The Rowan centre can give you support whether you report the crime to the police or not.
The Rowan centre can:
No matter when the abuse happened to you, you can contact the Rowan Centre. Even if the abuse happened years ago, they can still offer you support.
They have a free helpline.
You can phone them on: 0800 389 4424
You can phone the 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Helpline any time if you want to talk to someone about what happened. The person on the phone is trained to offer advice and support.
You can phone them on: 0808 802 1414
Victim Support NI can give you support whether you report the crime to the police or not. If you do decide to report the crime, victim support can help you understand the police process.
They can support you if you:
If you decide to speak to the police an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) can help you through the process.
Provide you with information on the criminal justice process and what you can expect if you report to the police.
Give you information on health services and attend appointments with you if you wish
Help you to think about your safety and what can be done to improve your safety.
Listen to your experiences and give you emotional support
If you decide to speak to the police, a registered intermediary will meet you and find out how you like to communicate.
They will be there with you when you talk to the police. They can help you understand questions. They can help explain your answers to the police.
For more information on support for people who have experienced sexual abuse please see Section 8 - Further Information