MECC Link - Simple Signposting to Better Health and Wellbeing
North Yorkshire Police - LEPH
National Support Services
Rape and Sexual Assault
Rape Crisis England and wales
Tel: 0808 802 9999. Open between12.00-14.30 and 19.00-21.30 every day of the year
National Women’s Aid England - Information about support services for women experiencing domestic violence.
Tel: 0117 944 4411 | 24-hour domestic violence helpline: 0808 2000 247
Revenge Porn Helpline
UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn. Self-referral and Professional referral - signposting only
Tel: 0345 6000 459 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) - 10:00 to 16:00
The Survivors Trust - Support for victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. working with women, men and children.
Tel: 08088 010 818. Mon - Fri 10am-8:30pm, Sat 10am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm, 6pm-8:30pm, Sun 1:30pm-4:30pm, 6pm-8:30pm
Safeline - National helpline to support male victims of rape and sexual abuse.
Tel: 0808 800 5005. Open office hours except Weds and Sundays.
Child Sexual Exploitation
The Truth Project
Offer victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences in a safe place. Self-referral and Professional referral - signposting only
Tel: 0800 9171000 Open weekdays 9am-5pm
Childline - Free and confidential 24hr helpline for children
Tel: 0800 1111
NSPCC - Trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support when there is concern about the welfare of a child
Tel: 0808 800 5000 Weekday 8.00am-10.00pm and Weekends 9.00am-6.00pm
Barnardo’s – Cut them free campaign. A campaign targeted at tackling CSE.
Tel: 01332 585371
National Helpline for male victims of sexual exploitation
Tel: 07808 863 662
CEOP - A law enforcement agency providing support and advice for children, adults or teachers about keeping children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. Submit a report online https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/
Crimestoppers - An independent crime-fighting charity in the UK allows people to call or pass on information about crime anonymously.
Tel: 0800 555 111
Bridge House Sexual Assault Referral Centre - COMMISSIONED SERVICE, PLEASE USE
A Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a "one stop" location, where specially trained staff can offer medical, practical and emotional support to those who have experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse. Police can book an appointment for an individual or they have the option to self-refer if they do not want police involvement.
Self-referral route via phone. Professional referral route via phone
North Yorkshire & York – Bridge House SARC (York) 0330 223 0362
Address: Bridge House SARC, 48 Bridge Road, Bishopthorpe, York, North Yorkshire YO23 2RR
Victim Support Service North Yorkshire
Tel: 01609 643100 Open Monday to Friday 8am-7pm / Out of Hours Support Line: 08 08 16 89 111
24/7 Online Live Chat: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/live-chat/
Independent Domestic Abuse Centre York and Northallerton
- Domestic Abuse: 03000 110 110
- Rape: 0300 111 0777
- National 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
- Email: email@example.com (for general queries about the services offered) / firstname.lastname@example.org (for an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor)
Adult survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale
Tel: 01723 381811 Mon 9.30am-8.30pm, Tues to Fri 9.30am -4.30pm
Rape Crisis National Helpline
(No local RC centres in North Yorkshire but can be found in Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Sheffield for the county.)
Tel: 0808 802 9999 Open between 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-21:30 every day.
IDAS North Yorkshire
Support and advice to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse
Tel: 03000 110 110
Child Sexual Exploitation
North Yorkshire Police work with the NSPCC, local councils and other agencies to address concerns about CSE. They are also part of the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board and City of York Safeguarding Children Board.
Nationally NYP work with the National Crime Agency and their Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre. Their Think u Know campaign includes packages for parents and professionals to help educate children of the dangers posed online.
PACE (Parents Against Child Exploitation) - COMMISSIONED SERVICE, PLEASE USE
Pace is a leading specialist charity that brings the parent perspective to tackling child exploitation.
Self-referral route via phone or email. Professional referral route via phone or email
Tel: 0113 240 3040
The Children's SARC at York Hospital
Provides a service for children and young people from 0-16 years of age who have disclosed sexual abuse or assault. Police and social workers can refer children to this service.
Tel: 01904 721813
National Support Services for Sex Workers
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is a national charity with a mission to ‘end violence against sex workers.’ NUM provides a mechanism for sex industry workers to report crimes they experience and share this information within their communities to warn others to potentially dangerous individuals and situations.
The service have a case work team that supports sex workers to further access criminal justice remedies and other services.
Tel: 0161 629 9861 (9am-5pm) Monday to Friday.
Sex workers can report information anonymously about crimes committed against themselves or other sex workers to this number. Tel: 0800 555 111 (24hr a day, 7 days a week).
SAAFE escort forum
A website and forum full of information to help escorts, particularly those new to the industry.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Raises awareness about personal safety and stalking and provides safety resources including personal safety alarms. Tel: 020 7091 0014 | www.suzylamplugh.org
Suzy Lamplugh National Stalking Helpline - Tel: 0808 802 0300 (Open 09.30-4.00pm) weekdays)
Sexual Health Information Line
24-hour free sexual health information line Tel: 0300 123 7123| Can provide information about your nearest sexual health/GUM clinic if you want screening for sexually transmitted infection, post-exposure prophylaxis or sexual health information.
NY Police officers are responsible for:
- Treating sex workers with dignity and respect.
- Understanding that modern technology plays a part in all sex work as sex workers use social media and other internet sites for advertising and arranging meetings.
- Gaining their trust which will increase the confidence of sex workers to report crimes against them and create intelligence gathering opportunities as regards prostitution and the community as a whole.
- Provide sex workers with information about healthcare, social care, welfare, education, housing, legal, financial, advice, safety and drug treatment services and support necessary to address their needs and to minimise threat, risk and harm to them.
- Working and referring them to multi-agency partnerships so they can access fast track care pathways for support regarding drug and alcohol addiction, counsellors, housing, homeless units, hostels, mental health teams and physical health, domestic abuse and involvement with the criminal justice system.
- Creating opportunities to allow sex workers to leave prostitution if they choose to do so, e.g. using the guidance from the National Ugly Mugs Scheme and others.
- Creating a bespoke intelligence picture for each local area of active sex workers, which includes new sex workers to the area, men looking to pay for sexual services and exploiters/coercers and ensuring intelligence is used effectively by Sharing it at a local level.
- Using enforcement as a very last option, as part of a proportionate and staged approach, which includes warnings, police engagement with local support projects and only when all support and mediation options have been exhausted.
For instances of Sexual Violence and Exploitation please refer to the LEPH-Link Topic about Sexual Violence and Exploitation for guidance.
For advice and resources about Modern Slavery please refer to the Modern Slavery Topic
North Yorkshire Police (non-emergency & confidential support)
Non-emergency and confidential advice for sex workers
Tel: 07741 174 737 | 01609 642 891 and leave a secure voice message |
Yorkshire MESMAC offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, people of colour and other marginalised races, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBTQ+ young people and adults.
All of our offices provide:
- Free, rapid and confidential HIV testing
- Condoms and lubricant
- Information and resources
- Meeting rooms and training space
- Outreach to the commercial gay scene, cruising areas and public toilets
- Support for individuals and community groups
Self-referral route, call or email CJ
York Office - Call CJ on 07710 099031, email: email@example.com
Face to face services are available but only by appointment due to coronavirus
Address: The Workshop, Marygate Lane, York, YO30 7BJ
Northallerton Office – Tel: 01609 258745 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scarborough office -Email: email@example.com