SAFE Place Merseyside
What We Do
SAFE Place Merseyside is a joint venture supported by the Home Office, Merseyside Police, Merseyside Police Authority, Liverpool Citysafe Partnership, Merseyside NHS Primary Care Trusts and Local Authorities.
We aim to provide choice and confidential support to adults or young people following sexual assault or rape.
We can help you by:
- Making a formal report to the Police about a sexual assault, at any time. We can help you do this, and tell you how this works.
- Offering a forensic examination by a doctor at SAFE Place Merseyside, where evidence can be taken. We will try to ensure you have a choice of whether to be seen by a male or female doctor, but occasionally this may involve a delay.
- Providing someone to support you through your examination and we can refer you for follow-on care.
Alternatively you can choose to have the examination by a Doctor at SAFE Place Merseyside without police involvement. There is no obligation for this to go any further legally, but we can help you by referring you for follow-on care and support.
Should you not want to have a forensic examination we can provide you with details of other organisations who can offer support/counselling.
We can also offer an assault reporting services which is anonymous. This can provide intelligence which could prevent other attacks.
For advice you can speak to a trained Crisis Worker 24hours a day, 365 days a year.
Tel: 0151 295 3550
Office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
For more information about what options and help is available please click here.
You can telephone for an appointment, report the assault to the Police, or ask a friend, relative or professional person such as a GP or social worker to contact us on your behalf.
SAFE Place Merseyside will ensure that the communication needs of clients accessing the service are addressed by the provision of appropriate interpreting services.
Tel: 0151 295 3550
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If you have any feedback for our services, please feel free to contact us via our Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS).