When you phone this service you may be referred to a healthcare professional at the SARCS who will call you to discuss your immediate health and wellbeing needs. Try to keep your phone free so that you don’t miss their call. It may be appropriate for you to have an FME.
People in Scotland aged 16 and over can self-refer for an FME, allowing evidence to be gathered and give you time to consider if you want to make a report to the police at a later date.
The sexual assault self-referral phone service is not a counselling service or support line.
The person you speak to at the self-referral phone service will not ask about the details of what happened to you, and they are unable to transfer you to anyone else on the call. They can only take your details and pass them to a healthcare professional at the SARCS who will phone you back. If you miss the call they will attempt to phone you a second time.