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The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Tel: 0191 301 8554
Monday - Friday between the hours of 9.00 am - 3.30 pm
(An answer machine is available to leave a message outside these hours)

Durham Constabulary

Tel: 101 (non emegency)
Always dial 999 in an emergency
Web: www.durham.police.uk

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington and County Durham)

Tel: 01325 369933

County Durham and Darlington Sexual Health Services (Genitourinary Medicine and Contraception Services)

Darlington Memorial Hospital: 01325 743203
Bishop Auckland Hospital: 01388 455700
University Hospital North Durham: 0191 333 2660 / 2661

Other Sexual Assult Referral Centres in the North East of England

REACH, Newcastle and Sunderland: 0191 212 1551 www.reachcentres.co.uk
Helen Britton House, Teesside: 01642 737884 www.helenbrittonhouse.co.uk

Samaritans

Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hour helpline)
Web: www.samaritans.org

Rape Crisis Federation

Tel: 0115 900 3560

Crime Stoppers

Tel: 0800 555 111
Web: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Childline

Tel: 0800 1111 (Freephone)
Web: www.childline.org.uk/

NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

Tel: 0800 800 5000
Web: www.nspcc.org.uk

Respond

Tel: 0808 808 0700
Web: www.respond.org.uk
For males and females with learning difficulties

Victim Support National Helpline

Tel: 0845 3030 900
Web: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Survivors UK

Tel: 0845 122 1201
Web: www.survivorsuk.org
Support for males

Rights of Women

Advice line: 020 7251 6577
Sexual violence legal advice line: 020 7251 8887
Web: www.row.org.uk/

Women’s Aid

Tel: 0800 2000 247 (24 hour free phone helpline)
Web: www.womensaid.org.uk
National Domestic Violence Helpline

Gay Advice Darlington

Tel: 01325 355 551

Brook Advisory

Web: www.brook.org.uk/
Free confidential sex advice and contraception for young people.
Centres throughout UK

Suzy Lamplugh Trust - Live Life Safe

For personal safety information www.suzylamplugh.org