Our Team

SARAC is a specialist charity for sexual abuse and rape, offering emotional support services for those who have been affected by the traumas caused by sexual abuse and/or rape, and the associated issues.

The services are confidential, and are offered for those who are 11 years of age or older, and who are seeking support – survivors, families, partners, carers and friends – regardless of gender, sexuality, race, disability, or political and religious opinion.

Our main office is in Burton upon Trent. It offers helpline support services and face-to-face, one-to-one support.

Young Persons’ Services Team

This team works in schools, youth clubs and other settings to reduce the risk of harm and exploitation and provide one-to-one support for those who have been affected.

Helpline Services Team

Offering support, information and signposting across the UK to anyone who wants to talk about rape and sexual abuse. SARAC can also offer support by telephone to those who can’t physically access its services.

Training Team

Providing tailor-made sessions, locally and nationally, covering a wide range of subjects from safeguarding, and working with self-harm and child protection issues to understanding the emotional, psychological and physical effects of trauma. Parents, fostering services, therapeutic centres, teachers, the police/criminal justice system, and mental health professionals have all used SARAC ’s training services.

Office Management Team

This team works behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly, plus raises vital funds to make sure SARAC can continue with its amazing support and prevention work.

Services Team

This specialist team assesses all new clients, manages the supporters, and maintains high levels of professional and ethical standards.

Therapists and Support Team

All of SARAC’s emotional support staff have had specialist training in working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and practice within the BACP code of ethics.

Board of Trustees

SARAC is a charity and has a Board of Trustees, who are local professionals from a broad range of industry sectors, who offer their skills and experience to help SARAC achieve its aims and objectives. SARAC is governed by the Trustees of the charity who meet monthly to oversee the organisation’s governance and strategic direction.

To learn about the governance structure of SARAC, including information about the Board of Trustees, organisational structure, policies, etc., please contact us.

Our Staff

Cathy Miles

Chief Executive

Caroline Fotheringham

Operations Manager

STEVIE BEA

tHERAPY MANAGER

GEMMA SHORTHOUSE

CENTRE CO-ORDINATOR

lESLEY Rigby

Young Person’s PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 

Nicola Rigby

Young Person’s Team Co-ordinator

Alix Morris

Young Persons’ Worker

sarah wells

Young Persons’ Worker

Rochelle Brown

Triage & Assessment worker

Chloe Cave

Helpline Organiser

Ilaria (Aria) Petrungaro

EDI project Lead

sandra taylor

governance & compliance officer

Our Trustees

Alison Allerson

Chair, Trustee

David Martin

Treasurer, Trustee, Finance
Sub-Committee Chair

Katherine Bagnall

Trustee, Safeguarding
Sub-Committee Chair

Tony Lennon

Trustee, Finance
Sub-Committee Vice Chair

Cassie Tregenza

Trustee

Trustee at Sarac - Jo Leonard
Jo Leonard

Trustee