Orkney Rape Crisis is looking to become an independent charity and is recruiting potential board members.
We are holding an Information Evening at the St Magnus Centre, Palace Road, Kirkwall on Monday 24th April at 5.30pm.
While no experience is necessary we are particularly eager to recruit potential trustees with a range of knowledge and skills including HR, Accountancy/Financial Management, Business Development, Social Media, Fundraising, Violence against Women and Third Sector Development, Youth Work and Education. Time, a commitment to equality, and enthusiasm are also great assets.
Full support and induction training will be given, and expenses will be paid.
If you would like to find out more about our work, and are interested in getting involved please book a space here.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about what we do at www.orkneyrapecrisis.scot
Today the Daily Record highlights the lack of forensic provision for survivors of sexual crime in Orkney. Workers from Orkney and Shetland Rape Crisis highlight the the impact on survivors of having no on island forensic provision and the barriers to justice this presents. Read more here
Rape Crisis Scotland has published the latest annual report which outlines the work undertaken in Scotland in 2015-16 and marks the 40th year of the Rape Crisis movement in Scotland. The report highlights the development of 3 new Rape Crisis Services including Orkney, and details the ambitions for moving forward. You can read more here
We have produced a leaflet and poster to provide more information about the services offered by Orkney Rape Crisis.
If you would like copies of these, please contact us.
Orkney Rape Crisis is now up and running, following its recent launch event in Orkney Library. At the launch, Zelda Bradley, support and development worker, talked about the number of sexual crimes reported to police in Orkney and the kind of services which survivors want and need.
Although Orkney is one of the safest communities in Scotland, those who experience sexual violence need discreet and private support. This is what the new service provides.