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CPS and police focus on consent
CPS and police focus on consent
29/1/2015
At their first joint National Conference on Rape yesterday (28th January 2015), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and police launched their clearest guidance to date for asses... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis responds to rise in number of sexual offences reported to police
Rape Crisis responds to rise in number of sexual offences reported to police
22/1/2015
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures today (22nd January 2015) showing that the numbers of rapes (24,043) and other sexual offences (48,934) recorded b... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis responds to victim-blaming comments by sentencing judge
Rape Crisis responds to victim-blaming comments by sentencing judge
15/1/2015
Rape Crisis England & Wales spokeswoman Katie Russell said: “Rape Crisis is appalled by the completely inappropriate comments recently made by Judge Joanna Greenbe... [READ MORE]
Government announces £7 million funding boost for survivors of sexual violence
Government announces £7 million funding boost for survivors of sexual violence
19/12/2014
The Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Chris Grayling have today (19th December 2014) announced an extra £7m funding to help victims of sexual violence. The ... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis awarded government contract for training & workforce development
Rape Crisis awarded government contract for training & workforce development
01/12/2014
Rape Crisis England & Wales has become the first organisation in the voluntary sector to win a significant government contract for workforce development, to increase and imp... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis pays tribute to activists & sports commentators
Rape Crisis pays tribute to activists & sports commentators
21/11/2014
In response to last night’s news (20th November 2014) that Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) has overturned its previous decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans ... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis responds to HMIC report on crime data integrity
Rape Crisis responds to HMIC report on crime data integrity
18/11/2014
Responding to Crime Recording: Making the Victim Count, a report on crime data integrity released by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) today (18th November... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis responds to ongoing debate surrounding rapist's return to professional football
Rape Crisis responds to ongoing debate surrounding rapist's return to professional football
11/11/2014
In response to today’s news that convicted rapist Ched Evans is to return to training with his former football club, Sheffield United, spokesperson for Rape Crisis England... [READ MORE]
The devastating death of Eleanor de Freitas
The devastating death of Eleanor de Freitas
07/11/2014
Rape Crisis England & Wales became aware yesterday (6th November 2014) of the tragic suicide of Eleanor de Freitas in April this year. Spokesperson Katie Russell said: ... [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis says it's time for Fiona Woolf to step down
Rape Crisis says it's time for Fiona Woolf to step down
31/10/2014
In response to the ongoing debate around Fiona Woolf’s suitability to lead an enquiry into child sexual abuse, Rape Crisis England & Wales spokesperson Katie Russell s... [READ MORE]