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Staff, volunteers and trustees



CARA has a team of 24 full and part-time staff, all of whom have specialist knowledge and understanding of sexual violence.   Our ISVAs and practitioners are all qualified to provide specialist support.    CARA also employs a number of sessional counsellors.   All our  sessional counsellors receive specialist training in sexual violence and child sexual abuse.


Our workers represent a range of backgrounds and experiences.  Most are women, but you can request support from a male counsellor if you prefer.


Senior Management Team


Chief Executive Officer:  Helen Parr

Head of Operations:  Sarah Clementson




Volunteers play a key role in CARA’s work.  We currently have a dedicated team of over 10 volunteers, who work in a range of roles including as advocates, administrators and fundraisers.




CARA is a women-led organisation and is governed by a Board of 7 trustees, all of whom are women and all of whom have specialist areas of experience relevant to CARA’s operations.   Our trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, CARA's management and administration.  They are all volunteers.


Chair of Trustees:   Tina Powell

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