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Sexual Assault Response Team providing specialised support to victims

4 October 2017

In 2016 the ABS recorded a seven year high in reported sexual assaults, totalling 23,052 victims across Australia, however it is believed the actual instances are much higher.

At Logan Hospital, the Social Work department offers acute and post-acute sexual assault support.

The professionally trained Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) provides specialised support and information following sexual assault including:

  • 24 hour acute service response
  • Practical and emotional trauma informed response and counselling including: risk assessment and safety planning/management, information around reporting options, common impacts of sexual assault, support during forensic examination
  • Tailored support to both males and females of all ages
  • Onsite counselling in the early stages of recovery
  • Support and education to family and loved ones
  • Liaison and referral to appropriate external, specialist services
  • Community engagement and education

October is Sexual Violence Awareness month. Its origins date back the 1970s when women in England held the first Take Back the Night marches to put a spotlight on violence against women.

Over the years the movement has undergone many changes but the message remains the same – END SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Last updated 4 October 2017
Last reviewed 4 October 2017

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