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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

Rape Crisis Scotland offers short term support to people of all genders, living in Scotland aged 13+ who have been affected by sexual violence. We support survivors, as well as family, friends and supporters and can arrange for free language interpreters, including British Sign Language, to access support if your first language is not English.

Get in touch with Rape Crisis Scotland any day between 5pm-midnight

Phone (freephone): 08088 010302

Text: 07537 410 027



Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

The Scottish Women's Rights Centre offers a free confidential legal helpline for women affected by all forms of gender based violence. They have a legal and advocacy helpline and legal surgeries. Phone 08088 010 789 You can talk in confidence with trained legal helpline workers and find out about your rights and what to expect of the law.

You can find out more information about the SWRC here.

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