Getting Support

The Elms is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre and is based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.  The Elms offers support to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted - either recently or historically. 
You can contact The Elms Sexual Assault and Referral Centre (SARC) on 0800 193 5434
Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)
An ISVA offers confidential advice and support to both males and females who have been the victims of sexual violence. They will help you come to terms with what has happened and explain the options available to you. They can refer you to counselling, help to coordinate different agencies (such as sexual health, mental health, substance misuse and housing) and they will regularly liaise with the police for case updates (if you choose to report the sexual assault). The ISVA will only provide the support that you choose and it is your choice whether or not you report a crime to the police.

The ISVA service covers Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. There is also a dedicated Young Person's ISVA that works with children aged 0-19 covering the whole county.
You can find out more information and make a referral at http://www.caprcp.org.uk/
We have produced a self-help guide in partnership with Cambridge Rape Crisis for people who have experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse.
It is also available in Easy Read format which is suitable for people with learning disabilities or learning difficulties and people with literacy or communication issues.
You can download these booklets below.
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Cambridge and Peterborough Rape Crisis Centre offers Helplines, Counselling and support from the Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).  Cambridge Rape Crisis telephone helpline number is 01223 245888.  You can also email support @ cambridgerapecrisis.co.uk

Peterborough Rape Crisis can be contacted on 01733 511250 or via email at peterboroughrapecrisis@nhs.net

Rape Crisis England and Wales have a Rape and Sexual Abuse Support line that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year 0808 500 2222

Galop run a helpline for LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence - 0800 999 5428


Galop have launched the UK’s first ever dedicated helpline to support LGBT+ victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

Galop’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline is available Monday – Thursday 10am – 8:30pm, and Friday 10am – 4:30pm. Contact the Helpline by phone (0800 999 5428) or via email help@galop.org.uk.

Survivors’ Network and LGBT Switchboard are running a national helpline for trans, non-binary and questioning survivors of rape and sexual violence.

The helpline is open Sundays 1- 5pm on 01273 204050. 

Rape Crisis South London have made 4 short films to show how an ISVA can support rape survivors through the criminal justice system.  You can see the films here.
The Self Help Guide below is in Ukrainian