By Lucy Chipperfield
Despite many attempts to improve the conviction system, the number of reported cases of sexual violence still remains incredibly low. Therefore, ministers have demanded that further research needs to be implemented to ‘review the treatment of rape victims by the police and other agencies’ within England and Wales.
Rape Crisis Groups hope that this new review will finally create the ‘real and meaningful change’ they have been wishing for. In previous years research has been conducted and conclusions have been made, and yet very little has been achieved from these findings.
During the regional Rape Crisis Meeting, Lee Eggleston and Shelia Coates from SERICC, took the time to talk to YourThurrock about these new developments and what they hope it will achieve.