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East London Rape Crisis Service

Women and girls only

PO Box 58203, London, N1 3XP

Area: London

 

Helpline: 0800 160 1036 (service users) 020 7683 1210 (professionals)

 

Helpline Opening Hours:

Monday / Tuesday / Friday / Saturday 10am -12pm. Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 2.30-4.30pm Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 6-8pm

Email: rapecrisis@niaendingviolence.org.uk

Web: http://www.niaendingviolence.org.uk

Fax: 020 7288 1751

 

Phone Number(s)

020 7683 1270

SERVICES

1:1 counselling, for women and girls 13 years upwards.

Group workshops, for women and girls 13 years upwards.

Advocacy: Emotional and practical support. For women and girls 14 years upwards.

Education: Awareness-raising and training for community and professionals.

Information & Referral Line: Emotional and practical support, signposting and onward referral into appropriate support services. For women and girls/ boys and men: 14 years upwards.

We encourage self-referrals but can also take referrals from professionals (client's name & safe telephone number only), providing that the client has given consent and knows to expect a call from us.

We offer bespoke training to agencies and organisations on all aspects of gender violence.

Website includes information about all other services offered by the nia project in Hackney, Havering, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forrest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham.

North London Rape Crisis (NLRC)

Women and girls only

Head Office, Unit 5-7 Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road, London, N7 9NY

Area: London

 

Helpline: 0808 801 0305

 

Helpline Opening Hours:

Monday 10am-2pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm, Wednesday and Thursday 1pm-5pm and Friday 10am-2pm

Email: rapecrisis@solacewomensaid.org

Web: http://www.rapecrisislondon.org

Fax: 0207 619 1351

 

Phone Number(s)

0207 619 1350 office line

075 0089 6982 for counselling queries - Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

SERVICES

North London Rape Crisis offers free, confidential counselling, advocacy and helpline support to women aged 13 and over who live, work or study in Islington, Camden, Westminster, Barnet, Enfield, Kensington and Chelsea and Haringey.

North London Rape Crisis is one of the specialist services provided by Solace Women's Aid, an organisation with years of experience and commitment in working with violence against women.

Services include:
One-to-one specialist counselling;
A range of therapeutic groups;
Advocacy - specialist support with reporting to the police and support through the criminal justice system;
Helpline emotional support.

OTHER INFORMATION

A women-only staff team with experience in working with sexual violence

Information and awareness-raising to professionals on issues relating to sexual violence

South London Rape Crisis (Croydon RASASC)

Women and girls only

P.O. Box 383, Croydon, London, CR9 2AW

Area: London

 

Helpline: Freephone 0808 802 9999

 

Helpline Opening Hours:

National Helpline open every day of the year: 12noon to 2.30pm and 7pm to 9.30pm incl. weekends and bank holidays. Also 3pm to 5.30pm Mondays to Fridays. Confidential, safe, specialist support. Number will not show up on bills.

Email: info@rasasc.org.uk

Web: http://www.rasasc.org.uk

Fax: 0208 683 3366

 

Phone Number(s)

For Admin l Counselling l Advocacy l Training | professional advice

0208 683 3311

Mon to Fri : 10am to 6pm (Counselling appointments 9am to 8pm)

SERVICES

Established since 1985, Rape Crisis South London changed its name from the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) in 2012, with the advent of three other Rape Crisis Centres created to provide specialist support to women living in the North, East and West of London. We are a fully independent organisation based in Croydon providing a high standard of professional support to female survivors of sexual violence living anywhere South of the river Thames in addition to providing national support to women living anywhere in England and Wales through the National Rape Crisis Helpline.

Our services include:
• Face to face therapy of up to 12months with qualified, sexual violence specialist therapists.
• Group therapy, Self Esteem Workshops, Group for parents, partners & friends of survivors.
• National Rape Crisis Helpline open every day of the year.
• Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVA's) for survivor's going through or thinking about going through the Criminal Justice System in any South London borough.
• Information & Guidance to professionals, survivors, partners, friends & family of survivors.
• Prevention work in schools on sexual consent, self-esteem, gender and sexualisation.
• Training to professionals working with survivors including social workers, GP's, counsellors.
• Outreach Service for women in prostitution based in Wandsworth.
• Feminist self-defence, working in partnership with the London Centre for Personal Safety.
• Independent Domestic Violence Advocates based at the Family Justice Centre in Croydon.

OTHER INFORMATION

We are an all-woman organisation working with the empowerment model across all of our services. This is a holistic model which aims to facilitate a woman's ability to take back choice and to develop trust in herself. The empowerment model gives women control of our own direction, facilitating us to find our own power, and trusting us to make the right decisions for ourselves. We run a woman-only service, for female survivors of rape or childhood sexual abuse aged 14 & over. We are able to sign post male survivors to relevant specialist services in their area.

Our fully interactive website is designed for easy access across platforms including smartphones, iPads, laptops and desktop computers. It contains detailed information on all of our services, recent news updates and campaigns as well as information on rape, childhood sexual abuse, reporting, counselling, ritual abuse and coping mechanisms, available as free downloadable PDF's.

West London Rape Crisis Centre (Women and Girls Network) (WLRCC)

Women and girls only

PO Box 56663, London, W13 3BJ

Area: London

 

Helpline: 0808 801 0770

 

Helpline Opening Hours:

Monday 10am-12pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm, Tuesday 10am-12pm & 6.30pm-9pm, Wednesday 10am-12pm & 6.30pm-9pm, Thursday 10am-12pm & 6.30pm-9pm, Friday 10am-12pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-1pm.

Email: rcc@wgn.org.uk

Web: http://www.wgn.org.uk/

Fax: 020 8840 2958

 

Phone Number(s)

020 8567 7347

Advice Line 0808 801 0660

Advocacy Line 020 3441 0179

SERVICES

We provide a holistic range of integrated services for women with experiences of sexual violence aimed at promoting total and sustainable recovery.

Therapeutic services are aimed at survivors of recent or historic sexual violence including: child sexual abuse, rape, prostitution, sexual assault, sexual harassment, gang related sexual violence, sexual bullying and sexual exploitation.

Empowerment is a central feature of services and women can access the following specialist support: individual counselling with a female therapist, groupwork, young women's workshops, body therapies, ISVA and young women's advocacy service, specialist advice service and a helpline.

OTHER INFORMATION

Women and Girls Network (WGN) now have the following courses open for November 2016. Please note due to funding requirements, these free courses are only available to female professionals providing VAWG services in London:
1)Expert Led Seminar: Restoring and Enhancing Resilience: Ordinary Magic
2)Accredited Training: From the Margins to the Centre of Women’s Healing: Promoting Recovery to Support Women with Complex Needs

For more information on the courses and to apply, please visit our WGN training website: http://www.wgn.org.uk/training/currenttraining