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Working in partnership

CARA works with a range of other agencies, including Essex Police, the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), Social Services, the NHS and other voluntary sector organisations.


Since early 2016, CARA has been part of Essex Rape Crisis Partnership (ERCP), working closely with South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) and Southend-on-Sea Rape Crisis (SOS Rape Crisis).  


Since April 2016, ERCP has delivered the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Contracts for the provision of Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) and associated community based services for victims of sexual violence across Essex.   The contract has been awarded until March 2020.   ERCP is also working together on a three year pilot project, “First Contact Navigators”, funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative.  


Our current funders


CARA is very grateful for the support of the following funders who have supported our recent work:


Augustine Coutauld Trust

Awards for All

BBC Children in Need

Braintree District and Greenfields Community Fund

Charles S French Charitable Trust

Colchester Children's Charity

Colchester Council

Essex Community Foundation

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Fowler Smith and Jones Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation


Henry Smith Charity

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Ministry of Justice Rape Support Fund

National Lottery Community Fund

Police Property Act Fund


Rape Crisis England and Wales

St James's Place Charitable Foundation

Walter Farthing Trust


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