If you think you have been the victim of a sexual crime such as sexual assault, rape or abuse it's important to realise that, whatever happened, it's not your fault. Nobody should be forced to do things sexually against their will.
You may feel angry, scared, confused or down. It's important that you're not alone with these feelings. Tell a trusted friend or an adult such as a family member or teacher.
If you can't speak with someone you know, you can call one of these emergency contacts. They will listen to you and help you decide what to do next. You don't need to give your name if you don't want to and they will keep anything you say private.
If you feel in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.
If you have had unprotected sex or the condom burst, and you need Emergency Contraception, find out where to get it here.
You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever your worry it's better out than in. There are a number of ways to contact ChildLine – for more info visit the website.
Helpline: 0800 1111
Cool 2 Talk
Click here for more info
Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a free and confidential national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
Helpline: 08088 01 03 02
7 days 6pm - midnight
Information on reporting sexual crimes can be found here.
Non-Emergency Number: 101
In an Emergency Call 999
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland helps people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime.
Helpline: 0845 603 9213
Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm
Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre provides free and confidential support services in Tayside to women and girls aged 13 years and over who have been raped, sexually abused or sexually exploited at any time in their life.
Helpline: 01382 201 291