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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