Dorset Pathways

Adult (Recent)

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


Immediate danger, call 999

Reporting or advice: Sexual Assault Investigation Team, call 101


Vulnerable adult

Safeguarding referral:

Bournemouth – Care Direct – 01202 454979

Poole – Helpdesk – 01202 633902

Dorset – Dorset Direct on 01305 221016

Additional risks

  • Domestic abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Trafficking

For a safe medical examination to collect evidence which can be stored until they decide if they want to report to the police, and for crisis support.

The Shores

(SARC – Sexual Assault Referral Centre) (01202) 552056


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