Get Help

If you, or someone you know, has been the victim of sexual assault, abuse or violence, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

Help is at hand, and there are a number of organisations that can offer support.

UK Support Services

NATIONAL:

 

Domestic Violence

24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808  2000 247 or visit Women‘s Aid for webchat service, and to find a support service near you.

 

Child Abuse

If you are worried about a child, contact the NSPCC for information and advice on 0808 800 5000 or report online.

 

Anyone under the age of 18 can contact Childline to talk about any issue they are going through on the phone, email or chat.

 

Information and advice about non-recent abuse is available from the NSPCC.

 

Rape Crisis

The Rape Crisis national helpline supports victims/survivors or their supporters every day of the year 12pm – 2.30pm and 7pm – 9.30pm on 0808 802 9999, or reach their webchat, available at certain times of the day.

 

Stalking

Call the National Stalking helpline on 0808 802 0300 or email them here.

 

Nonconsensual Sharing of Sexual Images

Contact the Revenge porn helpline, available during C19 on email at help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk.

 

Legal Advice

Free legal advice helpline for women via Rights of Women.

REGIONAL:

Bedfordshire

SARC: Emerald Centre, https://www.emeraldcentre.org/

 admin.emeraldcentre@nhs.net

Sexual Health and Contraceptive Services: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/health-social-care/public-health/sexual-health/overview.aspx
NHS: https://www.icash.nhs.uk/sex-and-relationships/sexual-assault

 

Berkshire

SARC: Solace, http://www.solacesarc.org.uk/

http://www.careukgroup.com/news (form)

Safe Sex Berkshire: https://www.safesexberkshire.nhs.uk/help-support/sexual-assault-and-rape/

office@trusthousereading.org

NHS: http://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/wards-and-services/sexual-assault.htm

communications@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

 

Bristol

SARC: The Bridge, https://www.thebridgecanhelp.org.uk/

 

ubh-tr.thebridgecanhelp@nhs.net

 

BAVA: http://www.bava.org.uk/

bava@bristol.gov.uk

 

Buckinghamshire

SARC: Upton Hospital, http://www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk/service-centre/sexual-assault-referral-centre-sarc-slough/

Sexual Health Buckinghamshire: http://www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk/home-2/sexual-health-information/under-25s/sexual-assault/

County Council: https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/community/community-safety/sexual-violence/

Rape Crisis: http://www.avrc.org.uk/  (Form)/ http://www.wycomberapecrisis.org.uk/  (Form)

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/contact.php

(rcewinfo@rapecrisis.org.uk media@rapecrisis.org.uk)

 

Cambridgeshire

SARC: The Elms, https://www.theelmssarc.org/   theelms.sarc@nhs.net

Police: https://www.cambs.police.uk/information-and-services/Serious-sexual-offences-and-rape/Rape-and-serious-sexual-assault

NHS: http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/GTRT/rape-and-sexual-assault.htm    Page not found / https://www.icash.nhs.uk/sex-and-relationships/sexual-assault

Rape Crisis: http://www.cambridgerapecrisis.org.uk/ (contact@cambridgerapecrisis.org.uk)

 

Cheshire

SARC: St Mary’s https://cheshiresarc.org.uk/ (Forms to report crimes, nothing general)

Police: https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/rape-and-sexual-assault/

Rape Crisis: http://www.rapecentre.org.uk/ (Forms to report crimes, nothing general)/ http://www.traffordrapecrisis.com/  (traffordrapecrisis@googlemail.com)

 

Cornwall

SARC: The Willow Centre, https://www.survivorpathway.org.uk/services/the-willow-centre/ (Link not found)

Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASAC): http://www.crasaccornwall.co.uk/what-is/sexual-assault/ (help@crasac.co.uk)

Police: https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/threat-assault-abuse/rape-sexual-assault/

Charity: First Light https://www.firstlight.org.uk/ (reach.support@firstlight.cjsm.net devonandcornwall.isva@firstlight.cjsm.net sw.sarc@firstlight.cjsm.net info@firstlight.org.uk

hello@firstlight.org.uk

Rape Crisis: https://www.womenscentrecornwall.org.uk/ (Form)

 

County Durham

SARC: The Meadows, http://www.themeadowsdurham.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx

DV & SV Strategy: https://www.durham.gov.uk/media/10940/Domestic-Abuse-and-Sexual-Violence-Strategy-2015-2018/pdf/CountyDurhamDomesticAbuseAndSexualViolenceStrategy2015-2018.pdf

Police: https://www.durham.police.uk/Information-and-advice/safeguarding/Pages/Serious%20Sexual%20Offences.aspx

Rape Crisis: http://www.rsacc-thecentre.org.uk/ (Form)

 

Derbyshire

SARC: Safer Derbyshire, https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/domestic-abuse/staff-guidance/adults/sexual-assault-referral-centre/sexual-assault-referral-centre.aspx

Police: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Safeguarding-adults/Sexual-Assault-Services/Sexual-Assault-Services.aspx

Safer Communities Board (Safer Derbyshire): https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/sexual-violence-and-rape/sexual-violence-and-rape.aspx

 

