Rape Crisis is a registered charity and is the underpinning organisation for the Rape Crisis Centres. The Rape Crisis centres provide vital crisis and specialised long term counselling for anybody who has experienced any form of sexual violence either in the past or recently. The Rape Crisis centres are independent of government and the Criminal Justice System.
The national free phone helpline for Rape Crisis is 0808 802 9999
There are three Rape Crisis Centres covering South Yorkshire and a Sexual Assualt Referral Centre that covers the whole of South Yorkshire:
- Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (SRASACS)- 01142447936
- Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (DRASACS) - 01302360421
- Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS) - 01226 320140. You can also send an anonymous text on Monday's 10-12pm and Thursday's 2.30-4pm to 07786 209070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) - 01709 427327. The SARC provides a confidential service to men, women and children living in the South Yorkshire area who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this happened recently or in the past.
Rotherham does not have a Rape Crisis Centre but does offer a Women’s Counselling Service. The Contact helpline is 01709 835482