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  1. One Year Anniversary of the West Midlands Paediatric Service

    2 October 2017

    Yesterday marks the first anniversary of the West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault Service which was launched in the West Mercia, West Midlands and Warwickshire area on the 1st October 2016. The service provides 24/7 Paediatric cover for all cases whereby the client is aged 0-17 years. The service operates from four designated examination suites, one of these is [...]

  2. Blue Sky Centre supports over 1000 people since opening

    9 March 2016

    The Blue Sky Centre has now supported over 1000 victims of sexual abuse, of every age and gender, in the slightly under three years of operation. Tony Mumford, Centre Manager, feels both sadness and pride at this milestone: “Sadness that so many people have been subjected to the torment of sexual abuse but pride that [...]

  3. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) web app for young people

    8 December 2015

    Researchers at Coventry University have created a new app, endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation (FGM). It is anticipated that the new app, developed jointly by experts at Coventry University’s Centre for Communities and Social Justice (CCSJ) [...]

  4. Child Sexual Exploitation

    12 June 2015

    Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse, it can affect any child, regardless of gender, or social and ethnic background.

  5. Conviction at Leicester Crown Court

    20 April 2015

    On 14th April 2015 at Leicester Crown Court, Adrian Guild of Nuneaton was sentenced to an extended sentence of 19 years comprising 11 years in custody and an extension period of 8 years. He will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for an indefinite period. Guild was convicted of attempted rape, assault by penetration [...]

  6. Second year shows rise in client numbers

    20 April 2015

    The second year of our service ended on 31st March 2015. In our first year we supported 276 people of every age and gender. In the year just ended we extended this support to 383 people, an increase of 107 or 37%. It was encouraging that non-police clients have risen from 19% last year to [...]

  7. New member of staff

    20 April 2015

    We are delighted to welcome Farah Hameed to our team as a Crisis Worker.

  8. Letter received from The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Minister for Women and Equalities

    8 December 2014

    “Dear Antony + Cheryl I am writing to thank you and Cheryl for welcoming me to the Blue Sky Centre on 27 November. I welcomed the opportunity to hear about the important work of the centre, the vital services that it provides to support both adult and child victims of sexual violence and the important [...]

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