The STAGE Project


The STAGE project offers women (16 and over) support to address and overcome experiences associated with sexual exploitation and grooming.
If you have or still are experiencing sexual exploitation our case worker can offer support
• Emotional support (face to face and/or by phone)
• Recognising exploitation, managing risk and safety planning
• Accessing housing support
• Support with your physical and mental health
• Access to the Criminal Justice System (reporting to the police, going to court)
• Moving on (accessing training, education or employment)
• Advocacy and supporting you in meetings
If you have or are still experiencing sexual exploitation our case worker, Elisha is able to offer to offer 1:1 and group based support to help develop resilience, self esteem and new coping strategies which enable women to move forward from their past experiences.
We accept both self-referrals and referrals from professionals.

To find out more about the project please contact Elisha on 01484 450866 or 07590 776697 or email

The STAGE project brings together women’s sector charities  GROW, A WAY OUT, Together Women, Basis and Changing Lives  to work across the North East and Yorkshire in areas where there are emerging, live and recent sexual exploitation investigations. Earlier this year the partnership was successful in securing £1 million through the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s “Tampon Tax Fund.”
The STAGE Project will provide trauma-informed support for vulnerable women who have been groomed by groups of men for sexual exploitation in eight local areas across the North East and Yorkshire. STAGE will undertake research into survivor experiences and the impact of support, producing a toolkit to enable this approach to be replicated nationally.

Project Update from Changing Lives

Click to see the latest blog and The STAGE Project update.