Vision, Strategy & Policies
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At RSVP, we believe that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. We offer empathetic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
RSVP does not support perpetrators or offenders of sexual violence or abuse. However, we recognise that sexual offenders are sometimes survivors and signpost appropriately to specialist services who can support them effectively.
Please find our strategy (2020 – 2025) for RSVP below, which explores how we will continue to meet the needs of survivors subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
Training and Qualifications
All of RSVP’s qualified counsellors hold professional qualifications in counselling. RSVP also offers a small number of placements to counsellors in their final years of training who are undertaking diploma, degree or higher level courses. These placements offer a valuable opportunity to gain experience in a specialist rape and sexual abuse and trauma informed counselling service.
All of our counsellors are fully insured and RSVP is an organisational member of BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice.
All ISVAs have completed or are working towards completion of the Lime Culture accredited ISVA Development Programme.
Frontline staff and volunteers receive regular clinical supervision and we offer Continued Professional Development (CPD) and relevant training to ensure we continue to provide therapeutic services of the highest standard.
Policies & Procedures
All RSVP staff and volunteers adhere to the strictest policies and procedures to ensure the safety and consistency of our service; the following policies are available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org:
- RSVP Adult Safeguarding Policy
- RSVP Child Safeguarding Policy
- RSVP Equal Opportunities Policy
- RSVP Complaints Policy
- RSVP Data Protection Policy
- RSVP Recruitment Policy
- RSVP Training and Development Policy
- RSVP Volunteer Policy
- RSVP Whistleblowing
Regulatory and Ethical Compliance
RSVP is an organisation that works hard to comply with the ‘General Data Protection Regulations,’ as outlined in our RSVP Data Protection Policy (above). We also adhere to the following documents:
- BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions
- BACP Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy
As part of our commitment to organisational transparency, our historic and current financial information can be viewed via the Charity Commission Website. Please click here for more information.