01592 642336Rape Crisis helpline 08088 01 03 02 daily 5pm-12am

Self Referral is here in Fife

Leaflet on SARCS

Monday 4th April was a momentous day for anyone in Fife who has experienced rape or sexual assault, it is now possible to self refer for a forensic examination without having to first report to the police or other healthcare professional to access a Sexual Assault Response Co-ordination Service (SARCS). SARCS will keep this evidence for a period of 26 months, in case people want to tell the police at a later date.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted within the last 7 days you can access a forensic examination by calling 800 148 88 88. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles and further information is available here www.nhsinform.scot/sarcs

Here at FRASAC we can also help you to access this service and provide support, guidance and advice with the Criminal Justice system, please do call us on 01592 642336 if you need support during office hours. We can also provide free, confidential longer term support should you need it. The Rape Crisis Helpline is also available every day between the hours of 5pm and midnight and can also provide information on self referral, they can be reached on 08088 01 03 02.

We’re delighted that self referral is finally here, it will provide survivors with time to consider their own physical and emotional health and wellbeing and get the support they need for without the pressure of having to report to the police within a very short timescale.

Further information on self referral can be found here.

Do reach out to FRASAC or Rape Crisis Scotland if you need support with self referral, we are here for you we believe you.