Sexual violence

Cheshire East contributes to a commissioned service to support both adults and children of all ages who have been subject to sexual violence.

The commissioned support pathway offers forensic and medical care through St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) and emotional, psychological and practical support through the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC). These two services work together to support you (and your children) in the best way possible. 

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre provide the following community based services:

  • Information Line
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors
  • Specialist Counselling
  • Services for Children: Sexual abuse is when a child or young person is forced or coerced into taking part in any kind of sexual activity with an adult or another young person. It can happen to anyone of any age or gender. RASASC provide advisory and therapeutic support services for children and their parents or carers.

If you have recently been raped or sexually assaulted, please contact St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515 or phone the Police on 999.

You do not have to report to the Police in order to get help. If you want to talk to someone please ring the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) on 01260 697900 or 0330 363 0063.

You can also visit the Rape centre website or email the Rape centre for advice. Information is also available on the SARC Website.

There is more information on services in this Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre leaflet (PDF, 1.5MB) (Unfortunately this leaflet is not accessible to visitors using assistive technology. If you are unable to access it, please refer to RASASC for support.) 

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