There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including though not limited to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within relationships, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and sexual exploitation.
We understand that getting help can be difficult. If you are worried about abuse happening to you or someone else, you could contact one of the services listed below
Click here to find your nearest Sexual Assault Referral Centre
- Police Emergency telephone 999
- Police Non-Emergency telephone 101
Rape Crisis Centres provide frontline specialist, independent and confidential services for women and girls of all ages who’ve experienced any form of sexual violence. Visit
https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/ for more information or call 0808 802 9999
- England & Wales: Call the national helpline on 0808 802 9999 or visit rapecrisis.org.uk
- Scotland: Call the helpline on 08088 01 03 02 or visit rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
- Northern Ireland Call the helpline 0800 0246 991 on or visit rapecrisisni.org.uk
The Survivors Trust: Supporting Survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse
135 member agencies provide support for all survivors of rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse. For details of support services in your area call 0808 801 0818 or visit www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Male Survivors Partnership
Signals national and local support services for male victims/survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation. Call the helpline on 0808 800 5005 or visit www.malesurvivor.co.uk.
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline
24/7 confidential helpline. Call 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk or www.womensaid.org.uk for more information.
If you are a child or young person under 19 years who needs support or is facing problems or dangers, call Childline on 0800 1111
If you are an adult who has concerns about a child, call the national helpline on 0800 800 5000
There to give young people a voice when no one else is listening. This service is for anyone under 19 years. Trained counsellors are there to support you and are available any time, day or night. Visit https://www.childline.org.uk for more information or call 0800 1111.
Napac (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
The damage caused by child abuse doesn’t always end in childhood. Napac offers support to adult survivors, friends and family. Call the support line on 0808 801 0331 or visit www.napac.org.uk
Dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Samaritans offer support 24/7. Whatever support you need, call them free any time, from any phone, on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.uk
Talk to Frank
Sign posts local support for individuals affected by drugs. Call the national helpline on 0300 123 6600 or visit www.talktofrank.com
Sign posts local support for individuals and families affected by alcohol. Call the national alcoholics anonymous 24/7 helpline on 0800 9177 650 or visit www. alcoholchange.org.uk
If you are concerned about hurting another person, there are organisations to help you:
- StopSO https://stopso.org.uk/for-clients/
- Stop It Now! visit https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/concerned-about-your-own-thoughts-or-behaviour.htm or call 0808 100 900