keeping you safe

Whatever our job description or our role, as a human being who is preparing content for other human beings, about a traumatic and profoundly intimate subject, it is important that we consider our and other people’s emotional and physical safety throughout our work. 

If you are a journalist you can find information at:

If you are a communications professional you can find information at:

There are also a large number of organisations who exist to provide help and support to individuals who have been harmed through sexual offences. We have provided a list of some of those organisations at “Expert Organisations For Help” but please note that it is not exhaustive. 

Trigger warnings:

When communicating with individuals who have experienced trauma associated with sexual offences, it is important to recognise what can ‘trigger’ their trauma. The word ‘trigger’ has become well used in society and is sometimes misused which can minimise the reality for someone experiencing trauma. A ‘trigger’ can be a sight, sound, smell, taste or touch; anything which can spark a memory which either transports a person back to a traumatic event/their traumatic experiences, or which brings the memory of that experience flooding back into their present. When trauma is triggered, an individual may experience emotional and/or physical responses and these can be profoundly distressing and debilitating. Given the nature of this website, some individuals may find its content triggering / distressing. To help keep our audience safe we have used trigger warnings on this site as ‘markers’ so that individuals can make their own choice about when, where, if and how they want to consider our content.