For survivors and their family or friends via our telephone helpline on 01905 724514 (Worcestershire) and 01432 344777 (Herefordshire). All of our helpline operators are female, and are trained to a Nationally Accredited level. All calls are treated with the strictest confidentiality.
If you would like counselling, we will arrange an initial appointment to talk to you to identify your immediate needs. We will then organise a counsellor to provide you with the regular support you are seeking.
Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Services
The Independent Sexual Violence Advisors are based at both Worcestershire and Herefordshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centres. The worker can offer practical and emotional support to individuals over 5 years of age who have experienced sexual violence. These services include the Family Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (FISVAs) who are able to offer support to supporters of survivors, most commonly parents, partners and family members. The FISVA role enables the youngest survivors of sexual violence, those aged 5 and under, to receive support through the FISVA engagement with their parent or carer.
Children and Young People’s Service
West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre provides a private and confidential service for children and young people aged 11 years and over. You can contact us if you have experienced any form of sexual abuse or touching, or are worried about something.
West Midlands Children’s and Young Person’s Service (CYPS) formally known as the Paediatric Sexual Assault Service (PSAS) provides a service to anyone up to the age of 17 who has experienced rape, sexual violence and/or sexual abuse, either recently or in the past. The service, sometimes previously referred to as SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre), is delivered by WMRSASC in partnership with several hospitals and SARC’s.
We provide a signposting service aimed to help survivors, supporters and professionals identify other services that may be of help.
Statement of accessibility and inclusivity
WMRSASC will endeavour to provide an equitable service to all women regardless of culture and status.
We offer bespoke training courses designed to meet the specific needs of the organisations that request their own training course / programme.