I have been sexually assaulted. What should I do?
Recent sexual assault
If you were sexually assaulted…
…in the past five days
Go directly to the designated centre nearest you. Five days is the limit for obtaining forensic samples that can be used as evidence. You will be seen in emergency by professionals who have been trained in the treatment of sexual assault victims.
…six days ago or more
Go to the designated centre nearest you. You will be seen by appointment or in emergency by professionals who have been trained in the treatment of sexual assault victims.
Asking for help is the first step in your healing process.
For more information
To find out more about sexual assault, the possible consequences, revealing an assault, services offered to victims of sexual assault and the legal process, consult the Information Guide for Sexual Assault Victims.