Rape Crisis

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About Organisation

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Rape Crisis England & Wales is the charity working to end sexual violence and abuse. We provide specialist information and support to all those affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and all other forms of sexual violence and abuse in England and Wales. We also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.

We exist to improve services and promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence. We also work towards the elimination of sexual violence and abuse, raising awareness in the wider community and with government.

We currently have 39 Rape Crisis Centres. Rape Crisis Centres provide frontline specialist, independent and confidential services for women and girls of all ages who've experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. Rape Crisis Centres are women-led and offer a range of services in women-only safe space. Over half our members also provide separate space and services for male sexual violence survivors.

What services do we offer?


Most Rape Crisis centres offer free one-to-one counselling to women who have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and other types of sexual violence. Some also provide counselling for young women, girls, men and boys.


Many Rape Crisis centres provide specialist services for people who want to, or are thinking about, reporting to the police. These specialist staff are called advocacy workers or ISVAs.


Rape Crisis England & Wales runs a national helpline that provides one-off emotional support for all victims and survivors aged 16+. The phone service is open 24/7, every day of the year, while the webchat service has more limited opening times. Some of our member centres also offer helplines that provide anonymous, confidential emotional support by phone, email or webchat.

Other services

Many of our centres also provide different types of support and therapy. This could include art therapy, mindfulness or emotional support. These might take place in one-to-one sessions or in a group.

For more information, please visit our website.

Rape Crisis
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