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


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


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


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


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.