Sexual Consent

At Staffordshire University we work continuously to improve prevention, response, support and investigation of sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence.

Staffordshire University have a Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Team here to support students who have experienced sexual violence.  We are trained to deal with these situations and will treat every case confidentially.  A member of the team can listen and discuss the next steps and options with you.  Procedures are in place to manage any risk to yourself or other members of the university community.

Contact the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Team: 24 hours a day - Tel: (01782) 294374

Email: stoke-lodge@staffs.ac.uk

You can also contact the Student Guidance Advisors if you need help and support www.staffs.ac.uk/studentguidance

If you or someone else are in danger call: Police 999 for emergencies, Police 101 for non-emergencies or Staffordshire University Campus Life Control Emergency Team Tel: (01782) 294444

 

The CPS have produced a short film clip using offering a cup of tea as an analogy for consent:

  

OFF CAMPUS SUPPORT - SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Grange Park - Staffordshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre. Cobridge Community Health Centre, Church Terrace, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2JW. Tel: 0300 7900 166 open 9am - 5pm weekdays. For further information about Grange Park click here (PDF, file size: 395.33KB) or go to their website Grange Park.

The Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre - for West Mercia, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Tel: 0808 178 2058 open 24 hours every day. The Glade

Sexual Assault Referral Centres are specialist Centres providing support to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. For information about options to consider immediately after a rape or sexual assault, visit the NHS Choices web pages.

 

 

 

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA)

Has your life been affected by sexual violence and sexual abuse? Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) can help.

ISVA have a confidential 24hr Helpline - 0870 2700 123

The free ISVA service can support you regardless of your gender or sexuality in determining your own strategies for recovery at your own pace, working by advocacy and support, in the following areas:

  • Criminal and Civil Legal Support

  • Issues to support your children

  • Advice & Support on Health Issues 

  • Emotional Support

  • 24 Hour helpline

  • Social Network

  • Finances

  • Housing

  • Personal Safety

Where we work, the ISVA project covers the following areas: Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Staffordshire, East Staffordshire, Stafford Borough, Cannock District, Tamworth, Lichfield

Women's Aid
Tel: 0808 2000 247.
Offering help for women experiencing domestic violence. For further information and details of the nearest safe place to stay, visit Women's Aid.

Savana
Wood House, Etruria Road, Hanley ST1 5NQ. Tel: (01782) 433204 (24 hour message line).
Savana offers support and information to anyone who has encountered or experienced any form of sexual assault or violence at some point in their lives. For further information about Savana click here.

Survivors UK
Helpline Web Chat - 10.30am - 9pm weekdays, 10am - 6pm weekends. Email: info@survivors.org Office Tel: 0203 598 3898 9.30am - 5pm weekdays.
Offering information and support for men (over 18) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault/rape.

Rape Crisis England & Wales
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a national charity and the umbrella body for their network of independent member Rape Crisis Centres. Their website includes information about how to get help if you've experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any kind of sexual violence, and details of your nearest Rape Crisis services.
They have an informative section regarding 'Myths About Rape' which is aimed to help dispel some of the myths and raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence. 
Tel: Freephone 0808 802 9999 available from 12 noon - 2.30pm and 7 - 9.30pm every day of the year.

Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)
The FMU has a dedicated team of trained caseworkers who understand the issues surrounding forced marriage. They give advice and support to around 1500 people every year, so know about the pressures you may have experienced.  They also know how difficult it can be to talk about your situation. They offer support and information to anyone who has experienced forced marriage, or is worried about being forced into marriage. 
The FMU has published 'Forced Marriage A Survivors Guide' which gives useful and practical information to help you take control of your life and focus on the future. This manual provides practical support and information for anyone who has experienced or escaped from a forced marriage.
You can also speak to the FMU on 0207 008 0151. It’s completely confidential and they will not contact your family, they are there to help you without any judgment.

Karma Nirvana
Tel: 0800 5999 247 Email: info@karmanirvana.org.uk
Karma Nirvana is a registered Charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse.

Rape Crisis
Tel: 0808 802 9999 open weekdays, 3.00pm - 5.30pm.
Rape Crisis is a registered charity and is the national umbrella organisation for a network of independent member Rape Crisis Centres, which provide crisis and longer term support. For information and contact details for local centres, phone or visit their website.

Please note that Staffordshire University is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or effectiveness of the services, information or advice provided by organisations external to the University.