This service is offered to you if you are a young survivor, of any gender and you are aged from 11 to 18 living in Dundee or Angus. We offer confidential, professional support if you have experienced any type of sexual violence.
Sexual violence or abuse includes any sexual act which you did not want or has left you with difficult feelings. It can include rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, sexual bullying, grooming, and sexting, amongst other things.
We are here to listen, not to judge. We will believe you and support you.
Support: You can access our support either face to face, over the phone or online. It can be here in our centre or we can come to meet you in a place you feel is more comfortable like your school, college or community centre. The support is provided in a way that suits you and it is at your pace.
There is also support for family, friends and other people who may be involved with you.
Our Advocacy Worker can help you if you are thinking about reporting to the police or need help at court.
Email, Skype or telephone support : If you’d prefer to have support via email, Skype or over the phone, rather than face to face, this is something we can arrange. Please just ask about this when you contact us.
Group support: From time to time we run groups. If this is something you think you might be interested in, please just say when you contact us.
What you tell us remains confidential within the DAYS team. We will not tell anyone that you are in contact with us or what you have talked about, unless you want us to.
- You or another child or young person were at immediate and/or serious risk of harm (Child Protection)
- We are concerned about the safety of a vulnerable adult who is at risk of harm (Adult Support and Protection)
- You were planning to hurt or deliberately endanger someone else’s life.
- You are verbally or physically abusive to anyone whilst on WRASAC premises.
If we ever have any of these concerns we will do our very best to speak with you about it first; include you in the process; and be open and honest throughout. This is all about keeping you and others safe. You can even run a scenario by a worker.
If you think you might want support you can contact us by phoning 01382 205556, or by emailing DAYS@wrasac.org.uk. If you prefer, a friend, relative or another worker/teacher can contact us on your behalf. If you are making a referral for someone else you must get their consent first.
The first thing we will do is arrange for you to meet with a support worker to find out a little more about the service. You will not be asked any questions about what happened to you at that time and you do not have to take things any further unless you want to.