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SOS Rape Crisis is a specialist service that is dedicated to supporting women and children who have survived sexual abuse and violence. SOS Rape Crisis also support male victims. SOS Rape Crisis provides confidential and non-judgemental support for survivors of any form of sexual abuse that has occurred at any time in their lives – whether it has happened recently, a long time ago or is still happening. SOS Rape Crisis supports survivors who live in the area of Southend-on-Sea, Rochford or Castle Point.  If you are a survivor that lives outside of these areas – please click here to find your nearest Rape Crisis Centre. We are also able to provide confidential support and advice supporters to survivors such as parents and partners. What is sexual abuse? Sexual abuse is a term used to describe any kind of unwanted sexual behaviour. What does sexual abuse include?

  • Rape
  • Gang Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Ritual Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Exposure to Pornography
  • Trafficking
  • Prostitution
  • Porn/Sexual Entertainment Industry
  • Gang Issues
  • ‘Honour’ Based Abuse
  • Forced Marriage
  • Genital Mutilation
  • Sexualised Behaviour in Children

The abuse may have happened recently or many years ago and may have involved a stranger or someone you trusted – such as a partner, a relative, a friend or a colleague.

SOS Rape Crisis have specialist sexual abuse support services that can aid your recovery.


  • Information and Advice Telephone support available between 09:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday.
  • Women’s support and Advocacy 18 year+.
  • Specialist Counselling Service
  • Young Person’s Service including 1:1 counselling for girls and young men as well as therapeutic group support.
  • SOS Rape Crisis also support male victims.
  • Operate flexible hours to meet the needs of victims with appointments between 8 am and 7 pm Monday to Friday

We are a victim-focused organisation and as such we do not accept referrals for anyone who is subject (the suspect) to an ongoing police investigation for sexual or violent offences, or for anyone who we believe may pose a risk of harm to others.

Referral Form For Organisations
Self-Referral Form
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SOS Rape Crisis policy is not to provide support to people who disclose, or have been accused of or investigated for sexual or violent offences.  However, in exceptional circumstances, the centre may decide to offer support to clients who fall into this category.   Decisions on whether support will be offered will be made on a case-by-case basis, and will be at the discretion of the centre.

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