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  • Rape and Sexual Assault Self-Referral Campaign Launch

    Created: 11/04/2022

    A national campaign has recently been launched by The Scottish Government and is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS).  This is a dedicated NHS service that can offer healthcare and support following rape or sexual assault if people aren’t ready or are unsure about reporting to the police. 

    SARCS is a self-referral service, meaning that a GP or other healthcare professional referral is not needed; anyone over the age of 16 can self-refer. Across Scotland, SARCS will help people with their immediate healthcare needs and can potentially gather forensic evidence (which will be kept for 26 months) in case they want to tell the police at a later date. 

    Please share these campaign assets on your social channels and share the toolkit with relevant contacts.

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