SUPPORT TO REPORT
Have you been raped or think you may have been raped, at any time in your life? If you are considering speaking to the police you can have support from an advocacy support worker from the Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow. For more information please contact:
Support to Report
Freephone: 08088 00 00 34
The Support to Report project is available in the Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire areas.
For more information or support you can contact the Rape Crisis Centre helpline:
Rape Crisis Centre Helpline
Freephone: 08088 00 00 14
Open 7 days a week between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm and Monday to Thursday between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
DROP IN TO THE RAPE CRISIS CENTRE
The Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow has a weekly drop-in each Wednesday between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm and again on Wednesday evenings between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. You can find us at:
Rape Crisis Centre
30 Bell Street
EMAIL SUPPORT FROM RAPE CRISIS
If you prefer to email us, you can contact the Rape Crisis Centre at our dedicated support email address:
Women and girls of all ages and backgrounds experience rape and sexual assault, and it can happen at any time in their lives. Because this is usually perpetrated by men they know, women and girls often don’t report due to fear, shame or the feeling that they will be blamed or not believed.
Throughout the lifetime of Rape Crisis we have had one fundamental aim - to provide a free and confidential support service to women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse.Studies have shown that one in two young women will experience some kind of unwanted sexual contact before they reach the age of eighteen. This can range from flashing to rape and all of these experiences can have a lasting effect on the woman.
As women feel more able to speak out about their experiences, the demand for justice for women increases. Over the past twenty years there have been a number of changes in legislation that reflect the seriousness of this crime.
But it's not just young women who have experiences of rape or sexual assault. It can happen to women and girls of all ages. Our figures at rape crisis show that around 24.13% of women will ever make a report to the police.
Since 1976 the Rape Crisis Centre has been providing free and confidential support to women and girls who have been raped, sexually assaulted or sexually abused, no matter when this has happened in their lives. We support women whether or not they have reported the incident to the police.
This can be because attitudes about rape and sexual assault often blame women and excuse the rapist and this can silence women.We are based in Glasgow but also offer services to women in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and we work in partnership with service providers in Inverclyde. We have outreach services in the south side of Glasgow and in east and west Dunbartonshire.
Our services include telephone support, face to face support, letter and email support, groupwork and links to complimentary therapies.We have also developed a range of information booklets and leaflets covering issues such as Child Sexual Abuse, Self Harming, Ritual Abuse, Stalking and have a separate booklet on Legal Issues which gives information on procedures around going to court.
All of our publications are free to women survivors of sexual violence, their partners, family members or friends.