Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland


Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) are setting up a Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Women’s Sexual Violence Network. The network is aimed at BAMER women who work or volunteer in frontline roles in generic, holistic or specialist organisations (this can include statutory and voluntary sector organisations).

The network is for workers and volunteers in Tyneside (Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside and South Tyneside) and Northumberland. The network is for BAMER people who identify as women including Trans women.

We work to continually improve our ability to meet the needs of and reach out to all women and girls. The aim of the network is to increase BAMER women workers’ knowledge, skills and confidence in working with sexual violence and to inform the development of our engagement of BAMER women in our specialist services.


Free Training

Women who join the network will be welcomed to access free training. This training aims to increase workers’ confidence, awareness, knowledge and skills relating to sexual violence and to explore the issues that may affect you when receiving disclosures. 

The training hopes to achieve the following learning outcomes

  • Define sexual violence
  • Understand the effects of rape and sexual assault on individuals
  • Understand the impact of victim blaming and societal attitudes on those who have experienced sexual violence
  • Identify specialist support available to those who have experienced sexual violence
  • Identify key practice issues relating to receiving disclosures



Monday 23rd October 2017

Arrive from 9.15am to begin promptly at 9.30am. The session will finish at 2.30pm

Workshops will be held in a central Newcastle venue which will be confirmed after booking. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Places on the training will be limited to 2 workers per organisation.

More training dates will be available so please get in touch to either book your place at this training or to express an interest in future training and the network.

Contact Dawn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0191 222 0272


More about the network

How participants benefit:

  • Access to free specialist sexual violence training and information
  • An increased understanding of women and girls’ experiences of sexual violence
  • Increased confidence in receiving disclosures of sexual violence
  • Clear information about our services and how to refer into them

How we benefit:

  • A network of BAMER women who have clear information and confidence about our services and how to refer into them
  • Increase of referrals into Rape Crisis services by BAMER women
  • Greater understanding of the needs of BAMER women