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CARA Conference. Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse: Dispelling the Myths


We are pleased to announce the launch of our conference to be held in Colchester on 6th February 2018.

How sexual abuse victims are failed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority


Today's BBC 5 Live Investigates focused on how victims of sexual abuse are failed the the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You can listen to the full episode here http://www.b...

Join the CARA team! We are recruiting. . .


CARA is recruiting staff, sessional counsellors, volunteers and trustees. Take a look at our vacancies page for more details.

Rape Crisis & other charities demand compensation for child sexual abuse survivors


Findings out today show child sexual abuse victims and survivors who were as young as 12 at the time of the offence are being denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)...

Tell IICSA about your experiences through the victim and survivor consultation on child sexual abuse


The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has launched a victim and survivor consultation - seeking the views and experiences of anyone who has been affected by CSA.

Trainee Police Complete Nuclear Challenge!


Trainee officers from Essex Police completed their challenge to raise funds and awareness for CARA!

New BBC drama coming soon - Three Girls


New BBC drama scheduled for 16-18 May telling the story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale.

Colchester County High School for Girls raise £464 for CARA!


A huge thank you to form 11L, Mrs Boreham and all the girls at Colchester County High School for Girls for raising over £464 for CARA through a non-uniform day and bake sale. We really apprecia...

Nikki is running the Inflatable 5K for CARA!


The race on 2nd July looks a lot of fun, but also a real challenge!

Join Our Staff Team!


We are currently recruiting for a full-time Adult's Practitioner to join our team.

CARA's London Marathon Runner


Less than three weeks until the lovely Chris Lund runs the London Marathon, raising money for CARA.

Running 10k for CARA


Emma is raising money for CARA by running a 10K race in May.   Thanks for all your support Emma!

Trainee Police Brave Nucelar Race for CARA!


Trainee Police Officers from Essex Police brave the muddy Nuclear Race to raise money and awareness of CARA!

CARA wins High Sheriff's Cup


CARA wins High Sheriff's Cup

PCC Conference 2017 Workshop on Sexual Violence


Setting the agenda for discussion around sexual violence at the 2017 Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Conference

International Women's Day Press Release


An estimated four in ten women (42%) experience some form of sexual violence or child sexual abuse in their lifetime. #Beboldforchange on International Women's Day

Bee-ing free!


An Essex Beekeeper is donating all the proceeds from her sale of honey to CARA.

Broadchurch tackles sexual violence


Essex charities praise popular TV show for highlighting sexual violence and aftermath

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week


6th- 12 February is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week! #itsnotok. Follow us on Twitter @CARAessex

Jazz concert for CARA


On Friday 17th March, the wonderful Phoenix Jazz Orchestra will be raising money for CARAthrough a concert at the Mersea Centre, West Mersea.

Marathon Runner Raising Money for CARA!


We are delighted local runner Sam Taylor has chosen to support CARA and fundraise by running lots of miles!

The Vagina Monologues at the University of Essex


We are delighted the University of Essex are staging The Vagina Monologues, with all proceeds donated to CARA!

Colchester Saxaphone Quartet raise money for CARA


A huge thank you to Colchester Saxaphone Quartet for fundraising for CARA at Colchester Sainsbury's last week.

New service launched today - providing a single point of contact for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse across Essex.


From 28th November 2016, a new central phone line and online portal will be available to victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse from across Essex.  The new service will h...

CARA Quiz Provides Evening of Laughs and Raises £455!


We had a great time at the CARA quiz night, held on Thursday 27th October.

Only 1 in 16 reported rapes in Essex lead to conviction


Colchester Gazette - 'Rape victims are being let down by the system' - Charity speaks out after just one in 16 suspects convicted

CARA wins a Provide Foundation Award


The money will be used to increase CARA’s capacity and help us to support new referrals to our services.

An important new drama on C4


National Treasure features Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters. Available on Catch up All 4.

CARA's room get a re-design


Thanks to funding from the Santander Foundation’s Community Grants Plus scheme, CARA has been able to re-furbish three of our rooms.