About Us

BSARCS (Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services) is an independent charity that has been offering specialist services to people whose lives have been affected by rape, sexual assault or any kind of sexual violence since 1987 across Barnsley.

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Our Aims

To relieve distress of people who have suffered from rape or sexual abuse, through providing group work, counselling and wellbeing support.

To relieve the distress of people who are supporting and/or caring for adults or children who have suffered from sexual violence.

To advance the education of the public and other professionals by raising awareness of the issue of sexual assault through campaigns and training.

Our Staff

Our staff come from a range of backgrounds and have significant experience working with people who have experienced trauma, all staff are specially trained and have qualifications relevant to their job role here at BSARCS.

Members Of

To support our work being delivered and monitored in the most professional manner we are members of:

The History of BSARCS

BSARCS (Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services) is the only group in barnsley offering specialist services to people whose lives have been affected by rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault or any kind of sexual violence

2022

In 2022 BSARCS launched wellbeing groups to women struggling with wellbeing.

2021

In 2021 BSARCS developed and began to deliver 5 CPD accredited courses and recruited volunteers.

2020

In 2020 BSARCS felt the impact of COVID but developed new and innovative ways to carry on supporting clients. BSARCS also developed their ground floor space for clients with mobility needs.

2019

In 2019 BSARCS scrubbed, painted and made their new building comforting and welcoming to new and existing clients.

2018

2018 saw BSARCS look for new premises due to the building being sold.

2017

In 2017 The South Yorkshire Sexual Violence Partnership was formed enabling county wide support for ISVA clients.

2015

2015 saw the team develop. More admin support and practitioners were recruited.

2011

In 2011 BSARCS were able to offer face to face counselling in their new building.

1996

In 1996 As the demand for service increased more recruitment was needed.

1989

In 1989 the helpline opened to support women who had experienced sexual harm.

1987

In 1987 a group of women came together on a voluntary basis with the aim to develop a support service for women and girls in Barnsley.

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9 in 10 girls and young women

in schools, say sexist name-calling and being sent unwanted images of a sexual nature happens to them or their peers.

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