North West Leicestershire Outreach 2021-2022 aims to measure the effectiveness of a community-based approach to raise awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and the value of counselling in the region.
In 2020-2021, 261 female survivors referred themselves to Quetzal for support. Amongst them, 11 female survivors from North West Leicestershire contacted our charity for support. Over the years, the number of referrals from the region has remained low which may highlight the lack of awareness amongst North West Leicestershire about our free counselling support.
Through the project, Quetzal plans to use their learning from the Breaking the Silence Initiative and apply them to create an impact in North West Leicestershire, so that more female survivors are aware of the support available to them.