Our Team

sarac is a specialist charity for sexual abuse and rape, offering emotional support services for those who have been affected by the traumas caused by sexual abuse and/or rape, and the associated issues. The services are confidential, and are offered for those who are 11 years of age or older, and who are seeking support – survivors, families, partners, carers and friends – regardless of gender, sexuality, race, disability, or political and religious opinion.

Our main office is in Burton upon Trent. It offers helpline support services and face-to-face, one-to-one support.

Chief Executive

Tracey Hardie has previously managed therapeutic and emotional support services for clients who were dealing with a diagnosis of cancer and were undergoing sometimes extremely gruelling cancer treatments.

Tracey left this role to relocate, and searched for a fresh challenge in or near the Midlands, where she is from. Her skills, knowledge and experience of supporting those dealing with traumatic life events led her to apply for the then role of manager. Having worked in the third/charitable sector all of her working life, she helps sarac to deliver its aims and objectives, and in 2016 she was appointed as the Chief Executive.


Board of Trustees

sarac is a charity and has a Board of Trustees (also known as the Management Committee), who are local professionals from a broad range of industry sectors, and who offer their skills and experience to help sarac to achieve its aims and objectives.


Governance

sarac is governed by the Management Committee, who are the Trustees of the charity. They meet monthly to oversee the organisation’s governance and strategic direction.

To learn about the governance structure of sarac, including information about the Management Committee, organisational structure, policies, etc., please contact us by email on staff@sarac.org.uk


Office Management Team

This team works behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly, plus raises vital funds to make sure sarac can continue with its amazing support and prevention work.


Clinical Team

This specialist team assesses all new clients, manages the supporters, and maintains high levels of professional and ethical standards.


Therapists and Support Team

All sarac’s emotional support staff have had specialist training in working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse, and practice within the BACP code of ethics.


ISVA Team

sarac’s specialist support workers or ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advisors) are here to provide independent emotional and practical support and assistance to anyone who has experienced sexual abuse, and who is considering reporting the crimes or has already done so.


Young Persons’ Services Team

This team works in schools, youth clubs and other settings to reduce the risk of harm and exploitation and provide one-to-one support for those who have been affected.


Helpline Services Team

Offering support, information and signposting across the UK to anyone who wants to talk about rape and sexual abuse. sarac can also offer support by telephone to those who can’t physically access its services.


Training Team

Providing tailor-made sessions, locally and nationally, covering a wide range of subjects from safeguarding, and working with self-harm and child protection issues to understanding the emotional, psychological and physical effects of trauma. Parents, fostering services, therapeutic centres, teachers, the police/criminal justice system, and mental health professionals have all used sarac’s training services.

Call our confidential helpline on 01283 517185