We are a registered charity based in North Staffordshire. We provide support for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, 'honour' related violence and childhood sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past.



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Savana provides services to those who have experienced or are affected by any form of sexual violence. We also provide training and awareness raising.

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We are currently looking to recruit self employed BACP Accredited Supervisors who hold a minimum of a Post Graduate certificate in Supervision.

If you are interested in this role, please call Savana and ask to speak to the Services Manager on 01782 433205 or email: info@savana.org.uk

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Did you know that you can support Savana through The Give as you live website https://www.giveasyoulive.com/search/stores it’s quick and easy: create an account and choose which stores you would purchase from, once you’ve made a purchase Savana will receive a donation

Alternatively you can choose  a shop on the Giving Machine website https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/search/shops once you’ve made a purchase again Savana will receive a donation.

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Faith and belief-based child abuse, including practices around ‘spirit possession’ and ‘witchcraft’, is a hidden crime, which makes it difficult to quantify in terms of magnitude.

Forms of abuse
Abuse can be separated into five different areas;

abuse as a result of a child being accused of being a ‘witch’
abuse as a result of a child being accused of being possessed by ‘evil spirits’
ritualistic abuse which is prolonged sexual, physical and psychological abuse
satanic abuse which is carried out in the name of ‘satan’ and may have links to cults
any other harmful practice linked to a belief or faith
The forms of abuse that follow fall into the four main categories below.

Physical abuse
This can involve ritualistic beating, burning, cutting, stabbing, semi-strangulating, tying up the child, or rubbing chilli peppers or other substances on the child's genitals or eyes.

Emotional abuse
Emotional abuse can occur in the form of isolation. A child may not be allowed near or to share a room with family members, and threatened with abandonment. The child may also be persuaded that they are possessed.

In situations of neglect, the child’s family and community may have failed to ensure appropriate medical care, supervision, education, good hygiene, nourishment, clothing or warmth.

Sexual abuse
Children who have been singled out in this way can be particularly vulnerable to sexual abusers within the family, community or faith organisation. These people exploit the belief as a form of control or threat. (taken from the Met Police website)
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