WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A WOMEN’S SUPPORT & ADVOCACY WORKER?
Sexual abuse and violence can have a big impact on your life. If you are aged 18 and over, SOS Rape Crisis Women’s Support Worker is available to support you by working through the wider issues that are a result of the sexual abuse.
The role of SOS Rape Crisis Women’s Support and Advocacy worker is to address the safety of survivors of sexual abuse. Our worker works in partnership with Criminal and Civil Justice agencies, health services, the voluntary sector as well as Victim & Witness Services. She provides emotional and practical support and is a single point of contact to survivors who access the criminal justice process and those who choose not to.
The Women’s Support and Advocacy workers are trained to look after a survivors needs.
She can give survivors about the legal process and their rights, find out what their practical needs are such as housing and benefits needs, and assist them to identify what kind of support is required.
She can coordinate and put survivors in touch with services such as:
Housing Support (if any)