A new website providing a safe space for survivors of sexual violence has gone live.

The website, known as ‘The Survivor Pathway’, will provide a safe space for survivors of sexual violence, supporters and professionals in West Mercia.

The online platform, which is accessible 24/7, will contain information on support services in the area as well as how to use them effectively.


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The initiative, funded by the NHS and delivered by police and crime commissioner John Campion, forms part of his 'Safer West Mercia Plan' to put victims and survivors first.

The website additionally includes information on sexual health, child sexual exploitation, going to court, and reporting to the police.

PCC Campion said: "Sexual violence is a devastating crime, and its impact is life-changing to victims.

"With that in mind, I understand how hard it must be for many victims to find the confidence to come forward. 

"The new Survivor Pathway website is a safe space for anybody to find out more about the specialist support available in West Mercia."

The website not only offers the services funded by the PCC, but by other sources as well, ensuring that victims are informed and can readily access assistance to rebuild their lives.

Sarah Forrest, head of health and justice commissioning (West Midlands) at NHS England (Midlands), said: “NHS England is delighted to have been able to work with its close partners in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on this initiative. 

"Different agencies commission a range of specialist services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse both locally, regionally and nationally. 

“We recognise the importance of survivors, families and friends being able to easily find sources of advice and support, whether the case is recent or non recent or whether the Police are involved, and hope that this website proves to be an invaluable resource.”