Devon

SARC: Devon and Cornwall SARC, https://sarchelp.co.uk/

Police: https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/threat-assault-abuse/rape-sexual-assault/

County Council: https://new.devon.gov.uk/dsva/sexual-violence/ (support@devonrapecrisis.org.uk)

Rape Crisis: http://www.devonrapecrisis.org.uk/ (info@devonrapecrisis.org.uk)

 

Dorset

SARC: The Shores, http://www.the-shores.org.uk/  info@the-shores.org.uk

Police: https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/abuse-exploitation-neglect/rape-sexual-assault/male-rape-sexual-assault/

Rape Crisis: http://www.dorsetrapecrisis.org/services/ (Form)

 

Essex

SARC: Oakwood Place, https://www.oakwoodplace.org.uk/ essex.sarc@nhs.net

Rape Crisis: http://www.caraessex.org.uk/ (info@caraessex.org.uk)/ http://www.synergyessex.org.uk/ support@synergyessex.org.uk

 

Gloucestershire

SARC: Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, http://www.glosrasac.org/ info@glosrasac.org.uk

County Council: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/looking-after-your-sexual-health/

Rape Crisis: http://www.glosrasac.org/

 

Hampshire

SARC: The Treetops Centre, https://www.solent.nhs.uk/page-service.asp?fldArea=19&fldMenu=0&fldSubMenu=0&fldKey=225  (snhs.solentfeedback@nhs.net communications@solent.nhs.uk)

Police: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/

 

Herefordshire

SARC: The Glade, http://www.theglade.org.uk/ (info@theglade.org.uk)

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre: https://www.wmrsasc.org.uk/ (office@wmrsasc.org.uk)

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/help-after-rape-and-sexual-assault/

 

Hertfordshire

SARC: Herts SARC, https://www.hertssarc.org/  (Herts.SARC@nhs.net)

Police: https://www.herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/Advice/Rape-and-sexual-assault/Reporting-sexual-assault

Rape Crisis: http://www.hertsrapecrisis.org.uk/ (admin@hertsrapecrisis.org.uk)

 

Kent

SARC: Beech House, https://www.beechhousesarc.org/ (bh.admin@nhs.net)

Police: https://www.kent.police.uk/advice/sexual-offences/

University: https://www.kent.ac.uk/studentsupport/sexual-assault.html

Rape Crisis: http://www.ekrcc.org.uk/ (info@ekrcc.org.uk)

 

Lancashire

SARC: Safe Centre, https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/contact-the-safe-centre

Police: https://www.lancashire.police.uk/help-advice/personal-safety/rape-and-sexual-assault/

Victim Services (Police and Crime Commissioner): https://lancashirevictimservices.org/victims/are-you-a-victim-of-rape-or-sexual-assault/ (info@lancashirevictimservices.org)

 

Leicestershire and Rutland

SARC: Juniper Lodge, http://www.juniperlodge.org.uk/ (Juniper.lodge@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk)

Police: https://leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/information-zone/rape-and-sexual-assault

NHS sexual health: https://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/leicester-sexual-health/sexual-assault

University: www.le.ac.uk/standing-together

Rape Crisis: http://www.jasminehouse.org.uk/  (Form)

 

Lincolnshire

SARC: Spring Lodge, http://www.springlodge.org/             (lpn-tr.springlodge@nhs.net)

Police: https://www.lincs.police.uk/reporting-advice/rape-and-sexual-assault/

Safer Lincolnshire Partnership: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolnshire-community-safety-partnership/sexual-violence-and-abuse-services/jessicas-story/130829.article

Rape Crisis: http://www.lincolnshirerapecrisis.org.uk/ (info@lincolnshirerapecrisis.org.uk.)

 

London

SARC: The Havens, www.thehavens.co.uk kch-tr.mediateam@nhs.net

Rape Crisis: http://www.niaendingviolence.org.uk/ (info@niaendingviolence.org.uk )(East)/ http://www.solacewomensaid.org/ (info@solacewomensaid.org) (North) http://www.rasasc.org.uk/ (South)( info@rasasc.org.uk)/ http://www.wgn.org.uk/ (West) info@wgn.org.uk

 

Manchester

SARC: St Mary’s Centre, www.stmaryscentre.org

Rape Crisis: http://www.manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk/    
help@manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk

University: https://www.reportandsupport.manchester.ac.uk/support/university-policy

 

Merseyside

SARC: Safe Place, www.safeplacemerseyside.org.uk

Police: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/advice-and-protection/crimes-against-people/sexual-violence-exploitation/

Victim Care (Police/ Crime Stoppers): http://www.victimcaremerseyside.org/home/rape-and-sexual-assault.aspx

Rape Crisis: http://www.rapecentre.org.uk/ / http://www.rasamerseyside.org/ rasa@rasamerseyside.org westwirral@rasamerseyside.org birkenhead@rasamerseyside.org education@rasamerseyside.org

 

Norfolk

SARC: The Harbour Centre, www.theharbourcentre.co.uk (contact@theharbourcentre.co.uk)

NHS: http://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk/s_Matrix/Pages/rape-and-sexual-assault.htm / https://www.icash.nhs.uk/sex-and-relationships/sexual-assault

