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Definition:

  • Any sexual contact without your consent is sexual assault and is a crime.
  • It can involve any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise, directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion.

 

Actions to consider

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, contact the Police immediately by dialling 999.
  • It doesn’t matter how long ago you were assaulted, the Police still want to hear what happened.
  • If you don’t feel ready to go to the police, Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) provide medical care and support and can also gather forensic evidence and will support you every step along the way.
  • Speak with a trusted professional; such as teacher, staff member or GP.
  • Speak to someone. We are here to support you, our team of experienced and professional caseworkers understand the impact sexual assault can have on someone and can talk with you confidentially.
  • There are many services; both local and national, that can provide support, information and advice such as UAVA. See our list of useful organisations on the right hand side of this page.
  • Visit Leicestershire Police for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.

 

Victim First Can Provide:

  • Emotional Support to cope and recover from the crime
  • Information on other agencies
  • Advice on Crime Prevention
  • Practical support such as a personal alarm or window/door alarm
  • Restorative contact between victim and offender
  • Support using Language interpreters and British Sign Language interpreters

More information

Information about types of crime