If you have experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse, our SARC
and ISVA services can support you.

We have support available, whether or not you
choose to report to the police.

Contact us by telephone: 01685 379 310
Email us: enquiries@newpathways.org.uk
Access our services:
Telephone us: 01685 379 310
Email us: enquiries@newpathways.org.uk
Access our services:

We can support you to make a decision on how to move forward.

SARC Crisis Support

What is a SARC?

A SARC is a Sexual Assault referral Centre. A SARC helps people who have been affected by rape or sexual assault.

One of our crisis workers will meet you at the SARC and discuss your options with you. If you spoke to the police first, they will call us to arrange for you to meet with a crisis worker at the SARC. If you do not want to speak to the police, you can refer yourself to us by calling 01685 379 310 or contacting us via our website for a call-back.

Our SARCs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

What is sexual violence?

ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advisors)

What is an ISVA?

Our ISVAs offer ongoing support. This can be different for each person, but can include:

  • Supporting you with court cases.
  • Speaking to others on your behalf and keeping you updated of any developments.
  • Supporting you with your emotional wellbeing, such as positive coping strategies and offering you a safe and confidential space where you can talk.

You can access our support, whether or not you choose to go to the police. Our ISVAs can offer advice about reporting or giving anonymous intelligence, or you have the choice to go directly into our counselling and wellbeing services.

Learn more about SARC & ISVA services here:

Resources and Helplines

Self-help and support

We know that trauma from sexual violence can be overwhelming. If you need support with managing nightmares, flashbacks or anxiety, we have resources created by one of our therapists.

If you are struggling or in crisis, you need immediate mental health support, or you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the CALL 24 Helpline on 0800 132 737.

Resources

If you have been affected by sexual violence, we are here for you.

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