Professional Referral

If you would like to make a referral on behalf of a client into SARC Support:

  • Please ensure you have consent from the client
  • Call us 24/7 on 03333 44 8283
  • Or, complete the online professional referral form below

Due to the time restrictions of some interventions, we recommend seeking advice on 03333 44 8283 when supporting a victim of a recent rape or sexual assault (within last 7 days).

Client information is confidential and will transfer directly to the SARC case management system, only accessible to specially trained SARC staff.

Following an online referral, a SARC Support Coordinator will be in touch with the client by their preferred contact method at a time between 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 10am and 2pm weekends and bank holidays. Where possible contact will be attempted at their suggested time and date.


(Between 9:00-20:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00-14:00 on Weekends and bank holidays)


(Between 9:00-20:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00-14:00 on Weekends and bank holidays)

Find your local SARC

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Teesside provides 24/7 support to anyone who has experienced rape and other sexual offences, whether this has happened recently or in the past.

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SARC Northumberland Tyne & Wear opened in September 1991 to provide a free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for women (aged 16 and over at the time of the assault) who have been subjected to an attack of a sexual nature.

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The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre aims to provide a sensitive and comprehensive service to residents of County Durham and Darlington who have experienced rape or sexual assault.

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The staff are really helpful and lovely they could not have done more

Female, 35, Police Interview

Brilliant, could not of got through this tough time without all the help from staff. Thank you for everything

Male, 20, Support Session

They were lovely and made me feel comfortable. Out of hours staff were lovely as well. Talked to me and made me feel at ease and safe

Female, 18, Medical Examination, Police Interview

Excellent, very supportive, listened and gave good advice. A massive thank you to the staff for being so supportive with my daughter and myself at this traumatic time for her. You do an excellent job.

Female, 47, Medical Examination, Police Interview
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