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There is a booklet “From Report to Court” which is a publication from Rights of Women. It provides information and support to people who have experienced sexual violence as well as those who support them. It explains the law relating to sexual offences as well as different stages of the legal process and the obligations of the different agencies in the criminal justice system.

Rights of Women provide free and confidential advice to women on issues including sexual offences, reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system, the rights of victims, witnesses and defendants and criminal injuries compensation.

Legal

Anonymous Intelligence (without direct police involvement). If you decide you just want to give details of the incident to someone; the SARC can take these details and pass them on anonymously to the police. This may help with future prevention of attacks.

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Report

Deciding whether or not to report a rape to the police is a very difficult decision and unfortunately one which needs to be made as soon as possible. There are many points of view about whether or not to report – whichever decision you make, no one should make you feel guilty.

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SARC

Sexual Abuse Referral Centres are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They aim to be a one-stop service, providing: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape and, in some locations, sexual health services.

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To find out more visit

www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

or call 020 7251 6575