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#ItsNotOK - Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence.

From 6th to 12th February 2023, we will be supporting survivors of abuse and raising awareness of issues such as violence against women and girls (VAWG) as part of a national campaign. We encourage our staff, community, partners and young people to join the conversation, raise our voices and be heard.

As part of the Home Office's 'Safer Streets' campaign, endorsed by the Thames Valley Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Cherwell District Council, CTC have collaborated with fellow change-makers at Lime and Safe! to develop a series of initiatives for tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) across schools and education settings in the Cherwell District.

Our ENACT project is a healthy relationships programme examining rape culture in schools. Through participatory arts workshops, CTC encourages young people to enact the changes they want to see. We are set to engage over 200 young people across 8 secondary schools throughout 2023, culminating in performances of eight original plays written by professional playwrights, who will develop scripts in response to the young people’s observations throughout the life of the project.

Our aim is to bring awareness to schools-based abuse by empowering young people to challenge toxic behaviours related to gender and relationships, supporting

them with the knowledge, skills and tools to build a counter narrative.

If you have been affected by this issue, please know that you can talk to someone. It is not OK, and it is not your fault.

Support & Information

If you live in Oxfordshire and have been affected by sexual assault, either recently or in the past, you can contact Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) via their Listening Services

For free confidential emotional support on the phone: 0800 783 6294

You can also get support from Rape Crisis England & Wales. The free national helpline is open 24/7: 0808 802 9999


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