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Our services

We provide support to women, including trans women, and young people of all genders (aged 11-18), who have experienced any form of sexual violence, abuse or exploitation in their lives.

We listen to, believe and support survivors of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religious and cultural background.

We respect the courage and strength it takes to speak out about your experience of sexual violence, whether it has been a recent assault or it happened a long time ago.

Confidentiality

All our support services are free and we offer appointments on weekdays, evenings and weekends. What you tell us remains confidential within our support team. We will not tell anyone that you have contacted us, unless you want us to. However there are some circumstances when we are required by law to share information.

Accessibility

If English is not you your first language we will try to arrange for an interpreter. If you are deaf or hard of hearing we can provide support via Typetalk, email or letter. We can also arrange for a British Sign Language or signed English interpreter.

Our new office is accessible, however, we can arrange appointments in various accessible venues around Dundee and Angus.

Our support services

Helpline and Chatline

We offer phone support via our helpline on 01382 201291. You can leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our chatline - available on our home page - is staffed as indicated. However, any message left will be answered at the earliest opportunity.

One-to-One Support

Support starts with a chance to find out more about what you can expect from WRASAC if you are not sure. If it sounds like something that would be helpful for you then we will carry out an assessment. This is a chance for us to get to know a little about you. You will not have to to tell us what happened to you at this stage. We know that this can be difficult. We may have a waiting list when you contact us but we can offer crisis support if required.

You will be allocated your own support worker who will offer you support using a variety of contact methods. In person support may not be the most helpful for you and currently Covid 19 restrictions mean this is not our preferred method. Video contact, through Zoom or WhatsApp, and telephone support are proving effective and convenient both for survivors and for support workers.

You will be offered 8 initial support sessions with your own support worker. We offer emotional support, can advocate on your behalf with the police, health, courts etc and provide you with practical support when needed.

Group support

We have a range of groups such as our Peer Support Group and therapy groups. Please check our news page or ask your support worker for more information about this. We produce a Newsletter on a monthly basis which you can find on our Publications page.

Email and Letter Support

We understand that some people have difficulty talking over the phone and it is common to feel uncomfortable speaking about your experience of sexual violence. You can access support via letter or email if that is better for you. Our dedicated support email is support@wrasac.org.uk or days@wrasac.org.uk for children and young people.

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