About Savana

Savana are dedicated to providing support and delivering education around sexual violence including the psychological, physical and practical impacts faced by survivors. We are focused on working together to create a world free from sexual violence and abuse.

survivor support

As the leading experts around sexual violence and abuse in North Staffordshire. Savana provide help and support for anyone within North Staffordshire, from the age of 4 and upwards who have experienced any form of sexual violence whether recently or in the past. This includes rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, ‘honour’ related violence and childhood sexual abuse.

Awards & Accreditations

Savana is an organisational member of the BACP with accreditation for the counselling service and we work to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professionals. As well as being members of Rape Crisis England & Wales and The Survivors Trust. Savana have also been awarded the Charity Excellence Framework’s Quality Mark, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and The LimeCulture Quality Standards award for our ISVA service. Savana is a certified CPD member and all of Savana’s training is CPD accredited.

What we do

Alongside providing help and support, Savana are dedicated to delivering education around sexual violence including the psychological, physical and practical impacts faced by survivors.

Savana has been on a roller-coaster journey, expanding into new premises and implementing a more efficient, responsive and personalised service, enabling us to continue providing face to face counselling, Independent Sexual Violence Advice (ISVA), training and youth programs alongside promoting self-help, self-care and prevention. 

Our History

The origin of Savana can be found in a local pilot project set up to raise the aspirations of women in Chell Heath. The emphasis was to encourage women back into education and employment.

However, the workers quickly found themselves overwhelmed listening to women’s stories of sexual abuse and violence, the need was recognised and a Rape Crisis service was set up.

Our History

The origin of Savana can be found in a local pilot project set up to raise the aspirations of women in Chell Heath. The emphasis was to encourage women back into education and employment.

However, the workers quickly found themselves overwhelmed listening to women’s stories of sexual abuse and violence, the need was recognised and a Rape Crisis service was set up.

Our Future

Since 1986 the demand for our services has increased from 363 counselling sessions to over 2000 per year.

Whilst we celebrate the successes of the past and recognise the progress that we have made. We are committed to providing a strong, sustainable service into the future, focusing on working together to create a world free from sexual violence and abuse.’

“I’ve had numerous different counselling services over the years. Savana is by far the best. Thank you.”

"Amazingly supportive & sensitive. The people that work here are a great group of people and I can't thank them enough for how wonderfully I was treated and spoken to here"

"Fantastic service for everyone"

"Fantastic service! Amazing people. Great support! The workers go out of their way to support you! One in a million!"
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Company Information

Company Registration Number 08128653

Registered Charity Number 1148466

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