CARA (Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse)

Registered Charity Number: 1124282
Colchester, Essex

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CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) provides specialist support to adults, young people and children who are victims or survivors of any type sexual violence, either recently or in the past.   CARA works in mid, North and West Essex.

An estimated  1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men has experienced some form of sexual violence.  1 in 20 children have experienced sexual abuse.    Only around 15% of those who experience sexual violence choose to report to the police

CARA provides specialist support to over 500 adults, young people and children each year.  Our services include

 - Advocacy and support through the criminal justice system.
 - One-to-one counselling.
 - Therapeutic support for young people and children.

CARA also campaigns to promote awareness of sexual violence. We work with the police, schools and other agencies to increase understanding of the impact of sexual violence and to challenge the myths and misconceptions that exist around it.   


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CARA (Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse) PO Box 548

Phone: 01206 769795

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse) News

CARA team completes the Alton Water 5K

Date posted: 09 May 2016

On a red hot day in May, our team of 8 CARA volunteers, friends and staff completed the Alton Water 5K… Read More»

CARA team to take part in Alton Water 5K

Date posted: 30 Mar 2016

Please support us if you can! … Read More»

25th Anniversary

Date posted: 19 Nov 2014

Survivors' art exhibition.… Read More»

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

March 2015 March 2014
Total Income £325,981 £208,011
Total Expenditure £313,191 £277,645

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