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Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

4.8 2 Reviews


We are a specialist support service for people who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.

We offer free, confidential, specialist support for survivors over the age of 13 who have been raped or sexually abused. This is regardless of whether or not they choose to report. The support we offer consists of emotional and practical support, a freephone helpline, E support, 1-1 support by phone or face to face, specialist counselling, information and support resources.

We also campaign to raise awareness of and challenge misconceptions about sexual violence and abuse as well as delivering training and consent-based workshops to professional organisations, schools and universities.

Our Survivor Pathway website is a guide to sexual violence services across the South West.


We provide support for women, men and non-binary survivors across B&NES, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Age: 13+. Under 13 we will signpost to Childline, Children’s ISVA, Barnardos BASE or the Greenhouse in Bristol

Bristol and Taunton

0808 801 0456
0808 801 0464


Scoring based on 2 reviews.

4.5 / 5
5.0 / 5
5.0 / 5
5.0 / 5
4.5 / 5

Support services

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) provides the following support services:

Emotional Support,  Practical Help,  Counselling,  Services for Children and Young People,  Advocacy,  Helpline.

Crime types

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) works within the following crime types:

Sexual Violence/Abuse,  Child Sexual Exploitation/Abuse (CSE/CSA).

Opening hours

Helpline: Women and Girls 0808 801 0456 Monday & Friday 11.00am – 2.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6.00pm – 8:30pm Men and boys 0808 801 0464 Monday 11.00am – 2.00pm Tuesday 6.00pm – 8:30pm

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) Reviews

4.6 / 5 Reviewed

SARSAS gave me the time to talk about my feelings and emotions. The counsellor was friendly, patient and compassionate. The service offered an assessment so they could best suit my needs at the time and this was regularly reviewed. The helpline was easy to use and services were offered at a convenient location.

5.0 / 5 Reviewed

I first approached SARSAS when things were getting tough and thought it was the right time for me to seek support. I recieved 1-1 support and from that I reported to the police. SARSAS, unlike a lot of other organisations provide support in other ways such as email support, helpline and they also phone regularly to see how things are going. Without the support from the SARSAS team I honestly don't think I would still be here right now. Each and every member of the team provide amazing support and go above and beyond to help people like myself get through the challenges they are facing no matter what path they choose to take. I cannot thank them enough for all they have helped me with.

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Regions covered

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) serves the following regions:

Avon and Somerset,  Gloucestershire.

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