Rape and Sexual Abuse Services and Helplines

Rape and sexual abuse helplines

For women

NHS Choices – Help after rape and sexual assault:

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

Sexual Abuse Referral Centres – Find a SARC:

https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Rape%20and%20sexual%20assault%20referral%20centres/LocationSearch/364

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.

NSPCC –

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/grooming/

Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours, every day)

UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The free helpline is for anyone, children or adults, concerned about a child at risk of abuse. The NSPCC also runs high profile campaigns for children’s rights, such as Full Stop and administers 180 regional teams and projects, and conducts research into child abuse and its effects.

Rape Crisis –

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/

Helpline: 0808 802 9999

National organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse.

See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.

Victim Support –

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/rape-and-sexual-assault

Supportline: 0808 168 9111

Services are confidential, free and available to anyone who’s been raped or sexually assaulted, now or in the past. They can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack. Their volunteers can visit you at home (if you want them 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 them on the phone, either at one of their local offices or at the national Victim Supportline.

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) –

National Helpline: 0808 802 9999

http://www.rasasc.org.uk/

National helpline for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, their families and friends. Provides emotional and practical support.

Women Against Rape –

http://www.womenagainstrape.net/

This is the joint website of Women Against Rape and Black Women’s Rape Action Project. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. They campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.

The Survivors Trust –

Helpline: 0808 801 0818

http://thesurvivorstrust.org/

Women’s Aid Federation –

National Domestic Violence Helpline (24hrs): 0808 2000 247

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. They work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.