Those wishing to access any of our services can either ask a professional they already receive support from to refer on their behalf or make a self-referral. Read more
STARS Dorset is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. Read more
At STARS Dorset all our services are provided free of charge, one of the only ways this is possible is through donations. Every donation however small can help make a huge difference. Read more
STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.
STARS Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service is free and confidential. It provides practical and emotional support, information and guidance to anyone who lives, works or studies in Dorset and who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.
STARS Counselling service provides one to one, trauma informed counselling, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at anytime in their life.
At STARS we provide a dedicated counselling and a specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service for Children and Young People in Dorset who have experienced sexual violence. All our Children and Young People's ISVAs and counsellors have been specifically trained to work with children.
STARS Helpline service provides a confidential, non-judgemental listening service to anyone over 16 who has been affected by any form of sexual violence. Our Helpline number is 01202 308855. All our helpline volunteers are fully trained and will listen in complete confidence no matter how big or small a problem may seem.
STARS Dorset are hugely grateful to have received £1000 from AFC Bournemouth’s half time Cherries Community Draw. The much needed funds will be spent specifically on the work the charity does with Children and Young People across the county. Read more
Our sky diving team raised £4500!
The brave group of supporters took to the skies at Go Sky Dive in Salisbury and each one bravely jumped from 10,000ft and helped raise the fantastic total.
The team, made up of the charity’s volunteers, counsellors, employees and those who have seen the great work the charity does, each had their own reasons for bravely jumping and the charity is hugely grateful. Read more
We are currently recruiting for two part-time Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA), one for adults and one for children and young people. Job specification, how to apply and application form all below. Read more
Several of the staff and volunteers at STARS Dorset are skydiving to help raise vital funds for the charity at GoSkydive near Salisbury, Wiltshire on Friday 26th July 2019. They'd love your support - if you would like to sponsor them head to our Support our Fundraisers page. Read more
We are delighted to be joining Safe Space Consultancy and HR experts Peninsula for an introduction on domestic abuse, stalking, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. This is a free event for local businesses, charities and representatives from the education and statutory sectors to attend and gain understanding of why we need to consider these issues in the workplace. Read more
STARS Dorset will be holding a charity afternoon tea at Wimborne St Giles village hall on Sunday 20th October 2019. Delicious homemade cakes and biscuits all in the idyllic location of the beautiful village of Wimborne St Giles. Read more