Sexual assualt referral centre

If you have been sexually assaulted or raped there are different services to support you.



Call 999 for emergency assistance from the Police.



*Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

You can contact them even if you were sexually assaulted weeks, months or even years ago – with or without reporting to the police.

  • Liverpool

Telephone: 0151 295 3550               24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • Preston

 Telephone: 01772 523344             24 hours a day, 365 days a year




*Health Sexual Violence Liaison Officer

Independent support worker (not police) who offers support and advice to victims of sexual abuse no matter when the incident occurred triaging victims/survivors of sexual abuse to ensure they receive the correct support. This can involves support within the criminal justice system process, accessing trauma based counselling, advocating on behalf of the victim with your GP, workplace, education setting etc. This support is victim led and non-judgemental.


For more information, please telephone the Adult Safeguarding Team on 01704 705248

or email