially trained Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and counsellors.