More than 7 days ago

I want to report to the police.

Call 101 or 999. A specially trained officer will speak to you about what has happened and will arrange for an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) to support and guide you through the prosecution process. Sexual assault is traumatic and it can sometimes take a while until you feel able to talk about it. Even if the assault happened a long time ago, you can still report it.

I don’t want to report to the police.

Call us on 0300 3034626 or fill out a quick referral form. One of our specially trained staff will talk to you about what to do next and how we can help. You can also access counselling, support and guidance from Rape Crisis if you are female or Safeline if you are male.

How we can help.

  • Our friendly staff can explain what to do next and offer you support and guidance.
  • We can provide you with emergency contraception.
  • We can arrange for a sexual health check up.
  • We can arrange for an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) to support you with the police investigation.
  • We can also provide emotional support including counselling.

Why is 7 days important?

7 days is usually the longest time that forensic evidence can reliably survive. After this time, we can still help you with sexual health care, counselling, advice and support but we can no longer gather forensic evidence.