If you are in immediate danger, call 999 or 112 if you are in Ireland.

There are many options for reporting an incident and getting support if you have experienced sexual violence, harassment or assault. It may feel daunting to make contact for the first time, however you have the right to report and there are many services available to support you through the process.

Depending on who you are, there are different contacts to reach out to for support. Select the tab below that best describes you for more information on where to get help.

I am a minor

An Garda Síochána: 999 or 112

You can contact An Garda Síochána if you experienced or saw someone experience sexual violence.

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 »

You can call the child sexual abuse phone number for help anytime, and its free: 1800 555 222

Here are some answers to questions you may have about reporting 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 talk to a trained counsellor. It is totally free and confidential and is available to you anytime. They can also connect you with your local rape crisis centre for more help.

You can also contact the helpline or a rape crisis centre if someone you know experienced sexual violence and you need help handling it.

To find your local rape crisis centre, you can also visit this link »

Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU)

SATUs are a free service where you can get a health check and forensic exam by nurses and doctors after experiencing sexual violence. You can contact your local SATU anytime for help.

To find your local SATU click here »

Cari Foundation

This foundation is there to support children who experience sexual violence and their families.
You can call careline on 0818 924 4567 or visit cari.ie »

Childline

You can contact Childline by phone or online for a free and non-judgmental support service for young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland. Childline will listen to you without judgement and will support you.

Chat online at Childline.ie »
Free Phone: 1800 66 66 66
Free Text: 50101

Tusla

You can report a concern online to Tusla through this link: Reporting as a young person.
You can also call Tusla at 0818 776 315 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Hotline.ie

You can contact Hotline.ie to report image based sexual abuse or other illegal incidents. This is completely confidential and anonymous.

You can report an incident here »

Stalking Ireland

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I am a young person, over 17

An Garda Síochána: 999 or 112

You can contact An Garda Síochána if you are a victim of or witness to 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 »

There is a child sexual abuse freephone that handles complaints of child abuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1800 555 222

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 »

Tusla

Tusla is the Child and Family Agency of Ireland. You can report a concern online to Tusla through this link if you are under 18 years old: Reporting as a young person.  You can also call Tusla at 0818 776 315 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Hotline.ie

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 »

Stalking Ireland

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I am College Student

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 »

College-Specific Services

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.

Hotline.ie

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

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.

Stalking Ireland

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I am a Teacher / Educator

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 »

There is a child sexual abuse freephone that handles complaints of child abuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1800 555 222

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 »

Tusla

Tusla is the Child and Family Agency of Ireland. You can report a concern online to Tusla through this link if you are under 18 years old: Reporting as an individual working with children. You can also call Tusla at 0818 776 315 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Hotline.ie

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 »

Stalking Ireland

Visit Stalking.ie »

I am a mandated person

If you are a Mandated Person, you are required to report any knowledge, belief or reasonable suspicion that a child has been harmed, is being harmed, or is at risk of being harmed. You can find out more information on reporting as a Mandated Person at this link » 

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 »

There is a child sexual abuse freephone that handles complaints of child abuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1800 555 222

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 »

Tusla

Tusla is the Child and Family Agency of Ireland. You can report a concern online to Tusla through this link if the person you are reporting about is 18 years or under: Reporting as an individual working with children. You can also call Tusla at 0818 776 315 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Hotline.ie

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 »

Stalking Ireland

Visit Stalking.ie »

I am a Parent

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 »

There is a child sexual abuse freephone that handles complaints of child abuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1800 555 222

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 support, information and referrals if you are impacted by an 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 »

Tusla

Tusla is the Child and Family Agency of Ireland. You can report a concern online to Tusla through this link if the person you are reporting about is 18 years or under: Reporting as an individual working with children. You can also call Tusla at 0818 776 315 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Hotline.ie

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 »

Stalking Ireland

Visit Stalking.ie »

I am a friend

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 »

There is a child sexual abuse freephone that handles complaints of child abuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1800 555 222

For more information on what happens when you report an incident of sexual crime to the Garda – click this link »

Rape Crisis Centres- 1 800 355 355

You can contact a rape crisis centre to get information, advice and support if you are impacted by an 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 contact the helpline: 1 800 355 355 (10am-1pm, Monday – Friday) or visit this link »

National Rape Crisis Centre 24-hour helpline: 1800 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.

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 »

Seeking help for yourself after a disclosure

If someone has disclosed a negative sexual experience to you and you’re struggling to cope, you can contact your local rape crisis centre for support at this link or call the 24 hour National Rape Crisis Helpline: 1800 778 888

Tusla

Tusla is the Child and Family Agency of Ireland. You can report a concern online to Tusla through this link if your friend is under 18 years old: Reporting as a young person.  You can also call Tusla at 0818 776 315 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).

Hotline.ie

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 »

Stalking Ireland

Visit Stalking.ie »