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Office hours & How to contact us.

It may be the school summer holidays, but we are still open, available and here to help you.

Our offices are open:

  • Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 8.30am - 11.30am

You can reach out and call us when it is safe to do so on 01592 642336, if we do not answer please leave a message on our answer machine and someone will call you back. If you would prefer, you can email us at info@frasac.org.uk and we will email you back with some basic questions.

You do not need to be referred by a professional to access our services, you can refer yourself, a loved one, friend or family member by giving us a call. Our services are free, 100% confidential and non-judgmental.

Our resources page has some links to other organisations which may be of help to you and there is also a list of Rape Crisis Scotland self-help resources here. You can also find information about SARCs and self-referral.

We are here for you and we believe you.

How to contact us telephone 01592 642336 email at info@frasac.org.uk


We are recruiting!

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Team Leader Job Vacancy - UPDATE

This vacancy has now been withdrawn and is no longer available.

What Were You Wearing Exhibit 2023

Over the past 6 months FRASAC has taken part in the 'What Were You Wearing' exhibits in partnership with Fife College and Fife Violence against Women Partnership. The exhibits were located over the four main Fife College campus locations at different times.

The exhibition displayed types of clothing that was worn by survivors when they were sexually assaulted/raped. There were testimonies displayed alongside the clothing which were gathered by the University of Arkansas. The clothing featured is not the actual clothing worn at the time of the assault but similar to the kind of item worn (eg jeans and a tshirt). The exhibition was inspired by the poem by Dr Mary Simmerling 'What I was Wearing' and aims to raise awareness of sexual assault and encourages conversations surrounding consent and sexual violence and the damaging impact of victim blaming.

At each exhibit event, we were there to offer help, advice and support to anyone who was affected by the content. A safe space was available for the entirety of the exhibition for anyone to visit at any time.

Feedback from the event has been positive with many of the attendees saying how powerful the messaged was portrayed by simply displaying items of clothing.

The exhibition was open to students and the local community.

If you attended the exhibit and were affected by the content or have any feedback you would like to share with us, please contact us on 01592 642336 or alternatively you can email us at info@frasac.org.uk.

No further dates have been confirmed for the exhibition but keep an eye on our social media channels as any updates will be announced there:

Facebook @KirkcaldyFRASAC

Twitter @FRASACKirkcaldy

What I was Wearing Poem

National Emergency Alert System

Emergency Alerts is a new mobile phone service being trialled by the UK government.

If you’re a survivor of domestic abuse with an undisclosed or secondary phone the government’s new emergency alert could reveal your phone, even if it’s on silent.

The emergency alerts will work like a radio broadcast. In an emergency, mobile phone masts in the affected area will broadcast an alert. EVERY compatible mobile phone or tablet in range of the mast will receive the alert.

An emergency alert will look and sound different to other types of mobile phone messages. When you receive an emergency alert you will hear a loud noise like a siren and your phone will use a distinct vibration and a message will appear on your screen. The sound and vibration will last for approximately 10 seconds. You will hear the alert even if your mobile or device is switched to silent. You will not get an alert if your device is switched off or on aeroplane mode.

The UK trial will launch in March 2023 and will run until the end of June 2023 and in Scotland alerts will only be issued for very severe weather emergencies.

There will be a test alert message sent out on Sunday 23 April 2023. This message will be clearly marked as a test and no further action will be need other than to switch the alert off.

If you are worried the Emergency Alerts will put you at risk, it is possible to opt out of receiving the emergency alerts.

To opt out and switch the emergency alerts off:

  • Access your settings menu on your mobile or tablet
  • Inside the settings menu there will be a Notifications menu
  • In the Notifications menu there will be an option to switch ‘Emergency Alerts’ off and ‘Severe Alerts’ off.

For further help on switching these alerts off please download our guidance for both iPhone and Android devices which can be found on the link below.

National Emergency Alerts

FRASAC and KASP's Winter Newsletter

FRASAC & KASP Winter Newsletter February 2023This Winter, jointly with KASP (Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project) we are delighted to share with you our newest edition of our Newsletter.

Our latest edition includes:

 

  • An informative article written by Jane Watt, Locality Manager, Victim Support Scotland regarding the Victim Support Scotland Emergency Assistance Fund.
  • FRASAC & 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.
  • An update on Volunteering in FRASAC.
  • And information about the National Advocacy Project (NAP).

 

This edition will also keep you updated with what has been happening in FRASAC, Our new Board of Directors and our staff changes.

 

If you would like to join the mailing list for our newsletter or would like to feature in our next edition, please get in contact with us at info@frasac.org.uk marking your email FOA Niki.

 

Our newsletter can be viewed below via Sway:

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