27 May 2014
The ROSE Campaign is a Norfolk based organisation which has been up and running since June 2013. We support young people as well as women who are at risk of sexual exploitation, offering help, advice, and support both by actively seeking out those at risk, and by providing support through drop ins, a helpline and an live chat facility. Since we started, we’ve been in contact with more than 1564 vulnerable women, and held 135 young people’s befriending sessions. But if you haven’t used our services yet, you might not know just what it is we do, and who we can help.
What does ROSE stand for and who do we help?
The ROSE Campaign uses the ROSE acronym because we are Reaching Out on Sexual Exploitation. We are a Norfolk based charity and we couldn’t do what we do without funding from great supporters such as the Big Lottery Fund.
The ROSE Campaign helps young people are women who feel as if they are being sexually exploited, coerced into sex work, or are trying to leave sex work. We don’t just sit around waiting for people to come to us though, we feel it is just as important to try and prevent people from finding themselves in situations they didn’t want to be in as it is to help them after the damage has been done.
We don’t take a one size fits all approach to how we deal with individuals, because we know that every case is different. We’re interested in helping you.
Sexual exploitation has lasting effects, and if the support isn’t offered then young people and women can find themselves struggling to get out of a cycle of abuse.
How to get in touch
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us if you are worried about a relationship, looking for some advice, trying to get out of a situation which makes you feel uncomfortable or if you feel at risk.
All our methods of communication are completely confidential. If you get in contact with us regularly we might share some information about your situation with other helpline staff so that no matter who answers they are up to date, and we keep logs in cause we need to investigate any complaints and to monitor the quality of our service, but your information will not be shared with anyone outside of The ROSE Campaign. You don’t need to give us your real name, and you can give us a false one instead if it makes you feel more comfortable.
Exceptions to Confidentiality:
The only times we break confidentiality are if:
You directly ask us to pass on information about you to someone else
A child or young person is at significant risk of harm
We cannot keep knowledge of sexual offences confidential
A caller has threatened or is likely to do serious harm to themselves
We receive a court order requiring us to share information
You threaten the safety of our volunteers or disrupt our service delivery e.g. nuisance or threatening calls
The Helpline and Live Chat
The fastest and best way to get in touch is by ringing our helpline on 0808 800 1037. It’s completely free and confidential. If you don’t want to talk aloud, you can also use the live chat facility on our website to get in touch. These are private messages, and while we will keep a log we will not share this information.
We can email you if that is a more convenient way of getting in touch – but we would recommend that you create an email address just for this purpose so you can be sure no one else has access to what is said.
Drop in sessions
We offer regular drop in sessions where you can speak face to face with us. We offer support and friendship, and we will never make you feel rushed or like you can’t speak to us. Pop in with something specific you need to talk about or just talk to us over a cup of coffee.
We’re based in Kings Street in Norwich, a part of the Magdalene Group.