Need support?

We regret to inform you that we cannot accept new referrals to:

  • counselling (adult & young people)
  • support groups
  • psychoeducation
  • drop-in groups

We kindly ask you not to make a referral to the Advocacy (ISVA) service if you would like to access counselling. We would be unable to add you to the counselling waiting list and it would increase the waiting times for those wishing to access the Advocacy service. We will update our social media/website as soon as we are open for referrals again (Facebook: OSARCC, Twitter: @OSARCC, Instagram: @oxfordshirerapecrisis). Click here for more information.

 

We offer confidential, non-judgemental and independent support. We are here to listen, not to tell you what to do.

All of our services support self-identifying women and non-binary individuals recorded female at birth, but some of our services support other genders as well. Find out more below, or contact us to chat through how we might be able to help.


Support services


Make a referral

 

Please note that we’re not a SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and we do not perform forensic medical examinations. If you are in Oxfordshire, the closest SARCs are in Bicester, Slough and Swindon:

Bicester and Slough SARCs
www.solacesarc.org.uk
Phone: 0300 130 3036

Swindon SARC
www.firstlight.org.uk
Phone: 01793 781916

If you are outside Oxfordshire, you can find your nearest SARC here: www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Rape-and-sexual-assault-referral-centres/LocationSearch/364


 

Who else can help?

Below are some other organisations who may be able to offer you support, depending on your situation and needs.

Oxfordshire counselling & support groups


National support


Oxfordshire sexual health clinics


Legal advice


Domestic abuse


Child abuse


Specialist women’s support


Young persons


Male survivors


Specialist LGBTQ+ survivors’ support


Registered child sex offender data: Sarah’s Law

The child sex offender disclosure scheme, sometimes called ‘Sarah’s Law’, allows parents, carers or guardians to formally ask the police for information about a person who has contact with their child, or a child close to them, if they’re concerned the person may pose a risk.

The scheme is available for any member of the public who wants to find out if an individual in contact with a child has a record of sexual offences. The police will disclose information only if it is lawful, necessary and proportionate to the interests of protecting the child/ren from harm.


Clare’s Law and requesting domestic violence offender data

Clare’s Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. Under Clare’s Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner of a close friend or family member.

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