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Who we are:

Treetops SARC is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

We offer medical care, emotional support and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

The Crisis Worker team at Treetops SARC provide independent advocacy and support with practical matters, can introduce you to other support services, for example Rape Crisis and Victim Support, as well as providing confidential telephone advice.

Depending on the type of assault and when it happened, we can offer a Forensic Medical Examination to collect evidence. The examination is important because we want to look after your medical needs as well as collecting forensic evidence. You may be at risk of pregnancy or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s); we can help you accessing emergency contraception and support you in getting appropriate medical care.

The service we provide is free to access and confidential. We will only share your details with other services or agencies with your consent unless there is a concern that you or anyone else is at risk of serious harm.

We have a legal duty to share information with other services if you are under 18, we can also offer support from a Young Person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (YPISVA) to ensure you receive the best possible care. The Young Person’s ISVA can offer emotional and practical support, advocacy and assistance with health appointments and attend meetings with clients after their initial visit to the SARC.

We are in a discreet and secure location with onsite parking.

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.