Call 0330 223 0099 (24/7/365)

The Saturn Centre
Sexual Assault Referral Centre

We offer free, confidential healthcare and compassionate support to people ages 14 years and older in Sussex that have experienced sexual assault including rape in their lifetime.

Our service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call 0330 223 0099 to speak with a nurse for support and to discuss your options for making an in-person appointment and/or referrals.

How we can help

Our services for people ages 14 years and older include:

  • Immediate over-the-phone support and referrals to specialist services
  • In-person crisis support and healthcare including access to medicine
  • Forensic medical examinations
  • Collection and storage of forensic samples
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessments
  • Referrals to specialist counselling and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) support
  • Follow-up calls after an appointment

You will be offered these services based on your individual needs and you can choose to use as much or as little of our service as you wish.

Visitors need an appointment before attending the SARC in person. Please call us to make an appointment.

Local service for children 13 and younger

The Sussex children’s SARC (named Pebble House) for ages 13 years and younger is in Brighton and is run by Sussex Community NHS Trust. To learn more about their services click below or call 01273 242288

Referrals to the centre

Please call us if you have any questions about how we can help you or someone you know visit the centre. 

You can self-refer to the SARC without police involvement by calling us on 0330 223 0099.

If you are from the police or are a professional looking to make a referral, please visit our Professionals page.

Get in contact
with us

Make an

Call our 24/7/365 telephone to make an appointment:

0330 223 0099


All referrals from Police and professionals should be made by telephone:

0330 223 0099


Visit our resources page to find our leaflet and information on other helpful services.


We are not an emergency service.
If you are in danger or need immediate medical attention, please call 999.
For patients in a mental health crisis or who are suicidal, please call 999 immediately if in an emergency.
For urgent medical or mental health advice, please call 111.
For further information about medical support, please click the button below to visit NHS 111 online: 

For further information about mental health support, please click the button below to visit NHS Mental Health Services: