Who We Are
SiT was founded by Clare Wilson and Fiona Ellis.
Fi and I started SiT due to the lack of Support for survivors of CSA in our area. Being a survivor myself helps to bring the survivors voice and heart to everything we do. I have never felt that the things that happened to me were my fault or shame and that they should not be allowed to define my life and persona. I am highly motivated with a passion for justice and the opportunity to provide support & psycho education to survivors to ensure they have every opportunity available to them in life.
Clare is a qualified Social Worker and now volunteers as a Trustee and is the Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection lead
“I believe the most important thing we can say to survivors is ‘you are not alone’ and ‘its not your shame’ and I hope that every survivor who comes to SiT can find their voice and wings to achieve peace and give purpose to their lives.”
I have been incredibly privileged to be involved with SiT since day one and watch our incredible growth as an organisation. I am continually amazed at the resilience and strength of the men and women who come through our door. I see survivors, full of anxiety and self doubt and watch their transformation over the coming weeks. We believe in you and I hope as an organisation we can show you that we respect you, we listen to you and we believe you.
Fiona runs the organisation from day to day.
Our 1:1 counselling, therapy and pre counselling sessions are delivered by qualified counsellors and therapists and supervised student placements.
Kate Hughes (Chair)
Professor Emma Bond (Research, Education & Development)
Ali Mann (Service User Involvement)
Dr Emma Marriott (Clinical Lead)
Andrew Dewhurst (Finance & Strategy)