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Support from South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

We provide free, confidential, support, advocacy and information to anyone (age 12 and over) affected by any form of sexual violence.

We can support you whether the abuse happened recently or a long time ago, whether it happened once or often, and whether or not you reported it to the police.

Please phone us on 01387 253113. Our helpline is open every day from 9am to 5pm. If we are not able to answer the phone, and if it is safe for you to leave your details, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also ring the Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline free on 08088 01 03 02. It is open every day from 6pm to midnight. Or email: The RCS Helpline is for anyone in Scotland (age 13 and over).

If you are under age 12 please phone ChildLine free on 0800 1111 any time, day or night.

Our service is confidential. That means that we will not tell anyone you have contacted us, without your agreement, unless you or someone else is at serious risk of harm. We will explain more about this when you contact us.

Protecting your privacy

We understand that it can be difficult to be anonymous in Dumfries and Galloway, especially in small villages. If you want to meet us, we can do this at a place or time which is safe for you and protects your privacy.

We are part of Rape Crisis Scotland and the network of rape crisis centres across Scotland. There are centres in all the main cities, including Glasgow. We can speak to another centre about seeing you, if you prefer, or if you need specialist services which are not available here.

We can also help supportive family and friends. If you are a friend, partner or relative of someone affected by sexual violence you can be a good help to them. If you want to find out more about sexual violence and how you can support your loved one, you can borrow items from our library. There is also information about sexual violence and its effects on our site. Please phone us if there is anything you would like to talk over with us.

We work with staff in other agencies. If you come into contact with survivors of sexual violence in the course of your work, we can give you advice and support. We also welcome referrals.


We welcome referrals from other agencies. If you are a worker and wish to refer someone, we will ask you for their name and contact details. We also need you to tell us if we can leave a message on their phone and say who we are when we contact them. This is to protect their safety and confidentiality. To refer someone to us please phone 01387 253113 or email