If you’ve been the victim of rape or sexual assault, please report it as soon as possible. Even if you’re not 100% sure, we’d sooner hear from you so that we can make sure you’re safe. If you’re not ready to talk to the police just yet, that’s OK. Below you can find a range of places to get support, advice and medical help.

The Havens

Havens are specialist centres across London where victims of rape and serious sexual assault can get support and advice. Even if you’re not ready to talk to the police, the Havens can provide you with medical help and advice about your options in confidence. Find out more at thehavens.org.uk.

My Decision

Mydecision.co.uk has answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about rape and sexual assault. Whether you’re a victim of sexual assault, know someone who has been, explore the site to get help and advice in confidence.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) work with people who have experienced sexual violence to get then access to the services they need. They provide impartial advice on all the options available such as reporting to police, the criminal justice process, accessing Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs), seeking support from specialist sexual violence organisations and other services such as housing or benefits.

Victim Support

Victim Support is a national charity dedicated to helping anyone affected by crime – not just victims and witnesses, but friends, family and anyone else caught up in the aftermath.

Visit victimsupport.org.uk to find out more.

Other useful links

The charities, groups and organisations below can also provide specialist information and support.

Rape Crisis
A national charity offering confidential help, advice and a range of Rape Crisis Centres around the UK.

Galop
A national charity providing advice and support to members of the LGBT community.

Survivors UK 
A national charity supporting men who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Crimestoppers
A national charity with a free helpline for reporting crime anonymously.