01702 667590 INFO@SOSRC.ORG.UK


email: info@sosrc.org.uk | call: 01702 667590


SOS Rape Crisis is a specialist service that is dedicated to supporting women, men, transgender persons, young people, and children, who have survived sexual abuse and violence in Southend, Castle Point, and Rochford. If you are a survivor that lives outside of these areas but still in Essex please click here to find your nearest centre. If you live in any other areas of the England and Wales please click here.

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.


  • Helpline 24 hours a day voicemail. A Rape Crisis Worker will ring you back within 48 working hours – 01702 303232
  • Women and Men’s Support and Advocacy
  • 18+ years (ISVA) Specialist Counselling Service
  • Young Person’s Service including 1:1 counselling for girls and young men as well as therapeutic group support.
  • 17 years and under Advocacy Support (CHISVA) Operate flexible hours to meet the needs of victims with appointments between 8 am and 7 pm Monday to Friday
  • Specialist Under 11’s Play Therapy


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.


We work with a holistic empowerment model and offer alternative therapies and creative groups such us:

Rape Crisis England & Wales – Live Chat Helpline

The Rape Crisis England & Wales Live Chat Helpline is a free, confidential service for women and girls whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. 

The Live Chat Helpline operators are there to listen and offer emotional support for up to 45 minutes. You can talk about what happened to you, how you feel, and any difficulties you are facing.

To access the service, or find out more information, including opening times, please visit rapecrisis.org.uk


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.