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For a more in-depth explanation of what these services are and how they link together, please go to our page on options after sexual violence.

We are always very interested to hear feedback as to your experiences with any of these services. If you have anything to share or any concerns, please be in touch at  


  • Thames Valley Police Emergence – 999
  • Thames Valley Police Non-Emergency – 101
  • Information about reporting and other options, click here.

Support for Women

Support for Men

  • Survivors UK (helpline specifically for male survivors)
  • Mankind (support for male survivors of abuse)
  • Men’s advice line and enquiries (0808 801 0327)

Support for LGBTQ

  • Broken Rainbow (National support helpline)
  • HALT (Oxfordshire’s homophobia awareness liason team)
  • General LGBT helplines
    Oxford Friend: 01865 726893
    London Lesbian and Gay switchboard: 0300 330 0630

Online Support

  • RAINN  (24/7 instance messaging support, run by a US organization)

Support for Perpetrators

  • Respect (Help and advice available for abusers/perpetrators)

Medical Attention

  • A local A&E (cannot collect evidence)
  • SOLACE Centres (Sexual Assault Referral Centre, can collect evidence 24/7)
  • GUM clinic (emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, STI screenings, cannot collect evidence)
  • Local General Practitioner (cannot college evidence)
  • Therapy/Counseling (GP can refer)
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