Safe Space – Group Nominee – 2008

Safe Space has provided support services since 1988 for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. In these 20 years, the organisation has grown from being a small group of half a dozen women with childhood sexual abuse as part of their experience coming together to offer mutual support to one another to being an organisation today with 12 paid staff and 35 volunteers. In the course of a year Safe Space provides 2,500 counselling appointments and provides support for at least 400 women. In addition to its support services, Safe Space is very active in delivering training programmes for other agencies (statutory and voluntary) in order to broaden and strengthen the skills of people who encounter women with specific needs as a result of childhood sexual abuse.