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Reporting Rape

Self Referrals

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Herts SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) provides help and support to men, women and young people living in the Hertfordshire area, who have experienced rape or sexual assault.


Its services include a comprehensive forensic and aftercare service, delivered by healthcare professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising and supporting victims. 


The team includes specially trained Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs), who will support those who have been assaulted and liaise with other agencies and support services where appropriate and guide those people through the police process.

Individuals can contact Herts SARC direct using this 24/7 free phone helpline number: 

Telephone  0808 178 4448

Victims who contact the SARC direct will be given all necessary advice and support. All available options will be outlined to the victim, including whether to refer the incident to the police. 


Useful Telephone Numbers


Herts SARC:


Telephone 0808 178 4448




National Domestic Violence Helpline:


Telephone 0808 2000 247


Free Legal Advice for Domestic Violence Victims:


Telephone 08709 220704


Rape Crisis Hertfordshire:


Telephone 01707 276512


Rape Crisis Watford:


Telephone 0845 3011165


Victim Support:


Telephone 0845 30 30 900


Survivors UK (for men):


Telephone 0845 122 1201


Police (Non-Emergency Number):


Telephone 101


In an Emergency, Always Dial:


Telephone 999