It’s just happened or it’s still happening
If you have just experienced abuse, the first priority is to make sure you are safe. Is there a friend or family member you can go to where you would feel safe? Can you get there or get help to get there?
We’re here for you when you’re in a safe place and ready to speak to us. Call 999 if you can’t get to safety quickly.
Once you are safe
We have different services depending on what you feel is right for you. This includes emotional support and advice on talking to the police if you feel you want to report the abuse.
If you’re under 13 years of age
If you’re younger than 13 and have experienced abuse or are experiencing abuse, then there is a specialist service that can help you.
Other ways to get help
Many survivors find that talking to some such as a GP as the first step to understanding what has happened and discussing options.
You can talk to Victim Support for free and confidential support, regardless of whether you have reported the abuse.
Victim Support Scotland website: https://victimsupport.scot/contact/
Reporting a crime
If you are not in any immediate danger and you want to report your abuse, call 111.
It happened when I was a child
We know that childhood sexual abuse can have an impact on adult life. We offer support to women and girls who have experienced childhood abuse in the past. Our specially trained staff are here to listen, support and advise without judgement. You will be believed. We help you to cope, survive and ultimately move on from what happened to you.
If you’re ready to talk, we’re here for you.
There are many emotions and feelings that you might experience as a survivor of childhood abuse. We know that trauma has a different impact on different people. There are no rules on what you should feel and experience. We’ll help you understand your feelings and provide you with coping mechanisms to help you in your everyday life.