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What do we mean by sexual violence?

Sexual violence means any sexual activity or act that happened without consent as an adult or as a child, recently or years ago.

It can include rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. Other types include indecent exposure and cyber flashing and sexual exploitation.

This is not a complete list. It’s okay to be confused and you don’t have to have all the words yet. If something sexual happened to you that didn’t feel right or good, we are here to support you.

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About Us

BSARCS are the only charity in Barnsley working with individuals who have experienced sexual harm, you can find out more about our organisation and the team here.


1 in 4

women have experienced sexual abuse at some point in their lives

1 in 7

men have experienced sexual abuse at some point in their lives

6.5 million

women in England & wales have been raped or sexually assaulted since the age of 16

1 in 2

rapes against women are carried out by their partner or ex partner

5 in 6

rapes of women are carried out by someone they know

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