Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC) offers practical and emotional support and information to all women and girls over 12 years old in the Scottish Borders who have experienced rape or sexual violence at anytime in their lives.
Our services are free, confidential and non-judgemental.
We support survivors who identify as women, irrespective of religion, race, age, sexual orientation or disability.
We can offer emotional and practical support by telephone or email to non-offending partners, family members and friends who are often unsure of how to deal with what has happened. We can support you through this difficult time.
You are not to blame for what happened. Sexual violence is what happens when someone does not consent to a sexual act. Sexual violence can happen to anyone, no one ever deserves or asks for it to happen.
We actively participate in the Scottish Borders Violence Against Women Partnership it is a multi-agency approach to addressing violence and abuse against women and girls. We want to ensure that who access our services know that they will be valued, included and supported.
Anyone who has experienced sexual violence needs to be listened to and believed, whether they have just been attacked, or are talking about events that happened some time ago. Sexual violence is what happens when someone does not consent to a sexual act. There are many different kinds of sexual violence and it can happen to anyone. No one ever deserves or asks for it to happen.
Volunteer Support Workers are trained to a high standard and provide support and information to women and girls who have experienced rape and other forms of sexual violence. All our volunteers receive continuous personal development training in-house and from external agencies.