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Rape Crisis Scotland


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The list below shows some useful publications both from Rape Crisis Scotland and from other organisations. You can browse through these publications using the list on the right hand side of this page. We have categorised them by publication type, as well as a tagging system to help you find what you are looking for.

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Asylum-seeking women, violence and health
Asylum-seeking women, violence and health

Asylum-Seeking Women, Violence & Health: Results from a Pilot Study in Scotland and Belgium, 2009

Publication: Reports

Consultation on criminalising the purchase of sex in Scotland: RCS response

The response RCS submitted to the consultation on criminalizing the purchase of sex in Scotland.

Publication: Resources

The pros and cons of providing dedicated sexual violence services: a literature review

Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) commissioned this literature review in the context of considering the extent to which the national RCS helpline is integrated with local rape crisis centres in Scotland.

This is connected to development work by RCS to clearly specify how the organisation, national and locally, supports survivors of sexual violence and how that might be quality assured. This is important for ensuring high quality services but also for considering future funding in a context of reduced resources and in which other organisations, generic and specialist, also support survivors of sexual violence.

The review considers the pros and cons of providing dedicated sexual violence services. It also summarises information about the nature of sexual violence; the response in Scotland; and what survivors want.

Support for survivors of sexual violence: the rape crisis response

This report outlines the findings of a review into rape crisis services in Scotland. The review considered the nature of the rape crisis support services available to survivors, the effectiveness of these services and gaps in current provision.

Publication: Reports

‘It’s the difference between having quality of life and not’

‘It’s the difference between having quality of life and not’ : Support for survivors of sexual violence: the Rape Crisis response

Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS), the national office for the network of centres in Scotland, provides a national helpline and email support for anyone (aged 13 and over) affected by sexual violence. The 13 autonomous local member centres (rape crisis centres/RCCs) support women who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. Some centres support men who have experienced sexual violence. RCCs also support families and friends of survivors and are a source of information for agencies such as health, housing and social work. All centres and the national helpline are working towards agreed national service standards published in 2012.

In 2012 RCS commissioned an evaluation of support provided by the national helpline and local centres which included an assessment of the extent to which the national helpline and local rape crisis centres provide integrated support to survivors. The evaluation included interviews with local centres and survivors who described the support they received and the difference this made to them. This paper summarises some key points from the evaluation, particularly the feedback from survivors; and an accompanying literature review which looked at the pros and cons of providing dedicated sexual violence services.


RCS Annual Report 2012
RCS Annual Report 2012

A report on what has been happening within Rape Crisis Scotland during 2012. This contains the most detailed statistical information published by us to date on the nature and extent sexual violence experienced by survivors contacting rape crisis centres in Scotland.

Staying Afloat
Staying Afloat

Supporting male survivors of sexual violence

Publication: Leaflets

UNISON Harassment At Work Guide

UNISON believes that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work. Harassment of any kind prevents this happening and should not be tolerated in the workplace. Harassment is a major problem in many workplaces, affecting millions of workers. Work related harassment can be based on prejudice and discriminatory attitudes. Any such behaviour can have a devastating effect on an individual, affecting both their work performance and/or their personal life.

Harassment has no place in work and we want to see all forms of harassment challenged and eliminated. This guide can be used by branches to negotiate policies which prevent, tackle and deal with incidences of harassment in the workplace.

Publication: Leaflets

Bullying and harassment: ACAS Guidance for Employees

Bullying and harassment of any kind are in no-one’s interest and should not be tolerated in the workplace, but if you are being bullied or harassed it can be difficult to know what to do about it.
This leaflet:
• gives employees1 basic information about bullying and harassment
• summarises the responsibilities of employers
• outlines some of the options open to you
• points you to sources of further information and advice.

Publication: Leaflets

Rape Crisis News Issue 10
Rape Crisis News Issue 10

This issue of Rape Crisis News looks at campaigning and activism against sexual violence.

Publication: RCS News

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