Rape Crisis Scotland helpline: 08088 01 03 02

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately, we have had to take the very difficult decision to suspend referrals to our Edinburgh Adult Service that offers support for adult survivors across the City. With the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and because of our limited staff capacity, we cannot provide support to new referrals in a timely way.

We appreciate that waiting for our referral list to reopen can be difficult. Please see this link for alternative sources of support: List of alternative counselling services

We expect that our other services will face some level of disruption in the coming weeks, including the cancellation of appointments, restriction of opening hours and limiting of service provision. We will keep this page updated accordingly.

You can also contact the Rape Crisis Scotland national helpline on 0888 01 03 02 (open every day from 6pm until midnight) for support.

If you have experienced sexual assault in the past 7 days, please contact us on support@ercc.scot.


We offer free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. This includes, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.

We work to change attitudes about gender based violence and improve services for survivors. Our prevention project offers free sexual violence prevention education to 11–25 year olds in schools and other youth settings in Edinburgh City, East, Mid and West Lothian.




Information about who we support and the specialist trauma-informed support services that we offer.

Recent Rape


Practical information and advice if you have been recently raped or sexual assaulted – and the support we can offer you.

STAR People


Our STAR project offers confidential support to young people aged 12-18 who have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual bullying or circulating an intimate image without your consent.

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What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence takes many forms. It could be verbal, physical, emotional, happen online or offline, be perpetrated by someone you know or someone you don’t.

Do You Know

Prevention work with young people

Our prevention work with young people offers free sexual violence prevention education to 11–25 year olds in schools, youth groups and other youth settings in Edinburgh City, East, Mid and West Lothian.

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Get involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved with Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, through volunteering, fundraising or by becoming our Friend

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