Meet the team

We have a friendly, experienced and dedicated team at Juniper Lodge who can support you through the reporting process if you choose, or support you if you don’t wish to report.

Millie Gant

SARC Manager

I am responsible for managing all aspects of the SARC as well as ensuring that we work in conjunction with our partners to provide an effective and flexible service to anyone who requires our help and support. I have previously worked for Leicestershire Police for over 16 years and have extensive experience in rape and sexual offence investigation.


Lynn Sharman

SARC Support Officer

I have worked with vulnerable people at the SARC for the last few years. I have been involved with raising awareness and prevention campaigns relating to sexual violence.


Carmela Sellecchia

SARC Support Officer

My role is primarily to make contact with both female and males who have been affected by any sexual assault ensuring that the necessary support is offered to them. I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and understand that every ones experience is different and personal to them. I believe that intervention and engaging with our service is paramount in assisting with the recovery of personal experiences both historic and present.


Seetal Rajput

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor- Supervisor

Kiran Gill

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

My background ranges from working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and Education, social care, mental health. I have experience of working with victims of CSE and historic child abuse. I have worked in therapeutic settings for victims who have suffered trauma. Currently I work for an organisation called FreeVA as a (CYP) Independent Sexual Violence Adviser where I work with clients all over Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Sarah Barfield

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Sarah Barfield- Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) I work for Leicester Rape Crisis (Jasmine House) Leicestershire, work part time covering Leicestershire County Wednesday-Friday. Been in ISVA role for just over a year but due to leave for maternity at end of October. Based at Juniper Lodge with the rest of the ISVA team.


Satinder Kaur

Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA)


Avnee Sharma

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

My name is Avnee Sharma and I am an Adult & CYP Independent Sexual Violence Adviser. I support victims who have reported sexual abuse and rape from the age of 13+ I am based at Juniper lodge (SARC) and also work from SIGNAL and CAIU. I work for UAVA (United against violence and abuse) which is a domestic and sexual violence service covering Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. My job is to support victims throughout the criminal justice process providing them with practical and emotional support as well as support in court.

Michaela Southall-Payne

Children’s and young people SV advisor (CYPISVA)

Amanda Coupland

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Work for Women’s Aid Leicestershire, work part time covering Leicestershire County. Been in ISVA role for five years. Based at Juniper Lodge.