ARCH North East is a sexual violence service offering support to people in the Teesside area who have experienced rape and sexual abuse at any point in their lives. We offer free and confidential services to support recovery from experiences of abuse.
Based in Middlesbrough we have over 21 years-experience of delivering services within the communities we serve, having evolved from a women’s domestic abuse project to specialise in providing trauma informed rape and sexual abuse support. In 2007 we incorporated the then Jigsaw project into the service extending the support offer to men and boys. Today we are the largest provider of sexual violence support in Teesside and as committed to ensuring that victim/survivors have the support they need when they need it to support them to move forward from their experiences.
We pride ourselves on delivering quality services that meet the needs of sexual violence victim/survivors, and our work is continually informed by their experiences and feedback to us . We are part of the Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) network and our services are accredited under the RCEW National Service Standards. Our Counselling provision is BACP registered and accredited.
Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) is the National Umbrella organisation for specialist rape crisis centres. The National Service Standards (NSS) are provide a quality assurance framework that enables services to demonstrate how their services are provided within professional frameworks that prioritise safety, governance, empowerment and continuous improvement.