What To Do If You Have Recently Been Raped

If you have just been raped you may still be in shock. Many people are not sure what to do next. Try to remain as calm as possible so you can make decisions that are best for you.

Here are some basic steps you can take:

Get Safe

The first and most important thing is that you are as safe as possible.


No matter what happened or who the attacker was, always try to remember that it was not your fault. It doesn’t matter what you did or didn’t do, the responsibility lies with the perpetrator.

Take Action:

If possible, get to a safe place such as the home of a friend or family member that you trust.

Seek confidential medical help (trained nurses offering support, contraception, STI checks) at Hackenthorpe Lodge