If you require help and support relating to a sexual offence please call our 24/7 Crisis Support Service on 03333448283. 

The North East SARC-support service provides 24 hour crisis intervention and support for anyone who has experienced a sexual offence, regardless of when the offence occurred or whether the incident was reported to the police or not. Crisis support workers will outline the options available and provide support throughout any subsequent process. The crisis workers will also provide help to gain access to local specialist service providers. 

In an emergency always dial 999. 

For any other matters and during office hours Mon to Fri 9 to 5 contact on 0191 2219222

Alternatively we can be emailed via: - [email protected]  

The Centres

Sexual Assault is a terrifying, humiliating and traumatic experience.

Many women and men experience difficulties coming to terms with what has happened, carrying on with their everyday life afterwards.

R.E.A.C.H. offers helps to men and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted, aged 16 or over when the assault occurred. Please contact us for details of our full remit and for information of all of the services we offer.  If you do not meet our remit, we can provide details of alternative services that could help you.

The centres are staffed by people who are experienced in dealing with the effects of rape and sexual assault. They will be happy to help you whether or not you wish to report to the police.

If you do decide to report to the police, advice and help will be available

R.E.A.C.H is able to offer victims of rape or serious sexual assault, who do not wish to make a formal complaint of crime to the Police, the opportunity to receive support in two ways:- 

  1. Access to a forensic medical examination - a fully trained "chaperone" is available to assist the victim
  2. Practical support from one of our team of ISVA's (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) who can help with any issues you may be experiencing.


Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

We offer face-to-face confidential counselling, telephone helpline, email support and specialist information.

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) is a charity that provides services to women and girls over the age of 13 who live, work or study in Tyneside and Northumberland. We do that through Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre and Grace Northumberland Rape Crisis.

For women who need to talk to someone about rape or sexual abuse please call our helpline on 0800 035 2794

We are completely independent of the criminal justice system including the police and we provide free, confidential support, information and counselling to women who have experienced sexual violence.

We won’t judge, we don’t criticise, we listen. Find out more about our services.

We provide free, safe, professional support and information for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.