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SOS Rape Crisis – Who We Are


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 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.

Our services…

  • Information and Support Telephone Helpline
  • 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.
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