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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger or in need of urgent protection, call the police on 999. For short or long-term emotional support, advocacy, counselling, advice or refuge in the UK, please see a couple of the services available below:
1. Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Contact a local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), or one of the Havens in London, for immediate medical and emotional support after rape or assault. Visit The Survivor Trust for more information. For Support, Advice and Info call 0808 801 0818.
2. Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis Centres provide counselling, advocacy and many other support services for women who have experienced rape and sexual abuse at any time in their lives. The Rape Crisis national helpline supports victims/survivors or those supporting them every day of the year 12 noon – 2.30pm and 7pm – 9.30pm on 0808 802 9999. Local Rape Crisis support centres can be found via the Rape Crisis website.
Rights of Women
Specialist support for black and ethnic minority women
Call the Southall Black Sisters helpline on 020 8571 0800 (open Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm)
Legal advice for women experiencing violence
Rights of Women provides free and confidential legal advice covering family law, criminal law and immigration & asylum law. Details of its advice lines can be found on the Rights of Women website.