The Gloucestershire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) has been awarded the Police Commander’s Commendation for Excellence by Gloucestershire Police.
This is in recognition of the team’s continued support and assistance to victims of sexual offences and for the crucial part they play in safeguarding victims and assisting the police in bringing perpetrators to justice.
Magdalena Gulcz-Hayward, SARC Manager, was also awarded for her assistance and support of a vulnerable victim of a serious sexual offence. The victim would not initially engage with the police, however Magdalena spent over five hours supporting and reassuring the victim, allowing to her to provide a video interview.
Magdalena said “I work with incredible women who are kind, caring and considerate and always put their clients’ needs first. We are very proud to be providing an empowering, client led service.’
The service is jointly provided by the Trust and Gloucestershire Constabulary. To find out more about SARC, click here.
25 October 2017