 

Northamptonshire

SARC: Serenity SARC, www.serenitynorthants.co.uk                           serenity@nhft.nhs.uk

Police: http://www.northants.police.uk/page/rape-and-sexual-assault

Rape Crisis: http://www.northamptonshirerapecrisis.co.uk/ (info@northamptonshirerapecrisis.co.uk)/ http://www.crasac.org.uk/ (Form)

 

Northumberland

SARC: REACH – The Rhona Cross Suite, www.reachcentres.co.uk

County Council: https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Protection/Violence.aspx

Police: https://www.northumbria.police.uk/advice_and_information/advice_for_victims_of_crime/reporting_rape_and_sexual_assault/

Rape Crisis: http://www.gracenrc.org.uk/ enquiries@rctn.org.uk

 

Nottinghamshire

SARC: Topaz Centre, www.topazcentre.org.uk notts.sarc@nhs.net

Police: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/rape

Council/ Commissioner/ NHS: https://nottssvss.org.uk/

Rape Crisis: https://nottssvss.org.uk/ (admin@nottssvss.org.uk)

 

Oxfordshire

SARC: Banbury GU Medical Clinic, www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk

Rape Crisis: https://oxfordrapecrisis.net/ (admin@osarcc.org.uk )/ http://www.osarcc.org.uk/

NHS: https://www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/sexual-assault/

 

Peterborough

SARC: https://www.theelmssarc.org/

NHS: http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/GTRT/rape-and-sexual-assault.htm  / https://www.icash.nhs.uk/sex-and-relationships/sexual-assault

Rape Crisis: http://www.peterboroughrapecrisis.org.uk/ support@cambridgerapecrisis.org.uk.

 

Shropshire

SARC: The Glade, http://www.theglade.org.uk/

Council: http://www.healthyshropshire.co.uk/topics/sexual-health/sexual-assault/

 

Somerset

SARC: The Bridge, https://www.thebridgecanhelp.org.uk/

Rape Crisis: http://www.sarsas.org.uk/   (info@sarsas.org.uk)

Police: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/advice/threats,-assault-and-hate-crime/rape-and-sexual-assault/

 

Staffordshire

SARC: Grange Park, https://www.staffordshireandstokeontrent.nhs.uk/Services/GrangePark.htm enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk

Police: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/2390/Rape-and-Serious-Sexual-Assault

Rape Crisis: http://www.savana.org.uk/ info@savana.org.uk

 

Suffolk

SARC: The Ferns, http://www.theferns-suffolk.org.uk/ contact@theferns-suffolk.org.uk

Police: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/assault-abuse-threats/rape

County Council: https://www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/advice-services/adults/sexual

NHS: https://www.icash.nhs.uk/sex-and-relationships/sexual-assault

 

Surrey

SARC: Solace Centre, https://www.surreysolace.org/

Police: https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-yourself-and-others/rape-sexual-abuse/

 

Sussex

SARC: The Saturn Centre, https://www.saturncentre.org/ sc-tr.saturncentre@nhs.net

Police: https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/support-for-victims/rape-and-sexual-assault/

NHS: https://www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/sexual-assault-rape/

University: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/wellbeing/safety/sexualassault

Rape Crisis: http://www.rcsas.org.uk/ (info@rcsas.org.uk )/ http://www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk/ (help@survivorsuk.org)

 

Warwickshire

SARC: The Blue Sky Centre, http://www.blueskycentre.org.uk/ geh-tr.theblueskycentre@nhs.net

Police: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/9894/Victim-of-rape-or-sexual-assault

County Council: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/sexualhealth

 

West Midlands

SARC: Horizon, http://www.horizonsarc.org.uk/ enquiries@horizonsarc.org.uk

Police: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/sexual-assault

 

Wiltshire

SARC: Swindon Sanctuary, https://www.survivorpathway.org.uk/services/new-swindon-sanctuary-sarc/

Police: https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/article/1134/Rape-and-sexual-assault

NHS: https://wiltshiresexualhealth.co.uk/

 

Worcestershire

SARC: The Glade, http://www.theglade.org.uk/

County Council: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20379/domestic_abuse_and_sexual_violence/885/domestic_abuse

University: https://www.worc.ac.uk/counselling/527.htm

Rape Crisis: http://www.wmrsasc.org.uk/ office@wmrsasc.org.uk

 

Yorkshire

SARC: South Yorkshire SARC, http://southyorkshiresarc.co.uk/

Police: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/staysafe

Police and Crime Commissioner: https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/campaigns/sexual-assaults.aspx contact@westyorkshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk

University: https://www.york.ac.uk/students/health/sexual-violence/

Rape Crisis: http://www.bsarcs.org.uk/ (info@bsarcs.org)/ http://www.krasacc.co.uk/ (Form) / http://www.supportafterrapeleeds.org.uk/ info@sarsvl.org.uk

US Support

 

National Level

 

US territories:

Guam

 

Virgin Islands:

  • Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council (DVSAC): info@vidvsac.org

 

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  • Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA): info@taasa.org.

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© 2020 by  Heather D. Flowe, PhD