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Sexual violence

If you have been recently raped


If this has just happened to you, you might be experiencing lots of different feelings. Many people feel scared, numb, shocked, confused, or angry. There is no right or wrong way to feel or to be.


If something has just happened to you, you might want to:


However you're feeling, try to remember this isn't your fault and you're not alone.


If you don't feel like telling a friend or family member yet, talk to us at SERICC, or call the National Rape Crisis line 0808 802 9999 which is open from 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm, and from 7.00 pm to  9.30 pm every day.


If you're in danger or need urgent medical attention, you can call 999 to speak to the police or ask for an ambulance, or go straight to your nearest Accident & Emergency (A&E) department.


Oakwood Place SARC offers a service for adults and children in Essex, who have experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse.  Clients can access Oakwood Place via the Police and other professionals, as well as via the self-referral pathway (booking an appointment at the SARC, without police involvement).

At the SARC, individuals will be offered  support and guidance, a medical assessment/treatment, a forensic examination, and the opportunity of aftercare referrals for support services. 

The SARC will offer you support, healthcare, and aftercare advice if:

They should also be able to offer you a forensic medical examination if:

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