SALT South West – registered as a charity in 1992.
SALT South West is a Plymouth-based Christian voluntary organisation ( known as SAIFLINE until 2006), offering direct help to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We are accountable to our Management Committee of five and have a Council of Reference which includes an MP, a Bishop, another Minister of Religion and a media presenter.
We are currently a team of ten volunteers, four of whom are also paid part-time (Team Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Administrator, and Men’s Work Project Lead). All volunteer listeners have undertaken the in-house SALT training, some have various counselling qualifications including specific sexual abuse/trauma related subjects. Supervision is fundamental to our work so each listener receives a minimum of one and a half hours every four weeks, and internal supervisors receive external supervision monthly. Additional to this there is peer and team supervision to ensure the highest standards of safe practice. We are a close team and there is always the opportunity to share and offload inbetween when necessary (which is often the case in our field of work). Our Annual Away Day gives us a chance to meet outside of work to share, explore and be refreshed as people, not just as co-workers. Behind the scenes, our 50+ prayer partners have the important team role of undergirding everything SALT related in prayer, and we meet together once a year.
SALT works with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, age 18 and above. Everyone is welcomed at SALT regardless of background, belief or behaviour. Our services are free of charge but donations are always welcomed. We do not want anyone to be excluded from receiving support with processing trauma.
We provide therapeutic, educational and informative support in a variety of ways within a safe setting.