This February, we are launching our first ever sexual consent survey, to capture views, opinions, and attitudes in Norfolk about this issue.
Will you be part of the consent conversation?
We’re launching our survey during Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, 2023.
And you can take part by opening the survey now – click here.
Maybe you’re hesitant and want to know why are we asking people to share their understanding of sexual consent? Isn’t that a private, sensitive matter?
At Sue Lambert Trust we believe sexual consent is a topic we MUST talk about more.
We are Norfolk’s leading specialist charity, supporting people with therapeutic counselling and support services, so that they can rebuild their lives, heal and make positive steps towards a brighter future, following rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse.
Sadly, we currently see more than 320 people each week. And every day, we are contacted by more people, reaching out for support.
We wish there wasn’t a need for Sue Lambert Trust. We wish we lived in a society where sexual assault, violence and rape didn’t happen.
But it does. And the statistics around sexual violence and abuse are just staggering.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 20 men have been raped or sexually assaulted as an adult.
- 1 in 6 children have been abused. (Rape Crisis, UK statistics)
- The number of sexual offences recorded by the police in England and Wales was 196,889 (as at end of June 2022) The highest number ever recorded within a 12-month period. (* Crime in England and Wales – Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
Our specialist counsellors and teams at Sue Lambert Trust see people whose lives have been devastated by the trauma of sexual violence, sexual abuse and rape. And our counsellors tell us that the term ‘consent’ remains shrouded in mystery, with confusion about what consent means, how and when it should be given, and whether it can be revoked.
Please, complete our survey so that we can encourage more of us to have a direct, open and informed conversation about sexual consent.
The more we talk, amplify our voices and share experiences, the better for everyone.
All answers are given anonymously. We will not ask for your name. Just to confirm whether you live in Norfolk or not.
There is an option to share your email with us at the end, if you would like to stay up to date with news from our charity.
How will we use the data and comments collected?
Sue Lambert Trust will publish the results of the survey here on our website and share key information with the Norfolk media.
The survey is anonymous. And we will not ask you for your name.
If you choose to leave comments, we may use these anonymised quotes for reporting internally, making bids and tenders for funding. Please state in your answers, alongside your comments, if you do not wish for your words to be used in this way.
The Sue Lambert Trust Sexual Consent Survey 2023 will be open until midnight 21st February 2023.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence or abuse, whether recently or a long time ago, Sue Lambert Trust is here for you.
Find out how to contact us and find a list of other organisations who also offer support in our resources section.
To learn more about the issue of sexual consent, we have also recommended some partner sites and resources below.
Thank you for sharing your views and for your support.
Resources and websites with more information and advice about sexual consent.
What is sexual consent? | Rape Crisis England & Wales
Sexual consent (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Relationships and sex resources | Mencap
Hook-up apps and safety – Galop – Galop
Consent – Galop the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity – Galop
Chemsex and consent – what the law says – Galop