Rape & Sexual Violence

If this is something that you are affected by, either because you have been personally affected or you are supporting a friend or family member, we hope that you will be able to access the right support for you. Everyone copes in there own way, and it is important that survivors of sexual violence are able to decide the best way forward for themselves.

Referral Pathway and Guidance for University of Warwick Students

This pathway is aimed to provide clear guidance and resources for everyone on campus to help survivors of sexual violence understand their options and where to get appropriate support. Sexual Assault Pathway PDF

Resources Leaflet

If you want a list of places to get advice and support please download our information sheet. Need Help Contacts

Unsure What to Do?
If having looked at the pathway you are unsure who to speak to then you can contact either Student Support or SU Advice Centre and speak to someone about your options and where to get help:

Other Resources and Places to get support:

Blue Sky Centre

Provides support, including medical care and optional police intervention, for recent survivors of sexual violence in the local area. It is staffed 24/7 365 days of the year.

  • BlueSky Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) that provides support to recent (within the last 7 days) and historic survivors of sexual violence in Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • It is a single location where any victim of Rape or Serious Assault will receive medical care, police intervention (if you choose to report the crime) and various other support services.
  • The SARC will usually be staffed during normal working hours but will be available for use via a call-out system on a 24/7 basis 365 days of the year.

Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (CRASAC)

  • Provides free and confidential support including, counselling, information, and advocacy for all survivors who have experienced sexual abuse of any kind in their life. Also provides ISVA service which provides support throughout criminal justice process.
  • CRASAC offer a free and confidential service that provides support, counselling, information and advocacy for all survivors who have experienced any kind of sexual abuse of any kind at any time in their life. Counselling can also be provided to parents/carers/partners and supporters of survivors. All of staff and volunteers are self-defining women and they provide safe spaces. Their helpline and ISVA services are also available to men and boys.
  • CRASAC responds to people in their self-defined gender rather than in the gender assigned to them at birth.They conduct regular service reviews to assess how accessible and inclusive their service is and continue to provide training and resources to staff on gender and sexuality diversity. In addition to having an LGBT+ representative.
  • CRASAC also offers effective and appropriate interpretation for clients with language barriers. In addition, CRASAC reaches out to people who cannot reach in due to barriers by providing outreach support for BAMER communities.

Rape Crisis England

  • This is a national charity and umbrella body for their network of independent rape crisis organisations. Their wesite has lots of useful information and can help you find local organisations that can give guidance.
  • Contact
  • Web: rapecrisis.org.uk
  • Link to help find nearest Rape Crisis Centre: rapecrisis.org.uk
  • Tel: Freephone 0808 802 9999
  • Open: 12-2.30pm & 7-9.30pm every day, 3-5.30pm weekdays

University Counselling Service information page.