Immediate Help

Are you in danger?

If you or someone else is at immediate risk of harm call 999. A silent call will work if it is not safe to speak – call 999 and then press 55 when prompted.

If you can’t use a voice phone, you can register with the Police Text Service – Text REGISTER to 999. You will get a text which tells you what to do next. Do this when it’s safe so you can text when you are in danger.

The Bridgeway – Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)– Penrith, Cumbria – 0808 118 6432 – open 24/7

SAFE Centre Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) – Preston, Lancashire – 01772 523344 – open 24/7

National Domestic Abuse 24 hour Helpline Freephone – 0808 2000 247 or get online support.

National Rape Crisis Helpline 0808 802 9999 12.00pm – 2:30pm and 7.00pm – 9:30pm every day or get online support.

Respect Men’s Advice Line – Support for male victims of domestic abuse – 0808 8010327

NAPAC | Supporting Recovery From Childhood Abuse – 0808 801 0331 (10am-9pm Mon- Thurs, 10am – 6pm Fri)

Rape or sexual assault can happen to anyone of any gender, age or background. The perpetrator is often someone you know such as a relative or partner, but it can also be a stranger or an acquaintance. It is important for you to remember that there is no such thing as an uncontrollable sexual urge: you are NOT responsible for someone else’s actions.