News from Arch is now available on this site. Here we will keep you up to date about Arch as the pilot progresses.

Highlights since opening in mid-2023

  • Staff at Arch have helped almost 200 people affected by sexual harm under the new multidisciplinary service delivery model.
  • After-hours tours of the new sites were held where we welcomed around 90 people, including private practitioners, lived experience advocates, members of the public and people from government and non-government organisations.
  • We have provided several information sessions and presentations about Arch.

If your organisation would benefit from a face to face chat about Arch, we can arrange an information session. Please email us to enquire.

Read on for information about:

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • the independent evaluation
  • new online resources
  • future after-hours tours.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month which aims to increase public awareness of the issue of sexual assault and educate our community on how we can all play a part in prevention.

There is more about Arch in the media this month, as part of our ongoing efforts to raise community awareness of, understanding of and trust in Arch.

You can help by sharing the posts you see on the Arch service providers’ social media accounts.

Please like and share them to help us let the Tasmania community know that Arch is here and ready to support people affected by sexual harm, in a coordinated and collaborative, trauma-sensitive way.

Arch pilot independent evaluation underway

The Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University, in partnership with the University of Tasmania, was recently contracted as the independent evaluator of the Arch pilot program. The appointment followed a competitive procurement process.

Visit the Institute of Child Protection Studies online to learn about what they do.

The evaluation team will review and evaluate Arch at various stages during the pilot period. The findings will be taken onboard and used to adjust the service delivery model to make improvements as the pilot progresses.

People with lived experience of sexual harm, including those who have received support at Arch, will have the opportunity to participate in the evaluation.

Feedback on what is working well and what we could do better is welcome anytime. Complete the online form, ask us for a paper copy or pass your feedback on via an Arch service provider.

Online resources now available

You can now access the following Arch resources: Easy Read website guide, brochure, poster and FAQs.

You can order printed copies of the brochure and poster from the website.

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After-hours tours of Arch

Following the success of tours held last year, we will hold future tours of Arch North and Arch South when there is demand.

To express your interest in joining an after-hours tour please email us.