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Aftermath of Crime

Non-judgemental organisations across the North East and beyond offering support and advice for people involved in the sex industry following the trauma of experiencing violence, sexual assault and/or other crimes.

After a crime: your rights

There should never be any pressure to report a crime to the police, but if you do decide to information here explains your rights and what should happen throughout the investigation.

Arch North East - Archway Project

An ARCHWay ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) is a specialist service that can support people involved in or exploited through the sex industry who have experienced rape or sexual assault. A fully inclusive service which works with anyone aged 18 and over whether you decide to report to police or not.

Telephone: 01642 822331


Telephone: 0800555111

Online contact here.

Manchester Rape Crisis

ISVA, free counselling, survivors social group on first Tuesday of each month between 11am and 2.30pm

Telephone: 0161 273 4500

National Ugly Mugs (NUM)

Provide UK-wide victim support and crime prevention resources for people of all genders who work in the sex industries.

Telephone: 0161 629 9861

R.E.A.C.H – (Rape Examination Advice Counselling Help)

A free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for people (aged 16 and over at the time of the assault) who have been subjected to an attack of a sexual nature.

Telephone: 03333448283

Revenge Porn Helpline

A UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn.

Telephone (helpline): **email only during the COVID-19 crisis

St Mary's Centre (SARC) - (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

Forensic testing, counselling, emergency testing, access to ISVA if they want to report to police

Telephone: 0161 276 6515

Teesside SARC - (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Teesside provides 24/7 support to anyone who has experienced rape and other sexual offences, whether this has happened recently or in the past.

Tel: 0330 2230099 / 01642 061230

The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre

The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre aims to provide a sensitive and comprehensive service to all residents of County Durham and Darlington who have experienced rape or sexual


Tel: 0330 223 0099 / 0191 3009827


Northumbria SARC

Tel: 0330 223 0099 / 01922 929295

(This replaces the information for REACH which is no longer the name for the SARC covering the Northumbria Police region)


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