Rape And Sexual Abuse Support Centre, RASASC, Guildford Surrey Counselling, helplines, groups, ISVA and support for men and women
Rape And Sexual Abuse Support Centre, RASASC, Guildford SurreyCounselling, helplines, groups, ISVA and support for men and women

ADVICE GUIDES

We produce advice and guidance leaflets of various kinds, not just to promote public awareness but also to provide specific help for those in individual circumstances of need.

 

We hope the Advice Guides below will assist any survivor (or their partner) who might be unsure about seeking support, and enable a better public understanding of the scale and depth of problems that survivors continue to suffer long after the initial damage of rape or sexual abuse.

Recent Sexual Trauma Guide

Advice (including medical) for immediate survivors of sexual attack or abuse. Considered essential material to know, regardless of circumstance.



Partner Advice Guide

Life can be tough for any partner of a victim.

Partner support is never easy - here are guidelines on how best to handle the situation.

 

Telling Children Guide

Sexual abuse is not easy to discuss - read how (and why) parents, guardians and teachers should explain the topic to children, albeit with care and sensitivity. 

 

Male Survivors Guide

Society expects men to be strong enough to look after themselves, making it twice as difficult for male rape or abuse victims to recover from events. We offer help to male survivors.

 

Panic Attacks Guide

If 'panic attacks' are preventing you from being able to do the things you want to do, our advice for coping with panic onsets describes how to control, manage and ultimately overcome such feelings.

 

Sleep Difficulties / Nightmares Guide

Victims often suffer many months of occasional nightmares and other long-term sleep problems. Our guidance can aid a victim and help their partner's understanding of the prolonged aftermath.

 

Rape Sentencing

The maximum sentence is life. The minimum is also custodial. Our article explaining rape sentencing in England & Wales seeks to provide clarify about an emotive (and often misunderstood) issue.

 

Compensation Guide

2008 brought a new judicial ruling enabling financial compensation for many past victims.  http://www.justice.gov.uk/victims-and-witnesses/cica for up to date information .

 

Rape or sexual abuse overseas

Advice on what to do if you suffer rape or sexual abuse overseas.

Audio Podcasts are available to listen to in the "About Us" section.