I Have Been Affected by Sexual Violence
In an Emergency
If you're off campus, you should call 999 to reach any of the emergency services.
If you're on university premises, call Campus Security Team any time, 24/7 on 0141 330 4444.
A Note from the University
We understand the importance of the university providing support to any member of our community who has been affected by sexual violence or assault. If you choose to speak to us, we will ensure that you are supported throughout the process. It is entirely up to you what action you want to take if you have been affected; we just want to make sure you are clear about your options and are adequately supported throughout the process.
We understand that members of our community may choose not to speak to us and would therefore refer you to help from the external sources detailed below.
How can the University support me?
This means they have been trained to listen to you empathetically and without judgement while you seek support in disclosing issues surrounding sexual violence and harassment.
They will provide you with information on the options available to you internally and externally if you have been affected directly or indirectly.
You can either contact a First Responder directly by phone or email, or by submitting the Reporting form.
See a list of the First Responders, view their contact details and find out more at: MyGlasgow First Responders.
Report and Support
Use the Reporting form to tell us if you have been affected by sexual violence or harassment.
A member of our First Responder team will be in touch to offer support.
You may submit an anonymous report, but we will not be able to contact you to provide support, formally investigate or take disciplinary action.
Where else can I access support?
SRC Advice Centre
The SRC Advice Centre offers free, confidential and professional advice on a range of subjects including harassment, bullying and discrimination.
Archway is a specialist sexual assault referral centre based in Glasgow. They offer sensitive support, physical examination and counselling from experts experienced in helping those who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
You will be supported to choose which services you wish to access. You do not have to talk to the police if you don't want to. Archway can provide emergency contraception, test for pregnancy and refer you for sexual health screening if you wish.
Telephone: 0141 211 8175.
Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland provides crisis support for anyone in Scotland affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. They also provide the Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline. The Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone or email. The helpline can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services if you need longer-term support.
Rape Crisis Glasgow
Rape Crisis Glasgow provides a free and confidential support service to women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse.
The service offers:
- A free telephone helpline which is open seven days a week
- An instant message facility
- Email support
- Face-to-face support with trained support workers
- Group support
- A drop-in service each Wednesday
- Evening and weekend appointments
Rape Crisis Centre
30 Bell Street
Glasgow G1 1LG
South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre (Dumfries)
South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre provides support to women, men and children.
The service offers:
- Emotional Support
- Group work in educational/community settings around the prevention of sexual violence.
South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre
1a Irving Street
Dumfries DG1 1EL
Telephone: 01387 253113
If you have experienced sexual violence, whether recently or in the past, you can report it to the Police. In Scotland, definitions of rape and sexual assault are provided by the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. If you want to report a crime directly to the Police directly, you can call the Police non-emergency number 101. If it is an emergency dial 999 and advise that you need to report a sexual assault and would like to speak to one of their specially trained officers.
Further information on reporting to the police can be found at Police Scotland: Advice for Victims of Sexual Crimes.
Help for boys and men who have been raped or sexually abused. They offer web and SMS chat support.
Speak Out Scotland
Help for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Telephone: 0141 332 9326
Scottish Women’s Aid
Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. There are 36 local Women’s Aid branches in Scotland.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Freephone: 0800 027 1234 (24hrs)
Support for people experiencing domestic abuse in certain areas of Scotland, who identify as men or LGBTQ+.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Scotland
COPFIS have produced Guidance for Victims of Sexual Crimes.
Glasgow Samaritans Tel: 0141 248 4488
National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call).
Free and confidential support organisation.
Breathing Space offer a free and confidential phone service. There in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and providing information.
Women's Support Project
The Women's Support Project provides comprehensive information about a wide range of organisations that can provide information and support to victims of rape and sexual assault.