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An Garda Síochána: 999 or 112
You can contact An Garda Síochána if you are a victim of, or witness sexual violence and wish to report the incident.
If it is an emergency, contact 999 or 112.
You may also contact your local station in person or by telephone. Find your local station »
For more information on what happens when you report an incident of sexual crime to the Garda – click this link »
National Rape Crisis Centre 24-hour helpline- 1 800 77 8888
You can contact the national 24-hour rape crisis helpline to speak with a trained telephone counsellor. This service offers free and confidential support and is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can also put you in touch with your local rape crisis centre.
You can contact a rape crisis centre to get advice and support if you are impacted by a incident of rape or sexual assault as a victim or as someone who has been disclosed to by a friend, partner or family member.
To find your local rape crisis centre, you can also visit this link »
Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU)
SATUs are a free service that can provide you with a health check and forensic exam by forensic nurses and doctors. You can contact your local SATU 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can either contact the SATU directly, or if you will be connected through the Garda or a Rape Crisis Centre if you have already reported to them.
To find your local SATU click here »
Your University will have support services for you to contact for advice and support if you have been impacted by sexual violence. You can find the contact information on your university’s student services website.
You can contact Hotline.ie to confidentially and anonymously report suspected illegal content, such as an incident of image based sexual abuse.
You can report an incident here »
Speak Out is an online and anonymous reporting tool available for students and staff to disclose incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour/control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape in Irish higher education institutions. You will be able to provide information on when the incident took place, what type of behaviour occurred, and whether you have sought support. Following the completion of the reporting tool, Speak Out will also help you to find other supports and reporting options, should you wish to use them.
Speak Out is being rolled out at higher education institutions this year, and each institution will have its own URL for students and staff to report the incident.
Check with your Student Services to see if this tool is available on your campus.
Finding Your Way After Sexual Violence guide
A guide to options and supports after rape, sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence in Ireland, from Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.
Finding Your Way after Sexual Violence Guide – click here »
Visit Stalking.ie »
Nexus NI is the leading organisation within Northern Ireland supporting individuals impacted by sexual abuse and abusive relationships.
Visit Nexus NI »
Helping Survivors’s goal is to help people who have been impacted by sexual assault and abuse get the resources and assistance they need and deserve. This service, located in the United States, contains a wealth of information for survivors – including survivors of child sexual abuse.
Helping Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – click here »