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Sexual Assault Referral Centres
- St Mary’s Centre
St. Mary’s Centre offers high quality, comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, counselling, and medical services to males and females in Greater Manchester who have experienced rape or sexual assault, and their supporters.
- The Lancashire SAFE Centre
The Lancashire SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) Centre provides forensic examinations, counselling and comprehensive support services for women, men and children of all ages who make a complaint of rape or sexual assault.
- Support After Rape & sexual Violence Leeds
A free support service for females and males aged 14 and over, offering counselling, emotional and practical support throughout West Yorkshire.
- The Havens (SARC)
The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
Healtcare Professional and Forensic Links
- Skills for Health
Healthcare Professionals Working In Police Custody Setting
- Care and Evidence
Promoting effective care for, and collection of best evidence from, people who have been sexually assaulted.
- International Council of Nursing
Advancing nursing and health world wide.
- The Nursing and Midwifery Council
The core function of the NMC is to establish standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nursing and midwifery and to ensure those standards are maintained, thereby safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public.
- The Royal College of Nursing
Representing nurses and nursing, promoting excellence in practice and shaping health policies.
- The International Association of Forensic Nurses
The international voice of forensic nursing.
- The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
The FFLM is a charity set up to develop and maintain the highest possible standards of competence and professional integrity in forensic and legal medicine.
- British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV – BASHH – was formed in 2003 through the merger of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (MSSVD) and the Association for Genitourinary Medicine (AGUM).
- The Society of Sexual Health Advisors
A professional organisation for Health Advisers working in departments of Genito-Urinary Medicine and Sexual Health.
- East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit
Established in 2001 and situated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the Forensic Pathology Unit combines high-class research covering many aspects of forensic medicine and science with a forensic pathology service provision to the East Midlands and many other national and international organisations.
- The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC regularly consult service users and carers, health and care professionals and other key stakeholders, to get their views on the work they do.
- College of Paramedics
The College of Paramedics is the recognised professional body for paramedics and the ambulance profession in the UK. The College represents its members in all matters affecting their clinical practice and supports them to achieve the highest standards of patient care.
Other Support Agencies
- Victim Support
Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime.
- Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit
CWASU, originally The Child Abuse Studies Unit, was established in 1987 by two full-time staff of the then Polytechnic of North London – Mary MacLeod and Esther Saraga.
- The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network is America’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
National Child Charity.
- The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Help for children and teenagers.
- Rape Crisis England and Wales
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides coordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.
Supporting people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals affected by trauma and abuse.
- The Calm Zone
A helpline for men under 25 years old.
- Brook Advisory
Free confidential sex advice and contraception for young people.
Call anonymously with information about a crime.
Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
- The Poppy Project
The POPPY Project was set up in 2003. It is funded by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform (reporting to the Ministry of Justice) to provide accommodation and support to women who have been trafficked into prostitution. It has 35-bed spaces in houses throughout London.
- Counselling Directory
This is a very informative, comprehensive guide to counselling as well as a search directory.
- Keeping Children Safe Online
This is a very informative and useful resource outlining how children can be kept safe while online.
Information on Rape and Sexual Offences
- Drug Watch
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
- Survivors UK
Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men.
- The Survivors Trust
Supporting specialist services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
- World Health Organisation
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system
- Keeping Children Safe Online
It’s important that we keep our children safe online. Thankfully, even though the internet can appear to resemble a lawless Wild West at times, there are a number of steps that we can take to do just this.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Self-Test
The PTSD Checklist for DSM-5, frequently referred to as the PCL-5, is a self-assessment to measure the presence and severity of PTSD symptoms.