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Free and confidential information, advocacy and support for anyone (age 12 and over) in Dumfries and Galloway affected by any form of sexual violence.

Need help now?

Whether you are in crisis because of a recent incident or something that happened a long time ago, we want to help. Contact South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre and/or the RCS Helpline.

How we can help

Keeping you informed

This site has lots of information on sexual violence. Knowing more can help with understanding sexual violence, coping with its effects and what can help. You can also read what other survivors say about their experience and our service.

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Any sexual activity between people should always involve equal agreement. If you have ever experienced sexual violence, you did not cause it and you are not to blame.

How we can help

You are not alone

It may not feel like it, but you are not alone. There are people who want to help.

If you don’t want to speak to someone local, you can phone or email the Rape Crisis Scotland helpline. It’s open every day. You might not want to talk to anyone for now. There are things you can do to help yourself, which other survivors have found helpful.

If you go to the information section of our site you can find some ideas to help with common effects of sexual violence and ways to feel better in yourself.