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Find a SARC

Find a SARC

SARCs are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They aim to be one-stop service, providing the following under one roof: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape and, in some locations, sexual health services. Medical Services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.


NHS Choices – Help after rape and sexual assault

Help after rape and sexual assault

Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don’t be afraid to get help.


LGBTQ

Pandora’s Project

https://pandys.org/lgbtsurvivors.html

Support and resources for LGBT survivors of rape and sexual abuse


Galop

https://www.galop.org.uk/sexual-abuse/

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence, however or whenever it happened


CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

NSPCC

0808 800 5000

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.


Childline

0800 1111

https://www.childline.org.uk/

if you are under 18, Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help


WOMEN

Rape Crisis

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)

rapecrisis.org.uk

National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. Many Rape Crisis Centres provide support services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence, as a child and/or as an adult. Rape Crisis Centres that do not provide services for men or boys will be able to give you information about relevant support organisations. See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.


The Survivors Trust

0808 801 0818

www.thesurvivorstrust.org

Umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse


Victim Support

0808 168 9111

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Support for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police


Southall Black Sisters

0208 571 0800

http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk

Southall Black Sisters provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to women and children experiencing domestic and other forms of gender-related violence. Our holistic services are aimed at helping all women escape violence and abuse and to this end we address a range of inter related problems such as:

  • Rape and sexual abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Honour crimes
  • Sexual harassment
  • Dowry related abuse
  • Matrimonial issues
  • Child residence and contact
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigration and asylum
  • Suicide, self harm, mental health and depression
  • Policing and crime
  • Racism

We can advise you in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Urdu and arrange interpretation in Somali and other languages. We mainly support women from West London although we will take enquiries from across the UK and if necessary refer to relevant local agencies.


Muslim Women’s Helpline

0800 999 5786

text 07415 206 936 (will respond during operating hours)

www.mwnhelpline.co.uk

Mainly oriented towards helping Muslim women, but culturally sensitive helpline will support men and women of any faith


MEN

Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support

survivorsuk.org

If you have been subjected to male rape or sexual abuse, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Survivors UK we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step. Anxiety and fear are among the most common emotions experienced by the abused. But these feelings do become easier and people can, and do, successfully go on to explore their past and its links with today in making sense of recurring problems. We offer emotional support by our Chat Service and SMS and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction


Rape Crisis

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)

rapecrisis.org.uk

National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. Many Rape Crisis Centres provide support services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence, as a child and/or as an adult. Rape Crisis Centres that do not provide services for men or boys will be able to give you information about relevant support organisations. See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.


Victim Support

Supportline: 0808 168 9111

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/sites/default/files/05%20Rape%20and%20sexual%20assault_Men%20leaflet_0.pdf

Our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who’s been raped or sexually assaulted, now or in the past. We can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack. Our volunteers can visit you at home (if you want us to, and if doing so will not put you at further risk) or somewhere else if you prefer. If you don’t want to see anyone face-to-face, you can also talk to us on the ‘phone, either at one of our local offices or at the national Victim Supportline.


INTERNATIONAL HELP


Rape Crisis Network Europe

rcne.com

RCNE is the network of European rape crisis centres. We aim to make sure that anyone who experiences sexual violence can get the help they need. We are active in influencing policy, standards and legislation through European governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

All member centres share a ‘survivor-centred’ and anti-discriminatory approach.


Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Rape & Sexual Assault Abroad – A Guide

Foreign and Commonwealth Office – rape and sexual assault abroad

Advice on what you should do if you are sexually assaulted whilst abroad, including how the local Embassy can help.


MENTAL HEALTH HELP

MIND

https://www.mind.org.uk/


Young Minds and Young Minds Crisis Messenger

https://youngminds.org.uk/