THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE
It takes a lot of courage and strength to speak out but there are people who will help you with this and support you so you don't have to go through this on your own. You can talk to SAVI staff any time you wish. Call our free helpline on 0800 622 6986 OR contact us via our contact page. If you wish us to call you to talk please supply a telephone number
To start with here a few bits of information and advice we hope will help you
If you have just been raped or sexually assaulted try to follow all the advice possible from this list
1. Go to a safe place such as a police station, hospital or to a friend's house.
2. Contact a friend or family member that you trust.
3. If you are planning to make a report to the police it
is advisable not to:
wash, eat, drink or brush your teeth.
Do not use the toilet unless it is urgent.
Do not tidy anything including yourself,
AS ALL OF THESE MAY DESTROY EVIDENCE.
If you do not wish to contact the police please still keep all your clothing (including underwear) and store carefully in a plastic bag. You may change your mind later and wish to contact police and these will all still help
4. Have a medical examination as soon as possible. If you do not wish to contact the police you can go to your GP You do not have to tell them what has happened (but it will help them help you if you can). You will need to be assessed for sexually transmitted diseases and if you are female, pregnancy.
REMEMBER IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT & YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Nobody has a right to touch your body, particularly the private parts of your body (even if it is someone you know)
If someone has done something like this to you and you haven’t told anyone yet please try to tell an adult who you can trust. If the person you tell does not believe you find another adult you can trust until someone does believe you. If the person lives with you or is a family member then tell a teacher or other adult you trust.
If you want to talk but feel you have no one to talk to, you can talk privately and confidentially to a worker at SAVI. We won’t tell anyone unless you want us to.
We can also contact other places for help if you want us to.
Even if you have told someone and reported it to the police already you may still feel you need other support or just a listening ear SAVI is here to help you through
We won’t tell you what to do, but will inform you and will support you no matter what you decide to do.
And you do not have to tell us your real name unless you want to. Our service is confidential and we will never tell anyone else what you say unless you want us to.
Remember if you need to talk urgently you can call our free helpline on 08006226986 OR
If you can’t call our freephone you can email us by clicking here email savi
Or you can use our contact us page and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
If you wish us to call you back to talk please remember to supply a contact number