Support for Sexual Abuse

Local support services and campaigns in Sheffield if you have experienced sexual abuse, harassment, or assault

Hackenthorpe Lodge – offers free support and practical help to anyone in South Yorkshire who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse. People are directed to Hackenthorpe Lodge as the first point of support following rape / sexual assault, especially if you are considering making a report to the Police.

Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (SRASAC) – works to support recovery from the emotional and psychological distress caused by trauma from rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse/exploitation whenever it happened in a persons’ life. The service also providers Independent Sexual Violence Advisors.

IDAS (Independant Domestic Abuse Service) – specialist charity supporting anyone in Sheffield experiencing or affected by sexual violence / abuse in a domestic abuse context.

Know The Line – Campaign addressing sexual harassment and violence in public places in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

Young Women’s Housing Project – Specialist service offering supported accommodation and therapeutic provision to young women aged 16-25 years and their children, who have been affected by sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and intimate partner abuse.

Vida Sheffield – voluntary sector organisation offering specialist therapeutic services and training to work towards the vision of life without domestic and sexual abuse, and in particular violence against women and girls.

Saffron – offer a free counselling and psychotherapy service to women in Sheffield who have experienced trauma or abuse.