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Rape Crisis Scotland

WORKING TO
END
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

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Phone the free Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Every day, 6pm to midnight

Publications

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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RCS Helpline leaflet
RCS Helpline leaflet

What is sexual violence?
What can the RCS Helpline do for me?
How can I get in touch?

This leaflet answers these questions and more.

RCS Annual Report 2014
RCS Annual Report 2014

A report on what has been happening within Rape Crisis Scotland during 2013-14. This highlights among other developments the impact made during the first six months of Rape Crisis Scotland's Sexual Violence Prevention Project, an increase in the number of people supported by rape crisis centres, and Rape Crisis Scotland's involvement in some key legal developments.

Rape Crisis News Issue 11
Rape Crisis News Issue 11

This issue celebrates courage and resilience in the aftermath of sexual violence as well as the power of mutual support, creativity, education and campaigning for change.

Publication: RCS News

Rape Crisis News Issue 12
Rape Crisis News Issue 12

This issue is dedicated to Prevention initiatives and looks at a range of projects, initiatives and resources which aim to challenge and change deep-rooted cultural elements which allow violence against women and children to thrive.

Publication: RCS News

RCS Annual Report 2013
RCS Annual Report 2013

A report on what has been happening within Rape Crisis Scotland during 2012-13. This highlights among other developments a significant increase in the number of contacts made with the Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline, and introduces the new national prevention work initiative.

Rape or sexual assault abroad
Rape or sexual assault abroad

This leaflet is intended for survivors who have been attacked overseas.  The leaflet is written from 2 perspectives: that of a survivor who reported whilst still overseas but has subsequently returned to Scotland and that of a survivor who, having returned to Scotland, wishes to report an attack that happened abroad.

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.

Publication:

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.

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