The SEE Project
The SEE Project is for young women and girls aged 14 to 18 who have experienced any kind of sexual abuse. We offer face-to-face, one-to-one support to help you come to terms with what’s happened. We believe that you should have control over your life and we can help you to make informed decisions without telling you what to do. You can talk about how you’re feeling and know you’ll be believed.
- We’ll support you.
- We won’t judge you.
- We’ll help you to make your own decisions
- We’ll always believe you.
What is sexual violence?
Sexual violence is when someone is made to take part in something sexual with another person when they don’t want to. Sexual violence can happen to someone of any age. It’s often done by someone the person trusts, like a friend or family member.
Sometimes people think that in order for an event to be considered as ‘sexual violence’ they must always have experienced a form of physical violence, but this is not the case. The term ‘violence’ is used to show that what has happened is a violation of a person’s right to give or withdraw consent.
People who have experienced sexual violence may call themselves different things. At OSARCC, we generally use the term ‘survivor’, whereas the police may use the term ‘victim’. We believe it is your choice to use the word which feels right for you.