Support Services

Access support services both within SOAS and externally
Access support services both within SOAS and externally

SARCs (Sexual Assault Referal Centres)

SARC's offer support services for women, men and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted. It is free and confidential and offers: special support for young people, examinations to collect evidence of rape or sexual assault and testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. It also provides specialist theraputic aftercare such as Counselling, Psychology and ISVA support.

You can find the one nearest to you on the NHS Website here

The closest SARC to SOAS is The Havens- Whitechapel.

They are availible 24hrs to call here: 020 3299 6900

Approximate travel times (from Google Maps, last updated 04/03/24)

Bus only - 55mins
Car only - 33mins
Tube only - 26mins (Elizabeth Line)


Report and Support at SOAS 

SOAS SU Advice Caseworker can support you with your reporting options 

Reporting through the University 

SOAS has a report and support page for all forms of harassment  

This page also offers guidance on what to do if you are unsure about what to do in the face of sexual harrassment  

Furthermore you can make a report of any misconduct at the university, whether it be between students or staff through the complaints procedure here: 


What other resources are there for me? 

Other specialist services local to SOAS include GALOP and 56 Dean Street. For men and anyone who feels their gender is a barrier to support services, we recommend Survivors UK.  

Helpful links: 

The Samaritans (call for free on 116 123) 

Women Against Rape & Black Women’s Rape Action Project 

Resources Compiled by Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre 

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