Everyone has the right to say 'no' to sex on any occasion and under any circumstances. Sexual assault is any kind of sexual activity that you do not agree to.

If you have been sexually assaulted or raped, please remember it is not your fault. You do not have to tell anyone about the assault if you don’t want to, but you should seek medical advice as soon as possible as you may be at risk of a sexually transmitted infection or pregnancy.

The following free, confidential services can help:

  • Sexual assault referral centre – a 24-hour one-stop specialist service where you can receive medical care and counselling.
  • any iCaSH hub 
  • your local hospital A&E department.
  • your doctor
  • national organisations such as Rape Crisis.