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.
Its sexual violence prevention programme works with young people in schools across Scotland.
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. It is for anyone age 13 or over affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
The helpline also offers email support: 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.
Gender identity and sexual orientation can be a major factor in how people experience the impact of abuse. LGBTI people who have experienced sexual violence can call the helpline at any time but on Mondays and Thursdays between 7pm and midnight there is an extra dedicated time slot to contact the helpline.
The number to call is 08088 01 03 02.
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 and Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. You can talk in confidence with trained legal helpline workers and find out about your rights and what to expect of the law. More information about the SWRC.