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Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Sometimes referred to as SARC or Treetops)

Please visit the service website here.

The service provides a supportive environment for victims of rape or sexual assault. Specially trained female crisis workers who will be available to you from the moment you contact Treetops. They can provide emotional support and explain all the options that may be available to you. They will support you in whatever decisions you make and provide information on other support services in your area. If you are not sure if you want to report to the police, they can talk this through with you.

A forensic medical examination by a specialist doctor may be appropriate. This examination will be carried out as sympathetically as possible, and can be undertaken whether the police are involved or not. The examination may include, where appropriate, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception and referral to sexual health services for STI testing.

The crisis worker can refer you to an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) who is based near to your address. The ISVA for young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is based at the SARC. Police interview facilities are available. Most of all - we will listen to you.

Full service description

Please visit the service website here.

Contact Information

03001236616

The Treetops Centre, Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3EP

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: FreedomOfInformation@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 023 8029 6911/22

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.