Whether or not you want to go to the police to report rape or sexual abuse can be a difficult decision to make. We have used this section to include helpful information about the process of reporting to the police to help you make the choice that is best for you.

It is important to remember that whatever you decide to do, it should be your decision and you shouldn’t feel pressured either way. If you have any questions about reporting rape or sexual abuse that have not been answered here, you can call us on 01872 262100 or email us on help@crasac.co.uk. Our offices are open Mondays and Tuesdays from 8.30am till 5.15pm.


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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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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The booklet “From Report to Court” 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.

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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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