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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Author: Vikki Taylor

Helpline Service

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.

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Author: Vikki Taylor

Our impact

2263

The number of adults our Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service has supported.

486

The number of calls to our Helpline in 2018.

73

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

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Latest news

  • Sky Diving Team raises £4500 for the charity

    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

  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors

    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

  • Recruiting Now for Volunteer Counsellors

    STARS Dorset is currently recruiting for Volunteer Counsellors. All our volunteer counsellors must have completed or be completing at least a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling or equivalent. For further information and an application form please email our Volunteer Co-ordinator [email protected] Read more

Latest events

  • Sky Dive for STARS Dorset

    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

  • Introduction on Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Sexual Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

    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

  • Afternoon Tea at Wimborne St Giles

    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