Under 18

You can contact us for advice 24 hours a day or refer yourself to our services over the phone or online. It’s really important to us that you are supported and feel safe.

  • Call SARC Teesside on 03333 44 8283 or complete a secure online self-referral.
  • You can speak to any of the SARC team to explore your options and make an informed decision based on that discussion.
  • If you have made an online self-referral, a SARC Support Coordinator will call you back at a time that is good for you.
  • A doctor or nurse might be arranged to examine you to ensure that your physical and sexual health needs are looked after, this may include emergency contraception.
  • You can have an examination even if you have already washed, although there will be more DNA evidence on your body if you feel able to wait until after an examination.
  • We will offer you practical ongoing support from an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) who is experienced in working with young people.
  • Specialist counselling services can help you to explore your feelings within a comfortable and safe environment. 
  • You can call the police on 101 or 999 or our SARC Support Coordinators can support you do that here at the SARC.

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

How we’re funded

SARC Teesside is jointly commissioned by NHS England and the Police Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

Charitable donations also help support our work.

They were lovely and made me feel comfortable. Out of hours staff were lovely as well. Talked to me and made me feel at ease and safe

Female, 18, Medical Examination, Police Interview

Brilliant, could not of got through this tough time without all the help from staff. Thank you for everything

Male, 20, Support Session

The staff are really helpful and lovely they could not have done more

Female, 35, Police Interview

Excellent, very supportive, listened and gave good advice. A massive thank you to the staff for being so supportive with my daughter and myself at this traumatic time for her. You do an excellent job.

Female, 47, Medical Examination, Police Interview
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