Get urgent assistance
If you have recently been assaulted and need immediate support
It's important that you access support quickly, particularly if you feel you need medical attention
If you can, try to find somewhere you feel safe so you can consider your options. Go to our list of support agencies who can help you both practically and also to help you make the right decisions
You can also submit a report to speak to one of our University Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers within office hours which are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. They can talk to you
If you want to contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS)
In Scotland you can also contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS), meaning that a GP or other healthcare professional referral is not needed; anyone over the age of 16 can self-refer for forensic medical examination and support.
The sexual assault self-referral phone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 148 88 88. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
It's entirely up to you to decide what services you use and what choices you make when you speak with the SARCS. You may wish to have sexual health screening tests but not undergo a forensic examination, or you may choose to have a forensic examination so that evidence of the assault can be collected, but not want to report the incident to the Police. The choice will remain yours throughout the process, and your visit will be entirely confidential.