Rape and sexual assault

Other help and advice

Information sites

  • The Metropolitan Police Service

    Information can be found on our own main Metropolitan Police website about the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command (Sapphire) and how it investigates rape and sexual assault cases, providing victims with the support and care they need..

    The Metropolitan Police Service
  • NSPCC - Sexual Abuse

    The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

    NSPCC - Sexual Abuse

Charities and organisations

  • The Havens - Sexual Assault Referral Centres

    A London-based NHS service for victims of rape and sexual assault. Their staff include specialist workers who help young people. The most important thing they do is to make sure you are okay, and to help you recover from the assault.

    The Havens - Sexual Assault Referral Centres
  • Rape Crisis

    A national organisation made up of centres that provide specialist frontline support and independent advice for women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual violence both recently and/or in the past. They are community based and independent of government and the criminal justice system. Their website provides the information survivors need to access services and support.

    Rape Crisis
  • Survivors Trust

    The Survivors Trust is a national organisation supporting 130 specialist agencies which provide counselling and support for women, men and children who are victims or survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

    Survivors Trust
  • Galop

    Galop works to prevent and challenge homophobic and transphobic hate crime in Greater London. They aim to reduce crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and campaign for an improved criminal justice system.

  • Rights of Women

    Rights of Women provides women with legal advice and information on issues including rape and sexual violence.

    Rights of Women
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

    CEOP is the UK's national police agency for protecting young people online. You can get help and advice on a range of subjects and can report directly to CEOP if you are worried about someone's behavior towards you online.

    Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Other support

  • ChildLine - Sexual Abuse

    ChildLine is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.

    ChildLine - Sexual Abuse
  • Victim Support

    Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime right across England and Wales. Their services are free of charge and confidential. Call the support line on 0845 30 30 900.

    Victim Support
  • ChildLine - Sexual Abuse

    Watch ChildLine's videos about sexual abuse and other issues that affect young people on their YouTube channel.

    ChildLine - Sexual Abuse

The Metropolitan Police is not responsible for pages maintained by external providers or for the content held within them. The sites listed above have been identified as useful resources for providing additional information on some of the topics discussed on this site.