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CARA social group are climbing the O2!

22/7/2019

CARA's social group is raising money to celebrate CARA's 30th anniversary. Since the group started, members confidence has grown and they are now at a point where they are rea...

Booking for CARA Conference is open!

2/7/2019

Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse: Changing the Culture by Listening to Survivors. Wednesday 16th October

First-of-its-kind project providing better support to victims of sexual offences

14/6/2019

We are very pleased to be working with our sister centres in Essex and with Essex Police on this new project.

We are recruiting! Admin and Accounts Assistant needed to join the CARA team.

29/5/2019

CARA is recruiting an Administration and Accounts Assistant - check out our vacancies page for more details

Comedy Fundraiser raises £8,305 for CARA!

28/5/2019

We are very pleased to announce that our Comedy Fundraiser, hosted by the amazing Sara Pascoe raised a total of £8,305 for CARA, including over £630 in cash and text donations on the night...

Running an ultramarathon for CARA

13/5/2019

On 13th July, the amazing Scott will be running an ultramarathon (that's 100km) for CARA! Please support him if you can!

Enter the 2020 London Marathon and run for CARA!

28/4/2019

If you would like to enter the 2020 London Marathon and raise money for CARA the ballot is open from 28th April to 3rd of May. Go on, give it a go. . . we'd love your support! https://app.rea...

We're recruiting!

17/4/2019

CARA is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer to join our team. The role is responsible for developing and maintaining financial systems, in accordance with CARA’s financial proced...

Not long til our Comedy Fundraiser!

17/4/2019

Sara Pascoe and Friends Tuesday 7th May - 7:30pm Join Sara Pascoe and Friends for a night of comedy and laughter to support CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) and raise money in their 30th...

Turning Colchester and Clacton Purple for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

4/2/2019

Colchester Town Hall, Clacton Pier and Clacton Town Hall will be turning purple for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week which runs between 4th and 10th February 2019. 

Sara Pascoe and Friends - Raising money for CARA!

1/2/2019

Sara Pascoe and Friends Tuesday 7th May - 7:30pm Join Sara Pascoe and Friends for a night of comedy and laughter to support CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) and raise money in their 30th...

We are recruiting!

18/1/2019

We are recruiting the following posts: Full-time ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Adviser) Sessional counsellor(s) to work in Clacton, offering evening and weekend sessions Advocacy Voluntee...

Rock against Abuse

8/1/2019

30 years supporting survivors! This fantastic event has been organised by a survivor and wonderful supporter of CARA's work. Three amazing rock bands raising money for CARA! Saturday 23rd ...

30 years of supporting victims and survivors!

4/1/2019

2019 is CARA's 30th year supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. To celebrate, we are planning some exciting activities and events to take place across t...

Photos from Colchester Reclaim the Night 2018

20/11/2018

A selection of photos from Colchester Reclaim the Night 2018!

Colchester Reclaim the Night 2018

19/11/2018

"We will not be silenced" - Hundreds march in protest against sexual violence

Reclaim the Night Colchester

4/10/2018

Join us to Reclaim the Night and light up the streets of Colchester!

Read about our new Harwich service in the Harwich and Manningtree Standard

27/7/2018

Read about our new Harwich service in the Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Galloper Wind Farm Community Fund supports CARA's new service in Harwich

25/7/2018

Thanks to funding from Galloper Wind Farm Community Fund and Harwich Haven Community Fund, CARA is now able to offer specialist sexual violence counselling to young people from outreach premises in Ha...

Barbeque for CARA - get your FREE tickets!

15/6/2018

Great news - a barbecue raising funds for CARA is being held on 18th August in Little Tey, Colchester. For more details and to get your FREE ticket contact the organiser, Cat. Donations to CARA on...

CARA featured on the Standard Issue podzine!

7/6/2018

Listen to CARA Manager Sarah Clementson talk about all things CARA, Rape Crisis and sexual violence on the wonderful Standard Issue podzine!

We are recruiting!

30/5/2018

We are looking for an Admin and Support Co-ordinator to join our team.

Read about our new project in the Colchester Gazette!

22/5/2018

Our new Healthy Sexual Relationships project was covered in the Colchester Gazette. Read the article here.

CARA awarded £124,000 to help young victims of sexual violence and abuse

16/5/2018

See our press release about CARA's new project, working with schools, colleges and youth groups across mid and north Essex.

Standard Issue in conversation with Comedian Jess Fostekew, with a collection for CARA!

11/5/2018

Tickets are now available for the Standard Issue show on 30th June at Harwich Community, Arts and Heritage Centre (former Adult Community Learning Centre, Main Road, Dovercourt, Essex CO12 4AJ).  ...

Charm takes on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge!

2/5/2018

On 25th August, Charm is taking on the Yourkshire Three Peaks Challenge, all in aid of CARA!

Join the CARA team! We are recruiting. . .

12/4/2018

Join the CARA team! We are recruiting. . . CARA is recruiting for paid and voluntary posts. Take a look at our vacancies page for more details.

CARA counselling rooms get a re-design

10/4/2018

CARA counselling rooms get a re-design

Zeidi is running the London Landmarks Half Marathon for CARA

8/3/2018

On 25th March, the wonderful Zeidi is running the London Landmarks Half Marathon for CARA.

Highlights from the CARA Conference

1/3/2018

On 6th February 2018, CARA held the first ever specialist sexual violence conference in Essex. Entitled Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse; Dispelling the Myths, the day was attended by 132 delega...

The Vagina Monologues at the University of Essex

31/1/2018

We are delighted the University of Essex are staging The Vagina Monologues, with all proceeds donated to CARA for the second year running! The play is written by Eve Ensler and will be performed by wo...

CARA Conference - a week to go!

30/1/2018

CARA Conference - Sexual Violence and Child Sexual Abuse: Dispelling the Myths A week to go til the CARA Conference, which sold out within days of its launch 

Don't wait as long as I did to come forward

15/12/2017

This lovely letter appeared in Colchester Gazette last week - A great message from one of our service users "Don't wait as long as I did to come forward"

We are one of Waitrose Colchester's chosen charities for December

5/12/2017

We are delighted to be one of Waitrose Colchester's chosen charities for December. If you are doing your Christmas shopping there, please drop in your green token and support us!

Colchester Saxaphone Quartet raise money for CARA

5/12/2017

A huge thank you to Colchester Saxaphone Quartet who will be raising money for CARA for the second year running by playing at Sainsbury's Superstore in Stanway Colchester TONIGHT - 5th December.

16 days of action to end violence against women and girls 2017

25/11/2017

25th November is the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign which aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. The theme of th...

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

17/10/2017

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

1/10/2017

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. . .

25/7/2017

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

18/7/2017

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

19/6/2017

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!

16/5/2017

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

New BBC drama coming soon - Three Girls

5/5/2017

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!

5/5/2017

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!

18/4/2017

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

Join Our Staff Team!

12/4/2017

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

CARA's London Marathon Runner

4/4/2017

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

Running 10k for CARA

24/3/2017

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!

22/3/2017

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

CARA wins High Sheriff's Cup

20/3/2017

CARA wins High Sheriff's Cup

PCC Conference 2017 Workshop on Sexual Violence

15/3/2017

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

International Women's Day Press Release

8/3/2017

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!

7/3/2017

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

Broadchurch tackles sexual violence

27/2/2017

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

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

7/2/2017

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

Jazz concert for CARA

31/1/2017

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!

17/1/2017

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

4/1/2017

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

23/12/2016

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.

28/11/2016

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!

31/10/2016

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

21/10/2016

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

4/10/2016

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

1/10/2016

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