Free confidential and
A service run by women for women who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Our aims and values
Greater Manchester Rape Crisis began over thirty years ago as a feminist collective responding to the needs of women who shared their experiences of sexual violence. GMRC is now a registered charity providing vital services for women and girls throughout Greater Manchester, and beyond.
Staff and trustees
GMRC prioritises individual’s rights to confidentiality. We work within Data Protection legislation and our own Confidentiality Policy. All volunteers and staff are provided with the necessary training to ensure confidentiality is respected.
GMRC does need to hold certain information about you, for example, to help monitor your own progress or the performance of the organisation. Any information we collect, whether paper or electronic records, including referral forms, assessments, client records and feedback forms, is private and confidential. This information is kept securely in locked filing cabinets or electronically on a secure server with restricted access.
Whilst every effort is made to maintain confidentiality, GMRC is legally obliged to break that confidentiality in the following circumstances:
- You give informed consent for GMRC to pass on information to specified people and organisations
- You disclose information about the risk of abuse or harm to children
- There is a serious risk of harm to yourself and others
- There is a serious risk of suicide
- The court or legislation requires that GMRC provides information
If a need to share information arises, we will seek permission from you. Where this is impossible, GMRC will negotiate with you what will be shared, and to whom. You will be kept informed at all times.
We offer a range of confidential support services for survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Independent Sexual Violence Advisers are here to listen.
Our helpline is here to support you through your experience.
An experienced and highly trained counselling team.
We provide information and support for practical issues.
Training courses for survivors, supporters and professionals.
A safe space that will enable you to reconnect with your feelings.
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