About Us

Established in 2012 by individuals who have Lived Experiences of CSA

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Our Peer Power Team !!

 

Gina

Gina Gonzales has forty years’ experience working within social care setting/education children and adults with additional needs as well as in VCFS settings, predominantly with victims of sexual and domestic violence. Our service now has Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Management accreditation.

RELEASE into Victory (RELEASE) Service Manager Professional Development 2015-2021

Accredited Courses:

  • Level Three Counselling Skills
  • Open Collage Train the Trainer
  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Practitioner Diploma
  • NOS ISVA Manager
  • Trauma Informed training courses
  • Pre-trial Therapy
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide & Self-harm

Gina is the founder of RELEASE a survivor of CSA. Having spent the majority of he her life in recovery from the abuse experienced from a very young age, her perpetrator was her ‘Dad’

Ann

Ann Gill has thirty years’ experience predominantly working with children & families in various voluntary sector organisations including Home-Start Preston.

Janet

Janet has many years’ experience working within the VCFS,  is currently working at senior management level with Independent Community Advocacy Network North (ICANN). Janet also has Lived Experiences of CSA

 

Support Crew

Sarah

Sarah is long standing member or our team, having originally accessed support in 2014 she has attending numerous of events over the years. Sarah is currently accessing ISVA training  while working as a nurse. Now that’s what I call dedication!!

Our Peer Team member Dani

Dani

Dani is a much valued team member, who has many skills’ social media, counselling, arts and crafts to name a few!!

Brian

Brian runs Digital Trinity CIC, is keen to help us with all aspects of raising Social Awareness

Brian says
‘As a photographer I believe that enabling opportunities for victims to have a voice and be socially open to promoting awareness of this crime is very important’.

 

Lynne

Lynne is a life coach and author of ‘I Am NOT A Dirty Bitch‘, which is both an autobiography and self-help book which aims to empower other victim/survivors of non-recent childhood sexual abuse, to embark upon their own journey of discovery

I Am NOT A Dirty Bitch is an autobiography and self-help book which aims to empower other victims of historical sexual abuse to embark upon their own journey of self-discovery and reclaim their true identity.