The Consent Collective is a not-for-profit organisation that creates media campaigns and events on sexual violence, relationships and consent. Our aim is to connect talent, resources and experience in a way that allows campaigns to form an effective part of prevention strategies.
“Culture change is a lengthy process, The Consent Collective is offering PCCs and Police Forces across England and Wales the opportunity to be part of a unified campaign around public awareness of sexual violence. By working together we will significantly improve the impact and legacy of campaigns giving all PCCs and Police Forces a permanent relationship and ongoing conversation with the public ultimately changing their views and understanding of rape. Awareness campaigns are key to prevention of sexual violence and over time by consistently working together we can change opinions.
As PCC for Northumbria I am willing to be an early adopter and would encourage PCCs, forces and our partners to adopt this approach of working together to change public attitudes to and understanding of sexual violence”
Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
“A coordinated approach to campaigning around sexual violence in Devon is long overdue. We welcome any initiatives that bring specialists together, have a clarity about the intended impact and are long-term in their vision and execution”
Fee Scott, CEO, Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services
“This initiative is much needed and we at Women’s Aid are looking forward to supporting it. In work to tackle violence against women and girls, prevention and awareness raising are absolutely critical because cultural attitudes are such a big part of the problem. However, there is a lack of support for public sector agencies who want to help. We look forward to collaborating with The Consent Collective to change that.”
Polly Neate, CEO, Women’s Aid
"For many years, organisations such as Survivors Manchester have been working hard to develop messages and change the social and public narrative on sexual violation of children and adults, but with limited time and resources, it can be an impossible mission. What Dr Burrowes and The Consent Collective are proposing gives us, both the third sector and statutory agencies, the chance to develop a long term approach to public awareness campaigns and targeted responsible use of the media to ensure that we can really change public perception and understanding of sexual abuse, rape and exploitation, which has a direct impact on the life of victims, from disclosure to the jury box. We are fully endorsing The Consent Collective and will be working through the Male Survivors Partnership (UK) to play our part in achieving collective ambitious outcomes"
Duncan Craig, CEO, Survivors Manchester