Swindon & Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
The Swindon & Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre is the first point of contact for people who have experienced rape and serious sexual assault.
It is a service provided by First Light, delivered by team of experienced crisis workers. The SARC is a safe place where we provide confidential practical and emotional support to anyone impacted by rape and serious sexual assault.
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At the SARC we offer the right support at the right time, this can include:
- Emergency contraception
- Pregnancy testing
- Crisis support from our specially trained team
- A risk and needs assessment and safety planning
- Sexual health advice
- A forensic medical examination
- Comfortable clothing (if yours have been taken for evidence)
- Toiletries and an opportunity to shower
- Space and time for you to decide what happens next.
We are based here:
Swindon & Wiltshire SARC
Anybody can make a secure online referral to us. Please note, however, that online referrals are only reviewed during working hours and not during weekends or public holidays. If you are making a referral to Swindon and Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), we strongly recommend making your referral by telephone to 01793 781916. This is to ensure that you are offered timely advice and support.
If you are in danger, please dial 999 immediately or 101 in a non-emergency. If you ring 999 but can’t talk, make sure the Police know you are there by coughing or tapping the handset, or by dialling 55.