Rape Crisis


The Rape Crisis National Service Standards (RCNSS) are a joint piece of work between Rape Crisis England & Wales and Rape Crisis Scotland.


National Service StandardsOur aim is to ensure that no matter where a woman or girl survivor lives, she will receive a consistent and high quality response from any Rape Crisis member Centre she approaches for support.


The RCNSS were developed in full consultation with member Rape Crisis Centres, which means they are informed by the collective experience of frontline practitioners and the voices of survivors.


All 45 of our member Rape Crisis Centres went through the 3-yearly validation process in 2016 and all adhere to our National Service Standards.





Rape Crisis England & Wales also recognises and adheres to Sector Sustainability Shared Standards: Shared values that apply across the Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) sector, with partner organisations Imkaan, Respect, SafeLives and Women's Aid.