Our Survivors Abroad Service
We’re here to help you if you have experienced a rape or sexual assault abroad and are still overseas.
Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis help the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to provide initial support to any UK national who has experienced rape or sexual assault abroad. Our live online support service gives women and girls aged 13 and over access to UK-based support wherever you are. We also help family and friends of survivors.
Our free and confidential Survivors Abroad Connect Live phone and messenger service is available:
Every day: 11.00 – 14.00 UK time
Monday – Thursday also: 17.30 – 19.30 UK time
Access the Survivors Abroad service:
For information on the support available by the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office in the country you are in – please see here.
Advice and support from the UK Government
If you’re still abroad, we recommend you get advice and assistance from the local British embassy, high commission, or consulate. They can help you get any medical assistance you need. They’ll also help you if you’re thinking about reporting a rape or sexual assault. They’ll be able to provide you with basic information and guidance about the local legal system and provide someone to go with you if you decide to go to police. UK-based rape crisis centres, included Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis, can’t provide advocacy, legal advice or information to anyone outside the UK or provide any legal representation.
Find the nearest embassy, high commission or consulate where you are on the UK Government website.
Call the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in London on +44 (0)20 7008 5000.
Find out more about the support UK nationals can receive from the UK Government here.
When you get home
When you get back to the UK, we can connect you with your local specialist service to make sure you continue to receive support. If you live in the Glasgow and Clyde area, we’ll continue to provide the support you need.
Help from other UK-based services
If you would prefer to contact a support service in the UK area you are from or another specialist support organisation, you can do that too. Here are some of the organisations who can help.
Rape Crisis England and Wales
Freephone 0808 802 9999 (12pm to 3:30pm and 7pm to 9:30pm)
Survivors UK supports and provides resources for men who have experienced any form of sexual violence. Their national webchat service for men and their families, partners and friends is open seven days a week and can be accessed on their website.
Whatsapp: 07491 816064
Tel: 0203 5983898 is this phone number available abroad?
Galop supports LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called ‘conversion therapies’, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s getting to you. They listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles, helping you think more clearly about your options.
Tel: 116 123 is this phone number/service available abroad?