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Victim of rape or sexual assault

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are dedicated to helping anyone who may have been a victim of rape or sexual assault. We understand that reporting a rape or sexual assault is often an extremely difficult thing to do but our first priority is your safety and security so please get in touch and let us help.

Rape and sexual violence

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police treat all reports of rape and sexual assault very seriously. We are dedicated to helping anyone - male or female and whatever your circumstances - who may have been a victim of these crimes. Please get in touch and let us help.

We understand that reporting a rape or sexual assault is often an extremely difficult thing to do but our first priority is your safety and security. This is why we have a team of specially trained officers who can help and support victims throughout the entire process. These officers will investigate offences in a discreet and professional manner offering help, support and guidance.

You will be supported from the time of reporting right through to the conclusion of an investigation.

How to report a rape or sexual assault

  • If you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault, you can report it yourself or it can be reported by a third party (a friend or relative for example)
  • Dial 999 if the incident has just taken place or if you are in immediate danger
  • Alternatively, call your local police on 101 or go to your nearest police station

If you do not feel comfortable speaking to officers, you can contact a referral centre which specialises in helping victims of rape and sexual assault - including medical care and counselling.

Medical Examination

If a medical examination is necessary; it will be carried out sensitively at the specialist centre.

The examination is conducted by a police forensic examiner. The purpose of the examination is to make sure that you get the medical help you need, to look for evidence and to take forensic samples. Very occasionally, the examination may take place in a hospital if your injuries are serious enough to require urgent medical attention.

It is important to remember that the police cannot force you to do anything - it is your choice.

If you do not agree to any part of the investigation - the medical examination for example - that is your right and we will not pressure you into doing anything you do not want to do.

Help & Support

There are a range of regional and national organisations, health professionals and charities who can offer you support. Talking to someone who understands what you are going through can help you feel better and explore all of your options.

A Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a facility where recent victims of rape or sexual assault can receive immediate help and support.

Blue Sky Centre
Blue Sky Centre
Blue Sky Centre (Warwickshire)

In Warwickshire Police area, this facility is called the Blue Sky Centre. It is a purpose built location sited within the grounds of the George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ. Their website can provide more details www.blueskycentre.org.uk

Contact telephone number - 02476 865 505 or email address geh-tr.theblueskycentre@nhs.net   

The Glade
The Glade
The Glade (West Mercia)

In West Mercia Police area, The Glade provides a service to those have been raped or sexually assaulted in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. There are two centres based at Bransford, Worcestershire and Telford. Their website can provide more details www.theglade.org.uk

Contact telephone number - 01886 833555 or email address info@theglade.org.uk