RSACC offers specialist services and support to survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence.

We work to end rape and sexual violence in Darlington and County Durham by supporting survivors of sexual violence.

We offer free, safe support to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. This includes:

  • Telephone and Email services
  • Specialist Counselling
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisor service
  • Trauma informed groups
  • Training for Professionals

and much, much more.

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Access support including counselling, Independent Sexual Violence Advisor service, trauma informed groups, our Emotional Support Line and Emotional Support Email.

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    The training sessions were engaging, very informative and eye opening.  The information on the statistics and range of services was very useful to know as they helped understand the scale and difficulties with sexual violence etc.

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    It’s made me a happier, stronger, more confident, positive person!

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    I am no longer hiding from life and I have learned to say yes and no. I now do things for me!

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    My time here has been so helpful to me. Having time to step back and look at some of the difficult things that have happened in my life and recognise I have strength has been so precious to me. I am so thankful for being able to access such an amazing safe haven! You have given me the opportunity to step back and breathe again. I feel like a stronger person, able to face the world and live again. I am empowered!

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    Just a quick note to say thank you for listening to me and helping me to rebuild my life. I feel happy and like I am ready to live again. Life is good. I never thought I would feel this good again. Talking has helped me through the darkness and to clear out the weeds in my life. Now my life looks sunnier and I have much to look forward to. I also have real flowers in my garden now. So it shows things can change.


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  • 1990

    RSACC was established in 1990 we are the only specialist sexual violence service in County Durham.

  • 1 in 4

    1 in 4 women, 1 in 6 children and 1 in 18  men have experienced sexual violence

  • 2267

    Office for National Statistics figures show 2,267 sexual offences were recorded by Durham Constabulary in the year to December 2022