Published: 29 August 2018
AVA, a national violence against women and girls charity, have been commissioned by Torbay Council to conduct a project on domestic abuse and sexual violence in the local area, with the aim of identifying local need and strengthening responses.
Published: 14 August 2018
In July 2018 Torbay Council was awarded accreditation by the White Ribbon Campaign to become part of the national campaign which aims to end male violence towards women and girls.
Published: 12 February 2018
The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy for Torbay has been published for consultation. Have your say on it.
Published: 03 July 2017
Do you want to have a say on improving care for victims and survivors of sexual assault in the South West?
The Police and Crime Commissioners, the Police service and NHS England are currently seeking views from a range of people and organisations to help inform the new SARC service. They have already talked extensively to users of these services and have further workshops and discussions planned. Service user representatives will be part of the group of people making the final decision about who provides SARCs in the future. Read the article to find out more and how you can get involved.
Published: 14 November 2016
In November 2016 we launched a campaign called Challenge Rape, the main aims of which are to reinforce the message that there is absolutely no excuse for rape or sexual assault and that a victim is never to blame.
This article explores some of the questions that may be asked around the campaign and the rationale behind it.
Published: 12 November 2016
Cllr Julien Parrott, Executive Lead for Adults and Children, explains the importance of the ‘Are You OK’ Challenge Rape campaign and the messages it conveys.
Published: 10 June 2016
If someone has hurt your mind or your body we would like to hear from you about your experiences. Your comments and reflections will help us improve the way that we help others.
Published: 11 August 2015
Torbay welcomes a new service from Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services to support women over 18 and young women and men aged 13-18 who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault.
Published: 17 November 2014
The majority of victims of domestic abuse are women, which is why some services are just for female victims. But victim statistics are not a popularity competition.
Published: 06 November 2014
Sex must always be about consent and choice. Every single time. If you can’t make a choice freely, if you are physically restrained, if you haven’t or can’t agree to a sexual activity by choice, whether you’re in a relationship or not, this is sexual violence and it’s a crime.
Published: 03 November 2014
Most relationships have ups and downs whether that’s within our families or our other intimate relationships. There is though, a real difference between ups and downs in a healthy relationship and abuse.
Published: 01 November 2014
It’s a parent’s job to keep their children safe. To protect them from danger. But what happens if that danger is in their home? What if a person who is supposed to love and care for them, is instead someone to be feared? What could that do to a child?