Reporting rape is a big decision to make but your welfare is our
If you did not give your consent to sex or were unable to give
your consent, we would encourage you to contact us.
We will carry out a thorough investigation where we will ensure
your welfare and safety is a priority.
We have a team of specially trained officers who will do everything
in their power to treat you and your family with care and
sensitivity throughout any investigation, court proceedings and
They will be open, honest, do their best to minimise trauma and
offer support for as long as you would like.
If you’ve been raped, please remember it’s not your fault.
Regardless of what you might have been wearing, how much you’d had
to drink or who was involved, we will never treat any type of rape
as more or less serious than any other.
Calling the police is your decision to make but we understand that
not knowing what to expect may be frightening. On the next few
pages you’ll find
a step by step guide explaining what happens when we receive a
report of rape.
You’ll also find a list of organisations that can offer
counselling and advice and leaflets to download and read.
We’re not here to tell you what to do but hope the information
is both reassuring and useful whether you’ve suffered a sexual
assault or are trying to help a partner, friend or relative.