Rape and Sexual Assault

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The Facts

Rape is never the victim’s fault. All sex without consent is rape.

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Call the police?

What happens when you contact the police about rape and sexual assault.

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Help & support

Where to go for advice and support if you or someone you care about has been affected by rape or sexual assault.

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Non-recent offences

Information about reporting non-recent offences.

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Domestic Abuse

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What is domestic abuse?

The term domestic abuse covers all types of abuse, not just violence and threatening behaviour.

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Know the signs

Realising you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it.

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Help & support

Where to go for advice and support if you or someone you care about is experiencing abuse.

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Practical advice

Information to help you plan ahead and keep safe.

Can you keep a secret?

You shouldn’t have to

We know how difficult it can be for men to talk about being raped or sexually assaulted. We understand that for a variety of reasons you may have chosen not to talk about it to anyone. You may have been living with it, keeping it a secret.

12,000 men are estimated to be raped or sexually assaulted each year in England and Wales. Less than 1 in 10 will report it.

Talk to us, we will #ListenBelieveRespect.

  • The Facts 12,000 men are estimated to be raped or sexually assaulted each year in England and Wales.
  • Speak out Talk to us, we will #ListenBelieveRespect
  • Support for you Support services for men are here to help.
  • Help guide Concerned someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse? Download our free help guide.
  • Reporting concerns Did you know, you can report domestic abuse anonymously by calling Crimestoppers.
  • Support for you Support is available via a number of Freephone helplines.

Concerned someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse?

The support you provide to someone who is in an abusive relationship can make all the difference in terms of the person’s safety and wellbeing. With your help, the person may think about ending the relationship and recover from the impacts of the abuse they have experienced.

Download our free help guide for full information and advice.

It might be nothing, but it could mean everything