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To contact the police about a rape or sexual assault
telephone 0845 600 5701
From 8am-5pm 7 days a week ask for the Family Protection unit
Outwith these hours say to the officer answering the phone that you wish to speak to a police officer about a sexual assault and you will be put through to the appropriate person to take the details.

Victim Support
Scottish helpline: 0845 6039 213
Mon–Thu 9am–4.30pm, Fri 9am–4pm
National website
Local offices
34 Charlotte street, Stranraer, DG9 7EF. 01776 707229
Mount St Michael, Craigs Road, Dumfries, DG1 4UT. 01387 250883

Rape Crisis
South West Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre
Offers a free confidential support and counselling service
Dumfries office: 9 George Street Meuse, DG1 1HH.
Tel; 01387 253113
Stranraer office: PO Box 7859, DG9 7YB.
Tel: 01776 889331
National helpline: 08088 01 03 02 open daily from 6pm – 12 midnight
National Website

Women’s Aid
24 hour confidential support and advice for women and their children suffering from domestic abuse. Safe accommodation offered if required.

Dumfriesshire and Stewartry Women’s Aid
(9.30-4.30 Mon – Fri)
12 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RR.
Tel: 01387 263052
24 hour on call: 07710 152 772

Wigtonshire Women’s Aid
Tel: 01776 703104

National website:
National domestic abuse helpline
Tel: 0800 027 1234

Local Domestic Abuse Website