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Rape and sexual assault: support

Last updated: 7 August 2017

Support for female victims

Rape and sexual assault are particularly distressing crimes and the effects can last for a long time. There are a number of organisations that can help make sure you:

  • are safe
  • get any medical attention you need
  • have emotional support
  • understand the legal process if you decide to go to the police

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Archway)
Phone: 0141 211 8175
Offers forensic examinations, testing for infections and emotional support. It can also store forensic samples to give you time to decide if you want to involve the police. This service is for anyone over 13 who has been raped or sexually assaulted in Greater Glasgow in the last 7 days.

Rape Crisis Scotland
Phone: National Helpline on 08088 01 03 02 (6pm to midnight, 7 days a week)
Provides a rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence. They can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for ongoing support.

Victim Support Scotland
Phone: 0345 603 9213 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm)
Provides information and support for victims of crime.

National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Phone: 0800 027 1234 (24 hour line)
Provides confidential information and support to anyone affected by domestic abuse.

Scottish Women's Aid
Phone: 0131 226 6606
Provides advice, support and safe accommodation for women (and their children) who have been abused by their partner or ex-partner. They can recommend local groups.

Eighteen and Under
Phone: 0800 731 40 80 (weekdays 9am to 5pm)
Confidential support and information for anyone under the age of 18 who has experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse.

Scottish Women's Rights Centre
Helpline for across Scotland: 08088 010 789 (Every Wednesday, 1.30pm to 4.30pm)
Book an appointment in Glasgow: 0141 552 3201
Book an appointment in Hamilton: 01698 527 003
Free legal help for women affected by violence, such as rape, domestic abuse, stalking, forced marriage and human trafficking. Phone the helpline or book an appointment for one of the surgeries in Glasgow or Hamilton.

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