The Shores

The Shores is the dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Dorset, providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

They offer a safe and non-judgemental environment which focuses on the needs the individual.

Service Users that self refer to The Shores can access a number of services such as counselling, ongoing and long term support and/or a forensic medical examination to gather evidence. If you have been assaulted in the last 10 days, The Shores can offer you the choice to have a forensic medical examination. Any samples or evidence gathered from this examination can then be securely stored at The Shores allowing you time to think about what action you want taken.

Gender: Men, Women & Children

Age: All ages

Location: Dorset

Case type: Recent

The Shores will not pass any information about you or the assault to the Police without your consent, unless someone is at risk of harm.

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01202 552056

5 Madeira Road

Opening Hours

Contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Please note that the email address is only monitored during office hours (Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00).