Rape Crisis Scotland helpline: 08088 01 03 02

Who We Support And Our Services

We respect the courage and strength it takes to speak out about your experience whether it has been a recent assault or it happened a long time ago. When you contact us we will offer you a face-to-face support session. You can use this time in any way you choose, and we can talk through what support we offer. 

Our specialist trauma-informed support services are open to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12 – 18 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives, by abusers of any gender. This includes rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.

We also provide support to family, friends and partners and agency workers who are in a supportive role.

We will listen, believe and support young people (aged 12 -18) and women and all members of the trans community of any age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity (and non-binary people), religious and cultural background.

If English is not you your first language we can arrange for an interpreter. If you are Deaf or hard of hearing we can provide support via email. We can also arrange for a British Sign Language or signed English interpreter. There are two steps to our building and we have a portable ramp to facilitate wheelchair access available by request.

LGBTI

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people may may experience negative attitudes in society and prejudice, and have concerns about public revelation of their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status. All our support workers have been fully trained to be sensitive and respectful through awareness raising training from the Scottish Transgender Alliance. Trans men and non-binary people will be provided with specially tailored individual services with respect to their identities. Trans women will be provided with the same quality of individual and group support as other women.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All our support services are free and we offer appointments on weekdays up to 7pm. What you tell us remains confidential within our support team. We will not tell anyone that you have contacted us, unless you want us to. However, there are some circumstances when we are required by law to share information (please see our safeguarding page for further information).

Women only spaces

We offer women only spaces in our centre on Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm, Wednesdays 12.30pm – 4pm, Fridays 9am – 12.30pm and 4pm – 7pm. The rest of the week we offer appointments to people of all genders.

OUR SUPPORT SERVICES

>> Recent rape or sexual assault

>> STAR project for young survivors aged 12 – 18

>> Long-term support

>> Advocacy service

>> Email support

>> Outreach in East Lothian and Midlothian

>> Group support

>> Alcohol counselling

>> Family, friends and partners

 

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