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Useful links and numbers
Sexual assault referral centres outside London
Rape Crisis - England and Wales
Domestic violence helplines
The following helplines can offer you practical help and advice
including emergency refuge accommodation and safety planning and advice.
English National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808
Male Advice & Enquiry Line: 0808 801 0327
National charity helping people affected by crime. Provides free and
confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether
or not you report the crime.
0845 30 30 900
A London-based charity providing high quality housing and support
to vulnerable women. Eaves carry out research, advocacy and campaigning
to prevent all forms of violence against women.
020 7735 2062
Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence
against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic
and sexual violence services across the UK.
0808 2000 247
Rape Crisis groups exist across the UK and Ireland to provide services
for women and girls. They also provide information of support agencies
They are also on Facebook.
Supporting Male Survivors of abuse
0808 808 4321 (Thursday 8pm - 10pm)
Information, support and counselling for men and boys who have been
raped or sexually abused.
0845 122 1201 (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 7pm -10pm)
Women and Girls’ Network
A community-based organisation providing a comprehensive range of
therapeutic services, which facilitate healing and recovery from experiences
020 7610 4345
Search for your nearest health centre using NHS Direct:
0845 46 47
Criminal Injuries Compensation
If you have been raped or sexually assaulted you may be eligible for
Criminal Injuries Compensation. Usually the crime must have been reported
to the police, but it may be worth asking if you are eligible even
if the police were not involved. Information can be obtained by writing
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)
300 Bath Street
0800 358 3601
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
Information to help the victims of crime through the experience of
becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
For London: 020 7796 8000
The Home Office
The government department responsible for reducing and preventing
crime. Information on tackling and preventing crime, plus detail of
the help and support offered to victims of crime.
Metropolitan Police Project Sapphire
Project Sapphire specialises in investigating rape and sexual assault
cases and to provide victims with the support and care they need.
Criminal Justice System website: Support for victims in the
Victims’ Virtual Walkthrough on the Criminal Justice System
website, realistically guides you through the processes you’ll
encounter in the justice system. They start at the time you report
a crime, go through the police investigation, and court processes
and then sentencing.
It also provides information on the support available to anyone
coming into contact with the criminal justice system.
This support includes:
Support – this charity provides support and advice to anyone
who has been a victim of crime.
Witness Service – to support you during a court case.
Service – to help you deal with your legal problems.
Bureau – to advise you about suing the offender for damages.
of Women – free confidential legal advice to women in relation
to sexual violence and general criminal law.
To view the Sexual Offences Act legislation please visit:
See the Staying Safe section of this
site for more information and links