Call 0330 223 0099

The Meadows
Sexual Assault Referral Centre

We offer free, confidential healthcare and compassionate support to people aged 16 years and over in County Durham and Darlington that have experienced sexual assault including rape in their lifetime.

Our telephone 0300 223 0099 is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call 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 include:

  • Immediate crisis support and healthcare including access to medicine
  • Forensic medical examinations 
  • Collection and storage of forensic samples
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessments
  • Patient referral to specialist counselling and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) support
  • Service referrals and follow-up calls

 

You can self-refer to the SARC by calling us on 0330 223 0099.

If you are from the police or social care and are looking to make a referral, please visit our professionals page.

Visiting 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 aged 16 years and older.

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
appointment

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

0330 223 0099

Professional
Referrals

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

0330 223 0099

Useful
Resources

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