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Adults

Rape & Sexual Assault

Nobody should have to have sex if they don't want to or be involved in any kind of unwanted sexual activity.

Help and support is available if it's happened to you or you're worried it's happening to someone else.

Are you or is someone else in immediate danger?

Dial 999, try to remain calm and answer the questions the emergency operator asks you as best you can.

If you think you or someone else is at risk of being raped, assaulted or abused

If you're worried that you or someone else is in danger you can:
  • contact your local police station and ask to speak to the Domestic Abuse Liaison Officer
  • speak to your local social work office:
    • between 9am and 5pm Tel. 01546 60551
    • Emergency out of hours. Tel. 0800 811 505
    • Council Text for all departments 07624808798
  • contact Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis
    • women call free on 0800 121 4685 (Mon-Fri 10am - midday, Sun 7pm - 9pm)
    • men call free on 0800 032 0399 (Thur 2pm - 4pm, Fri & Sat 7pm - 9pm)
  • call Rape Crisis Scotland free on 08088 01 03 02 (6pm - midnight every day)
  • call the Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline free on 0800 027 1234 (any time).

If you've been abused or sexually assaulted in the past

The first thing to know is that it's never your fault. Nobody should have to put up with being sexually abused or assaulted.
 
It can take a long time to come to terms with being treated in this way. The sooner you start to work through your feelings the better. 
 
If you've been physically or sexually abused in the past, you can find local and national help support via the help pages of the Survivor Scotland website.