Help and advice about rape and sexual assault

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What is rape or sexual assault?

Rape or sexual assault is any behaviour perceived to be of a sexual nature which is unwanted and takes place without consent or understanding.

Where can I get help?

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, then there is help and advice available.

The Portal is a partnership of RISE, CRI and Survivors Network, three leading Sussex abuse charities with over 60 years’ experience, and a proven track record

The Portal provides a single point of access and helps victim/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse to find advice and support in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Information is also available to family and friends.

Anyone affected by domestic or sexual abuse or violence can visit the website www.theportal.org.uk and find to find out more about the help, advice and support available.   

Alternatively call The Portal Freephone number 0300 323 9985 or email info@theportal.org.uk.

Professionals can also contact The Portal for advice and information, as well as to make a referral. ‘Guidance for Professionals’ and ‘The Portal Referral Form’ are available at theportal.org.uk/form/

 

You can contact the Sexual Assault Referral Centre called the Saturn Centre which is a safe location where victims of sexual assault receive medical care and counselling quickly and sympathetically.

Phone: 01293 600469 Available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and provides out of hours emergency service.
Website: www.saturncentre.org


How to report report rape or sexual assault

In an emergency call the police on 999. You can also use 101 to give information to the police or make an enquiry.

 
Pass on information about a crime anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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