A person commits rape if they intentionally penetrate the vagina, anus or mouth of another person with their penis without consent.

Both men and woman can be raped.

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I have been raped recently and want to report it
You have been raped, or you think you may have been raped and want to speak to a police officer
I have been raped but don’t want to report it to police at the moment
You do not want to report a rape to police at the moment but want support and medical advice should you wish to report it in the future
I have been raped but didn’t report it at the time
You wish to report a rape that happened in the past which you didn’t report at the time
I know someone who has been raped
A friend or family member has been raped and you want to help
I want to speak to someone independent
You want to speak to someone about rape other than the police
There are witnesses
Someone saw the incident happen
I don't think there are any witnesses
You don't know if anyone saw what happened

Your situation

I am under 16 years old
I have been raped and I am under 16 years old
This has happened more than once
This isn't the first time this has happened
I do not speak English very well
English is not your first language and you may have difficulties discussing your concerns

The person who did this

I know who did this
You have details of, or know who carried out the rape
I’m related to the person who raped me
You may have been raped by someone in your family
I don’t know who committed the crime but I do have a description
You have a description of what the offender looks like
I don't have a name or description of the person, but I have other details
You do not have any description or names of those involved, but do have details such as their address, their place of work, their number plate, online details etc.
Someone I know has details about who did this
Someone believes they have information about the suspect
I don't know who did this
You do not have any details of who is involved in this


There is video footage or photos
There may be CCTV, video or images of the incident or offender
There is evidence which could identify the person responsible
There may be evidence such as bodily fluids, fingerprints, footprints or saliva
They left something behind
The suspect may have left an item behind
There are verbal or written comments
The suspect said something, left graffiti, or wrote something online or sent emails or messages
I don’t know if there is any evidence
You are unsure if there is evidence that can help with the investigation


This is affecting my mental or physical health
You would like support following this incident
I’m worried no one will believe me or I will get into trouble
You are worried that if you report the incident no one will believe you or you will end up getting into trouble because of it
I'm worried about going to court
You do not feel comfortable taking part in a trial or hearing
I don’t want to be medically examined
You are worried about the medical process and don’t want anyone to examine you
I don’t want anyone to find out what happened to me
You don't want anyone else to know what's happened to you
No physical violence was used
You were forced to have sex but no physical violence or force was used
I didn’t say ‘no’
You were forced to have sex but did not verbally say 'no'


I’m in a relationship with the person who raped me
You are in a personal relationship with the person who has raped you
I know the person who raped me
You are not in a relationship with the person who raped you but you know who they are
I was under the influence of drink or drugs
At the time of the incident you had been drinking or taking drugs
I’m worried I may be pregnant or have caught an STI/STD
You are worried that you may be pregnant or have caught a sexually transmitted disease and want to know what to do


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