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We are here to help anyone over the age of 18 who has been raped or sexually assaulted. You can find more information for under 18s on our Support for under 18s page. If you are in danger, please call the police, dial:

Telephone 999 (emergencies)

Telephone 101 (non-emergencies)

so that they can put measures in place to make you safe.

If you are not in danger, please have a read of the following information to see how we can support you.

The incident happened less than 7 days ago

You may be feeling a variety of emotions right now:

  • scared 
  • angry
  • isolated
  • numb

We understand this, but we also want to make sure that you get the right help to help you recover both physically and emotionally. We have a specially trained team that can help you. No member of the team will force you to go to the police or have anything done unless you want to. Let us explain all of your options to you and then you decide what to do.

Here are some next steps for you to take:

  • If you need medical assistance, please get this straight away by telephoning 111 (or telephone 999 in an emergency)
  • If you want to talk to someone about your options then please contact us:

Telephone 01522 524402 (during office hours)

Telephone 0303 1234 000 (out of hours)

We will talk you through everything that is available. If you don’t want to go to the police then we will discuss other options with you such as Anonymous intelligence and self-referrals.

  • If you want to report a rape or sexual assault to police then please telephone 101 or telephone 999 and they will get the initial contact officers to support you who will then refer you into our care. The police may advise you that a forensic examination would benefit the legal process and if you agree to it, they will arrange for this to take place here at Spring Lodge in Lincoln. If this is required then we have a team of people to support you. All of our staff are trained to make sure that you are the priority and that your wishes are respected at all times.


We will not disclose your information to a third party without your permission unless the health and safety of yourself or others including the wider public is at risk, or we are required to do so by law.  There may be times when sharing information with other parties is beneficial for your care but we would discuss this with you first. If you are over 18 we would only do this if you gave us permission. Confidentiality will be discussed with you further on the phone or face to face.

The incident happened more than 7 days ago

We understand that for some people it can take some time to feel that they are ready to discuss a rape or sexual assault that happened some time ago. Please know that there is support available no matter how long ago the incident happened.

There are many options available to you so please call us so that we can discuss these with you.

If you want to go to the police then you can call them and they will get one of their specially trained officers to speak to you.

If you don’t know if you want to report it, please call us anyway as we can explain things such as anonymous intelligence and self-referrals to you.

Contact us:

Telephone 01522 524402 (during office hours)

Telephone 0303 1234 000 (out of hours)

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