The Sexual Assault Referral Centre has 24hr access
A centre that aims to help people who have been sexually assaulted has officially opened in Plymouth.
It’s hoped that the facility will encourage more victims to come forward, Clara Ceballos Soriano has more.
The new Plymouth SARC is located at Hawthorne House, a safe location in Estover. Plymouth residents can access the full range of SARC services by calling 0300 3034626 or by using the quick online referral form.
Staff are specially trained to support anyone who experienced rape or sexual assault. This could have been recently or in the past. You will always be believed and treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
The Plymouth SARC provides support and services to males and females of any age.
The services we offer here include:
Crisis worker support for victims
Forensic medical facilities and examination
Sexual health and contraception information and referral services. Advice on sexual health in Plymouth.
Follow-up emotional and practical support from an independent advisor (ISVA)
Information about reporting to the police or sharing information anonymously
Information and referral to other support services in the area
Advice about personal safety
Referral to our counsellor
There are also Devon & Cornwall SARCs in Exeter and Truro.