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 01293 600469 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) and 0330 223 0099 outside of working hours 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 01293 600469 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) and 0330 223 0099 outside of working hours.
If you are from the police or are a professional looking to make a referral, please visit our Professionals page.
Get in contact
Call our 24/7/365 telephone to make an appointment:
0330 223 0099
All referrals from Police and professionals should be made by telephone:
Visit our resources page to find our leaflet and information on other helpful services.