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Being sexually abused hurts physically and emotionally. If this has happened to you, the most important thing you need to remember is that it was not your fault. Whatever the circumstances, however you behaved, whatever you said or did or drank, the person who abused you chose to do that, and it was a violation of your body and your trust.

Getting help

There are people who can help you if you have been raped or sexually abused. These people will listen, believe, and understand. If this has happened to you, then you can phone, email or text us confidentially at Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre, or you could visit to find another Rape Crisis Centre near you. You may also want to speak to someone else you know and trust.



At OSARCC, we work within safeguarding legislation as we recognise that everyone has the right to equal protection from all types of harm and abuse, and that we have a responsibility and commitment to protect children and adults at risk from abuse. We work alongside Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board, and you can find more information about them and multi-agency working on their websites.

You can also read more about the Protocols used in Oxfordshire here and about the Multi-Agency toolkit here.



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