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CSASS will not not tolerate inappropriate, violent or abusive behaviour. We expect everyone including clients, staff, volunteers and trustees to follow our Equality and Diversity policy and treat one another with dignity and respect. In particular we will:
Our policy relates to protected characteristics: Age, Disability, Race, Sex, Religion or culture, Marital status and civil partnership, Sexual orientation, Pregnancy and maternity, and Gender reassignment.
CSASS is a women-led, feminist organisation, working towards substantive equality for women and providing some women-only services and spaces. CSASS provides services for survivors of any gender or none, including men, trans and non-binary survivors, aiming to ensure a broadly equal range of services available to all, over a reasonable time period. Recruiting workers of all genders or none, including trans and non-binary workers is valuable, particularly within counselling team.
For some women survivors, in order to feel safe and confident their experience will be understood, it is important that the women they encounter at CSASS have lived their whole lives as women and girls. To provide spaces and services for these survivors, some opportunities at CSASS are open only to women who have lived their whole lives as women and girls. These currently include:
Roles only open to women who have lived their whole lives as women and girls, include:
CSASS cannot guarantee all women clients and workers have lived their whole lives as women and girls, and we do not ask individuals to disclose this.
We respectfully ask all clients and workers not to seek to join a group, service or role advertised as women-only, if they have not lived their whole life as a woman or a girl, in order to respect the needs of some women survivors.
Supportline and LiveChat services are open, and we can be contacted as usual. We know this is an especially hard time for survivors. Please do get in touch if you need a chat.
Remote and phone support is available for current clients while our face to face work is paused, and we’ll be taking new referrals soon. Please follow our social media for self-care resources, news about services and opportunities to help. We’ll be back as soon as we can.