About Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland.
It supports the work of local centres and develops new centres in areas where there are no or few specialist services. It works with other agencies such as the police, Crown Office and health services and provides training and consultancy. Through its campaigns and publications RCS raises awareness of sexual violence, challenges attitudes and presses for legal change. Its sexual violence prevention programme works with young people in schools across Scotland, and the National Advocacy Project has advocacy workers in all Member Centres supporting survivors engaging with the Criminal Justice Process.
RCS is a charitable company limited by guarantee. It receives funding from the Scottish Government, charitable trusts and donations from individuals.
Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline
The Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone or email. The helpline is for anyone (13 and over) affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
You can also get email support through the helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone the helpline free any day between 6pm and midnight on 08088 01 03 02. If you are deaf or hard of hearing text the helpline on 07537 400702.
The helpline can arrange for free language interpreters if needed.
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre
Rape Crisis Scotland (with legal partners) offers a free confidential legal helpline for women affected by violence or abuse. Phone 08088 010 789 on Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm, Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and Fridays 10am - 1pm. You can talk in confidence with trained legal helpline workers and find out about your rights and what to expect of the law.