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Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services

We offer confidential, professional support to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in Devon.

It doesn’t matter if the abuse took place yesterday or twenty years ago, we are here to help. We are excellent listeners and we will always believe you.

We provide specialist support online, in person or by phone. Alongside this we can also give unbiased information on what your options and rights are and can help you make an informed decision about your next steps.

Referrals update

Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services have taken the incredibly difficult decision to implement a temporary pause on taking new referrals for specialist support, therapy and EMDR from the 4th of March 2024 for three months. This is as a result of the charity continuing to see increased demand for support over and above our capacity. We will continue to support the hundreds of people we are currently supporting and those already on our waiting list during this time. Whilst this pause is in place we will continue to work hard to implement our new service transformation plan which we hope will broaden our support offer and assist with demand going forward. We want to remind everyone that our helpline remains open and can be accessed on 01392 204174 between 1800 and 2100 on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our email service continues to run as normal which can be accessed via support@devonrapecrisis.org.uk. We will be keeping our website and social media channels updated and will provide more information when these waiting lists will open again for new referrals.

Phone our helpline

Our confidential and anonymous helpline and email support services are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 9pm.

Call us on 01392 204174 or email support@devonrapecrisis.org.uk.

If you call outside these times you can leave a message, your name and a safe contact number and we will call you back in the next helpline session.

Or you can call the 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line on 0808 500 2222 at any time.

Or you can use their online chat facility – just click here.

Access Support

You can refer yourself into our services, or someone you know. To find out more click the button below.

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Our Services

Telephone helpline, anonymous e-mail and direct support, EMDR and Group Work.

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Confidential, professional support to survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in Devon.

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We believe nobody should have to cope with rape or sexual abuse alone.

Our support is for all survivors of rape, sexual violence and/or sexual abuse aged 13 and over. We also offer support to the families, friends and partners of those affected by sexual violence.

What our service users say?

Service User

Made me feel safe. Shown that I have control of sessions. I have never had such fantastic support.

Service User

I don't really like to think about how I'd be stuck in the same place now if I hadn't realised and found this service. It has helped so much.

Service User

I can sleep without fear (can't remember the last time I was too scared to sleep for nightmares, doesn't happen anymore!) - I have ways to manage my intrusive thoughts and I feel much less afraid.

COVID-19 update – December 2021

We are now offering some specialist support sessions in person, and the rest online or by phone. Please be assured that we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the rooms we are using adhere to health guidance, which we continue to monitor. The safety of our service users, staff and volunteers is our top priority and we are doing all we can to continue providing services to all.