Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Hertfordshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is  an Independent, supportive service for people over the age of 13 that have experienced a form of sexual abuse, whether that be rape, sexual exploitation, grooming or sexual assault.

Through the SARC, people can access an ISVA – Independent Sexual Violence Advisor. The role of an ISVA to give independent information and support so victims can make the right decisions for them on how they want to move forwards.

Through the SARC – people that have experienced sexual abuse recently and are unsure as to whether they want to report to the police can meet a nurse and have a forensic medical examination, any forensics gained would then be stored for an amount of time to give victims an opportunity to consider what they would like to do regarding reporting to the police. For information on this and to discuss further – please call the SARC ASAP after you have been a victim of a sexual assault on 0808 178 4448