The Emerald Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) which covers the whole of Bedfordshire, including Luton. It offers free, confidential support and practical help to anyone who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse. You do not have to provide any personal information in order to get help.

It is committed to providing a non-judgemental and sensitive service which meets the needs of victims of rape and sexual assault.  It works with partner agencies including health services, police and a huge range of support services to provide a comprehensive approach to support victims of sexual abuse.  It provides extensive services to people of all ages who have been raped or sexually assaulted and focuses on the needs of the individual.

The telephone number listed is staffed 9am – 9pm, Monday to Sunday. Out of hours number: 0330 223 0099


Geographical area service covers

Bedfordshire & Luton

Who is the service for?

Anyone who has experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence

Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral or via a professional

Risk level you support

Other relevant information