Domestic abuse

Support if you have experienced sexual violence

Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC)

SBRCC provides a free, inclusive, non-judgemental and confidential service for survivors who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. This can include rape, non-consensual image sharing, unwanted touching and kissing. 

They offer emotional and practical support, information and advocacy for survivors of any age, race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ability or religion/cultural background. They provide a range a services, including:

  • Sunrise - for self-identifying female survivors from 18+.
  • Unity - for anyone aged 12-18 of any gender/gender identity.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCS)

The SARCS service is provided by NHS Scotland to support anyone in the days following a rape or sexual assault.

This can include arranging for you to have a forensic medical examination (FME) without making a report to the police or referring you to a local healthcare professional.

Please visit the NHS Inform - SARCS webpages to find out more.