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Sexual assault

If you've been sexually assaulted there are services that can help. 

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If you have been raped or sexually assaulted we are often one of the first places people think of coming to for help. 

Following an assault there are some options for you to consider.

  • If you want to report it to the police it is a good idea to do that as soon as possible.
  • if you are not sure about reporting it to the police you can attend a SARC (details below) or please come to the clinic where we can provide a full range of support, advice, screening, vaccinations, PEPSE, and emergency contraception. 

We can also supply information about other agencies that you might like to consider contacting for ongoing support.  

Useful numbers and contacts

 

SARC - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Website:  Click here

Helpline: 0300 130 3036

 

Reading Trust House Sexual Abuse Centre

Website: Click here 

Helpline: 0779 156 7155 

You can choose to speak to either a male or female support worker. Trust House Reading can arrange this when you call. 

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)

Many specialist support agencies offer an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service to victims of rape and sexual assault.

An Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) is trained to look after your needs, and to ensure that you receive care and understanding. They will help you understand how the criminal justice process works, and will explain things to you, such as what will happen if you report to the police if you want to, and the importance of forensic DNA retrieval.

An ISVA is there to provide you with information only, and you are not expected to report any offence to the police unless you wish to do so.

Berkshire Women’s Aid

Website: Click here

Helpline: 0118 950 4003

 

Police:- 101 or 999 in an emergency.

 

 

Useful Contacts

The Florey
Sexual Health & Contraceptive Services
21a Craven Road
Reading
RG1 5LE

0118 322 7202

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