Friday 12 November


University of Chester, Exton Park campus.

The Cross in Chester City Centre.

What’s happening?

Organisations across Cheshire have come together to arrange a day of events in support for the awareness week.

11 am – 12 pm: A live Q&A will be hosted via Cheshire Police’s Facebook page giving the option to ask questions or disclosure. Professionals from the support services will be on hand to offer advice and guidance.

12 pm – 3 pm: A stalled event at the University of Chester campus featuring representatives from local support organisations which is open to everyone.

8 pm – 9 pm: A vigil is being held at The Cross in Chester City Centre for people to take a moment to reflect and remember those who have experienced sexual violence. The Chester Clock Tower will also light up purple in solidarity.

Other events?

The University of Chester may be presenting an art installation across all campuses on harmful behaviours.

As part of the Safer Streets 3 funding announcement, disclosure and bystander training will be given to university students and staff as part of an ongoing project.

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This website was developed in collaboration with North West Police Crime Commissioners, NHS England, and Sexual Assault & Abuse Services.

The North West SAAS Partner Network (Strategic Direction for Sexual Assault and Abuse Services) is led by NHS England and covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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