ARCH Teesside is a specialist sexual violence service offering free and confidential support, help and advocacy to people in the Teesside area who have experienced rape and sexual abuse, at any point in their lives.
Based in Middlesbrough, we have over 20 years-experience of delivering services within the communities we serve.
We originally evolved from a women’s domestic abuse project, to specialise in providing trauma-informed rape and sexual abuse support. In 2007, we incorporated the then ‘Jigsaw’ project into our service, which extended our support to men and boys.
Today, we are the largest provider of sexual violence support in Teesside and are committed to ensuring that victims/survivors have the support they need, when they need it, and to support them to move forward from their experiences.
We pride ourselves on delivering quality services that meet the needs of sexual violence victims/survivors, and our work is continually informed by their experiences and feedback to us. We are part of the Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) network, and our services are accredited under the RCEW National Service Standards. Our Counselling provision is BACP registered and accredited.
Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) is the National Umbrella organisation for specialist rape crisis centres. The National Service Standards (NSS) are provide a quality assurance framework that enables services to demonstrate how their services are provided within professional frameworks that prioritise safety, governance, empowerment and continuous improvement.
BACP Accreditation recognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.