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Rape Crisis (England and Wales) is the national umbrella organisation for a network of affiliated Rape Crisis Centres which provide crisis and longer term specialised counselling, support and independent advocacy to women and girls of all ages who have experienced any form of sexual violence.

We promote the needs and interests of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, ensure the provision of local, specialist services and work towards the elimination of sexual violence. We do this by:

  • Campaigning continuously to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of sexual violence and to challenge public attitudes about the social tolerance of sexual violence
  • Working to improve the response of Government and other organisations by providing a voice for survivors and member Rape Crisis Centres
  • Supporting the development and provision of specialist, high quality services to meet the diverse needs of survivors including new Rape Crisis provision
  • Providing our members with advice, support, policy information, training and links to national and regional networks to share expertise.

Rape Crisis National Service StandardsQuality Assurance

The Rape Crisis National Service Standards (RCNSS) represent a joint collaboration between Rape Crisis (England and Wales) and Rape Crisis Scotland. Our aim is to ensure that no matter where in the UK a survivor lives, she will receive a consistent and high quality response from any Rape Crisis Centre she approaches for support.

The RCNSS were developed in full consultation with member Rape Crisis Centres which means they are informed by the collective experience of frontline practitioners and the voices of survivors.

You can download a pdf version of the RCNSS by clicking on the document image above.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit has been developed by RCEW in order to simplify and standardise the way in which Rape Crisis Centres monitor and evaluate their work by providing a core set of outputs and outcomes and monitoring tools to support them with this. The toolkit was developed in consultation with a number of Centres and survivors and has been piloted by six Centres; using their experience and specialist knowledge means that we have developed a tried and tested model for Rape Crisis Centres to adopt.

External toolkitThe aim of the toolkit is to help Rape Crisis Centres to:

  • capture information on the outcomes, outputs and impact of their work
  • interpret and use this information to inform their strategic and service planning
  • report to stakeholders on the difference their services are making.

You can download a pdf version of the Toolkit by clicking on the document image opposite.

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