The following services may be available for you:

  • Emotional support and advice
  • STI testing and management
  • HIV risk assessment and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEPSE)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Emergency contraception and ongoing contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pregnancy advice

We do NOT perform forensic examinations to collect evidence following a sexual assault but we can help to organise this for you at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (www.solacesarc.org.uk) and/or we can support you with reporting to the police if you wish to do so.

If you have been sexually assaulted within the last 7 days and are considering having a forensic examination to collect evidence, it is best to avoid washing and brushing teeth or drinking hot or fizzy drinks as these activities may destroy DNA evidence. Try to keep all the clothes, underwear and sanitary wear you were wearing at the time and since the assault.

If you report a sexual assault to the police and you attend our services, there is a possibility that the police may request a copy of the notes from your visit as part of the process of gathering evidence.