We are trying to raise £4,000 to help with the growth and development of Savana's new online youth support services Talk to SAL, the money will help to support the growing demand for the service and the training and hiring of new practitioners to live chat with young people and parents and carers.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1148466)
Last year, Staffordshire police reported a 36% increase in Child sexual offences, we also saw a 47% increase in victims seeking support. Due to this we conducted research with 15 local schools & colleges, surveying students aged 9-18. We found that though 18% did not know what consent was,100% agreed learning about consent is important and that 81% related to feeling unsafe online. Since it's launch due to an increased demand we now support young people up to 25 as well as parents & carers.
These findings helped us to validate our assumption that there’s a need for a service. As a result of this research, we developed a solution; Talk to S.A.L. This new confidential service provides a range of online support & anonymous live chat offering advice & information on coping & resilience for a range of topics as well as additional practical support,signposting & resources. Since it's launch in Feb '21 SAL has already had 219 users accessing support or live chat on the digital platform.
“There is nothing more important to this nations future than investing in our young people.”
“As the world becomes a more digital place, we cannot forget about the human connection.”
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