We are so excited to share that our Young Person’s Team were nominated for two categories of the Scottish Children’s Health Award's 2023! The categories were: Improving Life Experiences Award and Health and Wellbeing Award.
We are even more excited to announce that we won the category ‘Improving Live Experiences Award’!
Team Leader’s Zoe and Lucy attended the Bear’s Tea Party, in August at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh and collected the award on behalf of FRASAC.
Here is what Children’s Health Scotland had to say: “We are honoured to announce the Young Persons Team from Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Service as the winner of our Improving Life Experiences Award. The Improving Life Experiences Award recognises the commitment and expertise of those who have made a significant difference to improving life experiences of a child or young person.
On receiving the Award Zoe Henderson, Team Leader at FRASAC said: 'Trauma work is hard, and the team show up every day for the young people who often struggle with their mental health. We see a lot of young people who have been shut down, not believed, carry guilt and shame – and the team listens, believes and respects them and gives them a safe space to explore their feelings and emotions. It means a lot for us to be recognised for our hard work and commitment we provide to ensure that young people have quality services to access and opportunities to improve their self-esteem, confidence, and outlook for their future.' Our judges said how impressed they were with the work undertaken by this team, supporting individuals who are often hard to reach, and so a high level of flexibility is required, meeting young people where and when it suits them. We very much admire the work of this team and believe it is a great example of providing much needed support to young people who are hard to reach and in great need of their amazing help!”
Children’s Health Scotland have been announcing the winners of their awards daily during Scottish Children’s Health Week (4th – 10th September). For more information on Scottish Children’s Health Week and winners of the awards click here.
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This August, jointly with KASP (Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project) we are delighted to share with you our newest edition of our Newsletter.
Our latest edition includes:
- Information on The Independent Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services.
- FRASAC & our volunteers.
- 'What Were you Wearing?' Exhibition.
- And a client case study.
This edition will also keep you updated with what has been happening in FRASAC.
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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
Team Leader Job Vacancy - UPDATE
This vacancy has now been withdrawn and is no longer available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: