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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 their 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 aims 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

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 the SU Advice Centre:

Other resources and places to get support:

Blue Sky Centre

  • 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 is available for use via a call-out system on a 24/7 basis 365 a year.
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  • Email:
  • Tel: 0800 9700371
  • Location:George Eliot Hospital,College Street
    Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ

Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (CRASAC)

  • CRASAC offer a free and confidential service that provides support, counselling, information and advocacy for all survivors who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their life. Counselling can also be provided to parents/carers/partners and supporters of survivors. All 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, they have an LGBT+ representative.
  • CRASAC also offers effective and appropriate interpretation for clients with language barriers. In addition, CRASAC reaches out to people in BAME communities.

Rape Crisis England

  • This is a national charity and umbrella body for their network of independent rape crisis organisations. Their website has lots of useful information and can help you find local organisations which can give guidance.
  • Web:
  • Link to help find nearest Rape Crisis Centre:
  • Tel: Freephone 0808 802 9999
  • Open: 12-2:30pm & 7-9:30pm every day, 3-5:30pm weekends