Have you experienced a rape or sexual assault in the last 10 days?

It is your decision whether you want to report what has happened to you to the police or not. You can speak to any of the SARC team to explore your options and make an informed decision based on that discussion.

If you are considering reporting a rape or sexual assault which has just happened the more evidence you preserve, the greater the chance of conviction. It is always worth considering the following points:

If you are in any danger you should ring the police by dialing 999.

* The SARC staff can take urine and mouth samples which enables you to have a drink and to use the toilet without concern.

You can still report a rape or sexual assault at a later date, even if you have not done any of the above. If you do decide to report to the police a specialist trained police officer known as a SOLO (Sexual Offence Liaison Officer) will deal with you.

Even If you think you will not be reporting the offence there will be other factors you may wish to consider. Early contact with the SARC can ensure:

SARC Staff are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year: Tel 03333 44 8283