The Emerald Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) which covers the whole of Bedfordshire including Luton. 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.

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

The Emerald Centre Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) offers free support and practical help to anyone in Bedfordshire or Luton who has experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence. Our service is completely confidential and you do not have to give any personal information in order to get help. If you would like to speak to someone we are available 24/7, or you can contact us via our website.

Telephone: 01234 842750


Out of hours number: 0330 223 0099

If something has happened to you within the last 7 days, then we would invite you to attend as soon as you can as we can help you decide if you would like evidence collected and ensure you have your healthcare needs met. This does not need to involve the police although we can contact them on your behalf if you would like their help.

If it has been over 7 days there are still many ways in which we are able to help you so please get in touch.

Depending on what your needs are we will either arrange a time which you can come to The Emerald Centre and meet with us or help you to make contact with other services that may be beneficial. We may ask you to come and see us quickly in some cases to make sure you receive important healthcare as a priority.

Click on the link below to download the leaflet.