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Sexual Abuse Information


The Willows

Ayrshire residents who have experienced rape or sexual assault (within the last seven days), will have the option of accessing healthcare and forensic medical examination services locally from our new bespoke facility at The Willows in Prestwick.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, we are here to help.

We are made up of a team of experts trained in caring for people who have been sexually assaulted or raped.

If the assault took place in the last seven days, we can provide clinical care. You can access this with or without the support of the police, who can be contacted on 101. If you wish to speak to a member of our team without the support of the police, please visit nhsinform.scot/SARCS.

In the West of Scotland, you have options on which centre you can attend and whether you want to involve the police or not.

Click on the links below to find out more information.

If you are in danger or require urgent medical attention, please dial 999.

Rape Crisis Scotland supports people who have been raped or sexually assaulted any time after the assault.

Rape and Sexual Abuse

If you have experienced rape or sexual abuse then the following services can help you:

Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland supports people who have been raped or sexually assaulted any time after the assault.

Women’s Aid

Scottish Women’s Aid  offer support and accommodation for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.

For North Ayrshire  

87-89 New Street, Stevenston, KA20 3HD
Tel: 01294 602424
E-mail: admin@nawomensaid.co.uk

For East Ayrshire

10 Croft Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1JB
Tel: 01563 536001
E-mail: info@eastayrshirewomensaid.org.uk

For South Ayrshire

6 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AY
Tel: 01294 266482
E-mail: support@sawamail.org.uk

Star Centre

STAR Centre Ayrshire offers free and confidential support to anyone, of any ethnicity, aged 13+ who has experienced sexual violence.

Contact the Star Centre by calling 01563 544686 or email admin@starcentreayrshire.org


SurvivorsUK runs the National Male Survivors Online Helpline; a webchat and SMS service for men, boys and non-binary people who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives. They are also there for family, friends, allies and loved ones supporting a survivor in their lives.


Roshni is an organisation working extensively with minority ethnic communities and partners across Scotland.

Ethnic Survivors Forum

Ethnic Survivors Forum  offers culturally sensitive support services for minority ethnic adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse residents in Scotland (16+).

North and East Ayrshire

Break the Silence offer a range of tailored, professional support options in North and East Ayrshire for people affected by childhood sexual trauma.

South Ayrshire

Moving on Ayrshire provide free confidential counselling services for survivors of sexual abuse and rape in South Ayrshire.

My Body Back – West of Scotland

My Body Back offers cervical screening (smear tests) for people who have experienced rape or sexual violence and are due or overdue for their smear test. Click here for further information on how to book an appointment.


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