A RAPE and sexual assault victims’ charity is asking for people to take part in a study taking a close look at services on offer in Burton.
The Burton Sexual Assault and Rape Advice Centre (SARAC) offers counselling services to victims of sex crimes and domestic abuse and is now on the look out for people to tell them what they think of the help that they have been getting and any changes that might be needed.
It comes at a time when SARAC are seeing record number of people heading to them for advice and support - mainly stemming from a rise in publicity since the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal was exposed earlier this year.
Jessica Eaton, training and volunteer co-ordinator, said: “I am looking for participants for a short research project on behalf of SARAC which will take place between October and December 2013.
“The participants do not need to be service users or clients and if you or any one you know may be interested, please don’t hesitate in getting back to me and asking any questions you would like to ask.
“I currently undertake the statistical analysis for SARAC as part of my job role but I will be doing the studies to explore SARAC’s services in relation to the community in Burton and especially members of the black and ethnic minority.
“This study aims to explore and understand the perspectives and views of our community around the subject of abuse and abuse support services.
“The findings will help us to build services around the diverse needs of the community.
“This will be done using short questionnaires and interviews.
“All participants will remain anonymous and their consent will be gained before the study begins.
“Participants can withdraw at any time.”
People need to be over the age of 18 to take part.
Anyone who is interested should email Jessicae@sarac.org.uk