About us

Trafford Rape Crisis was set up in 2010 in order to offer a free and confidential service run by women for women who have experienced any form of rape, sexual violence, sexual abuse or unwanted sex no matter when or where this happened.

Through our telephone helplines and email support Trafford Rape Crisis aims to make it possible for you to talk or write about practical and emotional issues at any time.  We will offer you support to talk about something that is happening to you now.  We will also offer support in relation to something that happened in your past, or if you are worried about your child, or someone else you know. We will listen to you and try to help you make sense of what is going on and how you are feeling.  We will not judge you or tell you what to do.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Trafford Rape Crisis is to provide a free, confidential and non-judgmental support service run by women for women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. Trafford Rape Crisis provides emotional support and practical information by telephone and email. Support is also provided through medical, police and court procedures.

Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to: rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage / relationships, forced marriage, so-called honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation, and ritual abuse.

Trafford Rape Crisis is a service-user led organisation and adopts a feminist perspective, recognising that rape and other forms of sexual violence are crimes of violence, abuses of power and gender inequality.

Our Aims

Trafford Rape Crisis (TRC) is a feminist organisation run by women for women, which aims to:

  • Support women survivors of rape or sexual abuse so they may maintain control over their lives.
  • Raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse committed against women and girls, regardless of their background or circumstances.
  • Provide information, guidance, training, and expertise within the community.
  • Enhance the involvement of all women in the development of TRC policies and services.
  • Contribute to policy initiatives and strategies aimed at improving the service provision for women survivors.
  • Actively challenge the values, beliefs and behaviours which contribute to women’s oppression.
  • Work in partnership with local service providers and communities to promote the values of TRC

Trafford Rape Crisis is affiliated to Rape Crisis (England and Wales).