Dorset Pathways


Listed below are services available in Dorset, for children who have survived recent or non-recent rape, sexual assault, grooming or sexual exploitation.
Which service is right for the victim/survivor at this time?
Police or social services must be informed!
Do you need to consider the following immediately? Do you have a safeguarding policy you need to follow?


Immediate danger call 999

Reporting and advice: Public Protection Unit call 101

The police will organise appropriate medical examinations with a paediatrician.



Bournemouth –01202 458101

Dorset – 01202 228866

Poole  – 01202 735046

Additional risks

  • FGM
  • 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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