RASASC (Cheshire & Merseyside) is a registered charity that aims to provide crucial specialist support, independent advocacy, counselling and information free of charge and in confidence in a safe and non-threatening environment for anyone accessing the service.

RASASC’s Services include:

Counselling and therapeutic work:

  • Counselling for women affected by rape or sexual abuse
  • Counselling for men affected by rape or sexual abuse
  • A specialist young person’s counselling service
  • Counselling for non-abusing family members
  • Workshops and group work for various groups of people

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service (ISVA):

  • Information about the criminal justice system
  • Support and advocacy through the criminal justice system
  • Support to apply for Criminal Injuries compensation
  • Information and advice about health needs and options
  • Support to attend related appointments
  • Emotional support
  • Highlighting need and referring onto other, more appropriate, agencies
  • Liaising with other agencies involved e.g. Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA)

Raising awareness:

  • Maintaining links with agencies who have similar aims locally, nationally and internationally
  • Displaying information at events in the community
  • Raising awareness of issues relating to sexual violence in the community
  • A sexual violence consultation service to local, national and international agencies
  • Collation of sexual violence statistical information to be used locally and nationally to inform the development and improvement of the service provision

We have a strong commitment to ensuring that we deliver a quality service and are an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In recognition of our commitment to training and development we also hold the prestigious Investors in People standard.