This page is aimed at Professionals working within agencies such as Health and Social Care, Local Authorities and the Public Sector who may wish to refer into the SARC, or familiarise themselves with our services. If you would like further information or training from the Herts SARC team, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0808 178 4448.
The Herts SARC, (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) offers a range of support services to anyone aged 13 or over, within the Hertfordshire area, who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence, either recently or in the past.
Clients can refer themselves without having to involve the Police, it is not necessary for a report to have been made in order to access our services. We can also, with a client's permission, take initial referrals from other professionals such as, but not limited to GP's, A&E Depts. and Sexual Health Clinics.
We also work alongside Hertfordshire Police to support any clients who have chosen to report to the Police.
Services for 12's and Under
Any referrals for Children aged 13 and under should be directed through Children's Services for Hertfordshire on 0330 123 4043. Referrals will be directed through the joint Child Protection Team and a Strategy Meeting will determine the course of action to be taken.
This video from the CSA Centre, offers a good overview of the medical examination in CSA cases. Please take a look to learn more.
The Herts SARC holds Open Days, which allow professionals from various agencies to attend the SARC, where they will receive a tour following the journey of our clients, understand the roles of the team throughout the process and network with other professionals. If you would like to attend an open day, please get in touch using the Contact Us page.