Rape & sexual abuse

Being sexually abused hurts physically and emotionally. If this has happened to you, the most important thing you need to remember is that it was not your fault. Whatever the circumstances, however you behaved, whatever you said or did or drank, the person who abused you chose to do that, and it was a violation of your body and your trust.

Getting help

There are people who can help you if you have been raped or sexually abused. These people will listen, believe, and understand. If this has happened to you, then you can phone, email or text us confidentially at Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre, or you could visit www.rapecrisis.org.uk to find another Rape Crisis Centre near you. You may also want to speak to someone else you know and trust. Have a look at our links page for information about other useful services.