Take part in this Survey by the SARC a commissioned service focused on supporting victims of sexual assaults by clicking here:
Your participation will help improve the services by the SARC and support better victims of sexual assaults.

About the SARC

The SARC is a NHSE commissioned service that is focused on support of victims of sexual assaults rather than Law Enforcement. It is co-funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner of Leicestershire. There are also several organisations that work within the premises to provide the wide-range of support services the SARC offers.

The Manager for Juniper Lodge/SARC is a representative of the Controller: Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police. 

About the Survey

The purpose of carrying out this survey is to identify:

1. Why people do not wish to report a sexual offence to the Police

2. Why people disengage from the Police investigation once they have reported. 

These results will help to improve the services we offer at the SARC. Participation is voluntary and the responses you provide will be anonymous, meaning we will not be able to identify you.  You do not have to answer any questions that you do not feel comfortable to answer.

Whilst the Police are the Controllers of the data, this information is not collected or used for Law Enforcement. No information will be shared from SARC to Law Enforcement without your explicit permission. 

The results will be sent to the Research Bureau team at Leicestershire Police to analyse and will only be used for the purposes described.  

Complete the survey by clicking on the link here

Take part in the #Homeby10 pre-festival event:  Short Story & Flash Fiction Writing Workshop with Divya Ghelani on the 4th September 7.30-9pm and Fundraise for Quetzal with your donations!
To Book Your Place in order to access to the online event, Visit : homeby10.eventbrite.co.uk
Short Story & Flash Fiction Charity Workshop with Divya Ghelani is the perfect generative workshop for those wishing to experiment and play by creating new short fiction! Participants will be offered a range of stimulus-based writing exercises to help them conjure new settings, characters, and voices. Expect to leave with new story drafts and ideas for many more!
Suitable for: Aged 16 plus
Suggested Donation £35 – Minimum £10
All money raised goes to our charitable organisation Quetzal and our Breaking The Silence Initiative. Through this initiative, we aim to raise awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the value of counseling in South Asian communities in Leicester City using a community-based approach.
To highlight Quetzal’s important work, Divya will close her workshop with a specially designed writing prompt based on healing and recovery.
Divya Ghelani was born in Gujarat and grew up in Loughborough. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and an MPhil in Literary Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She lives between Berlin and the UK where she has published short stories and judged story and flash fiction competitions. She is working on her first novel. Visit www.divyaghelani.com
The pre-festival workshop is part of the #Homeby10 Festival, a writing festival designed to help and develop your writing career

Interested in Fundraising for Quetzal or feature on our blog – please send an email at media (at) quetzal.org.uk

The topic is:
What does mental health stigma look like for BAME women, especially those that have experienced trauma and abuse?
To attend the workshop, sign up on Eventbrite here.
Time To Change Leicester Hub is a partnership between Leicester City Council and Richmond Fellowship: Leicester Life Links. Together, they are committed to combatting mental health stigma in schools, homes and workplaces across Leicester. For more information, visit here
To share news about community effort to support women’s wellbeing in Leicester, please
  • visit Quetzal Voices , our community newsletter
  • send an article of information to media (at) quetzal.org.uk.  

We ask that written articles are up to 800 words long and while we may edit stories, it will always be with your consent and final approval. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will change your name accordingly. 

Looking forward to reading you soon 😉