About Orkney Rape & Sexual Assault Service
Orkney Rape & Sexual Assault Service provides free and confidential information, advocacy and support to anyone in Orkney (age 13 and over) affected by any form of sexual violence. This includes survivors of sexual violence and their friends, partners and families.
We also provide advice and support to staff in other agencies who are working with survivors.
As well as supporting survivors and others, we aim to prevent sexual violence by raising awareness, challenging myths and campaigning. You can find out more about Rape Crisis Scotland campaigns and take part too.
We are part of Rape Crisis Scotland and the network of local rape crisis centres across Scotland. We comply with the service standards for RCS member centres. Centres across Scotland offer many different services. Because we are part of this network, we can put people in touch with other member centres for support, for example if you need to attend a High Court or forensic services outwith Orkney.
All rape crisis centres and the RCS Helpline are staffed by fully-trained paid and unpaid women workers.
We aim to be inclusive and welcoming to all regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender identity, intersex status or sexual orientation.
We believe that anyone who has experienced sexual violence, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, culture or sexual orientation, is entitled to non-judgemental and confidential support.
We believe that no-one, regardless of behaviour, dress or lifestyle, is to blame for the violation which they experienced.
We believe that everyone should adopt a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to any form of sexual violence.