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.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service

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.

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Counselling Service

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.

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Children and Young People Service

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.

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Telephone Support Line

Our Telephone Support Line number is 01202 308855. The Support Line provides listening support to anyone who has been affected by sexual trauma.

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Author: Vikki Taylor

Our impact

1887

The number of people we supported in 2019.

601

The number of calls to our Support Line in 2019.

73

The number of Children and Young people that have been supported by our counselling service since January 2018.

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  • Fire Walk and Lego Walk at Highcliffe Castle

    On Saturday 27th February 2021 join our team of Fire Walkers at Highcliffe Castle to raise vital funds to support our work across the county. Join the team as an individual or come with a group for an amazing team bonding experience. For further information please contact Simone Gosden by email on [email protected] Read more

  • Skydive for STARS Dorset

    Have you always wanted to do a Sky Dive but never quite had the opportunity or perhaps the reason to do? Now might be your chance! We are looking for some brave fundraisers to join us on the Friday 16th July 2021 at Go Sky Dive near Salisbury and take on an ultimate challenge, a 10,000ft or 15,000ft sky dive and help raise vital funds for the charity. If you want any further information or to book your place please email [email protected] Read more