Rape Crisis support services in Glasgow facing funding crisis

Caroline Wilson of the Glasgow Evening Times writes:

The Glasgow Rape Crisis support group said it had been forced to shut the waiting list for face to face support due to a loss of funding, which has had a “significiant impact” on service provision.

It is understood that funding was withdrawn by Children in Need, because of an apparent lack of provision of men, affected by sexual abuse.

In a statement, the White Ribbon Campaign, said: “After supporting Rape Crisis Glasgow and Clyde for six years Children in Need have decided to withdraw their funding because they do not think the Centre does enough for men and boys.

“With nearly 2,000 rapes and attempts being reported in Scotland every year and the demand on Rape Crisis Centres being greater than ever these services are essential.

“Given that more than 90% of all reported rapes are committed against women it would seem more appropriate for Children in Need to consider providing funding to services geared up for male survivors rather than withdrawing this award.



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