Rape Crisis

Want to talk? | Rape Crisis England & Wales

If something sexual happened to you without your consent – or you’re not sure – you can talk to us. No matter when it happened.

Our 24/7 Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year:

πŸ“ž Call free on 0808 500 2222

πŸ’¬Β Visit the websiteΒ to start a free online chat

We are a service for anyone aged 16+ in England and Wales who has been affected by rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment or any other form of sexual violence – at any point in their life.

This includes people who have experienced sexual violence or abuse themselves, as well as their friends, family or anyone else who is trying to support them.

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is committed to protecting all personal information that we hold and making every effort to ensure that it is processed in a fair, open and transparent manner. To see the full Privacy statement for the 24hour Helpline please go to Privacy statement | 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line (247sexualabusesupport.org.uk)

We take your privacy really seriously and won’t tell anyone else what you say to us unless:

  • We believe that a child or adult at risk of harm is in danger (either you or another person that you have told us about).
  • A court has told us that we have to.
  • You give the police permission to request any information that we have about you. They might want to do this if you report what happened to you to the police. However, it’s really important to know that you don’t have to give them your permission to do this. It’s completely your choice.

Please know that we make decisions about sharing information really carefully. We understand how important privacy is for many people who contact us and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible when talking to us.

❓ Adults at risk of harm are people over the age of 18 who have extra health or care needs that mean they can’t always protect themselves.

One of our specialist operators, all of whom are women. All of our operators understand how complex sexual violence, abuse and harassment can be. And they also understand that everyone’s experiences and feelings are different.

They will listen to you and believe you, and they will never, ever judge.


Call free 24 hours a day 0808 500 2222