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Successful Campaign for Rape Services

After being part of a capaign in Reading, Berkshire for 18 months we have seen today an announcement by the Ministry of Justice that there will be services for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. This is a huge victory on behalf of people who currently need to travel from Reading to Slough to receive the services they need.

In July 2011 local resident  Sinead Gibson, who is a friend of HS Consultancy's director Hári Sewell, suggested that a campagn be started to have a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Reading. The SArc4Reding Campaign was born.  See here.  Sinead led on social media and networking and Hari Sewell led was media spokesperson.  On 21st Febraury 2012, following a steer by Cllr Rachel Eden, Reading Bough Council endorsed the campagn and helped build momentum by calling high level meetings.  For the last  

 

The announcement from the Minsitry of Justice is here.

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