Rape Crisis UK

Rape Crisis is a national charity and umbrella body representing a network of 41 specialist member Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. Rape Crisis Centres are women-led and offer women only spaces.

They provide independent, specialist and confidential support, advocacy, counselling and information to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence, and promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse, to improve services and to work towards the elimination of sexual abuse.   

They raise awareness and understanding of sexual abuse in the wider community and with local, regional and national governments. Rape Crisis are women-led and offer support, advocacy, counselling and information in a women-only safe place.

They offer a live chat helpline option – details of opening hours can be accessed here.

Geographical area service covers

National with Local Centres

Who is the service for?

All those who have experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any kind of sexual violence

Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral

Risk level you support

Other relevant information