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Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC)

If you have recently been raped or sexually assaulted you may want to consider getting medical help as soon as possible because of the risk of pregnancy and STIs. There are special facilities called SARCs where you can receive the support you may need.

In a SARC you will be supported by a crisis worker and given the opportunity to see a forensic medical examiner. You will also be given support to report what has happened to you to the police, if this is what you want to do. There is also specialist help and advice available from an advocate who can offer support and will stay with you throughout the process.

You can find out more about what a SARC is and the support you will receive in the NHS Wales Executive video below:

You can find your nearest SARC in Wales by calling the Live Fear Free Helpline

Live Fear Free Helpline

Get in touch with Live Fear Free advisors free of charge by phone, online chat, text or email.

Live Fear Free can provide help and advice to:

  • anyone experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence;
  • anyone who knows someone who needs help. For example, a friend, family member or colleague;
  • practitioners seeking professional advice.

All conversations with Live Fear Free are confidential and are taken by staff that are highly experienced and fully trained.

Call: 0808 80 10 800

Calls are welcomed in Welsh. Available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Click here for more information about the Live Fear Free helpline (opens in new tab)

Text: 07860077333

Available 24 hours a day seven days a week. 

Click here for more information about the Live Fear Free text service (opens in new tab)

Email: info@livefearfreehelpline.wales

Available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Click here for more information about the Live Fear Free email service (opens in new tab)

Click here to visit the Live Fear Free page on the Welsh Government website (opens in new tab).

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