Young People (Recent)

Listed below are services available in Somerset, for young people who have survived recent rape or sexual assault (within last 12 months).
Which service feels right for the victim/survivor at this time?
Is the victim/survivor who has just disclosed information to you, safe?
Do you need to consider the following immediately? Do you have a safeguarding policy you need to follow?

Police

Immediate danger call 999

Reporting and advice: Public Protection Unit call 101

The police will organise appropriate medical examinations for children under the age of 14.

Safeguarding

Referral

Somerset Direct (Somerset Children and Young People’s Services, Referral Team): 0845 3459122

 

Additional risks

  • Domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Trafficking

Safe medical examinations and crisis support for young people aged 11 years and over.

The Bridge

(SARC – Sexual Assault Referral Centre) 0117 342 6999