What is sexual abuse?
Sexual abuse occurs when someone in a position of power and authority over another (adult or child) takes advantage of that person’s trust and respect to involve them in a sexual activity.
“If I have been sexually assaulted, or know someone who has what can I do?”
Call 000 if emergency care is needed. If emergency care is not needed, contact your GP or local Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS).
Allambee Counselling is the local SASS service for the Peel region. For specialised counselling services during business hours contact Allambee on 9535 8263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require support after business hours please contact the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) 24 hour emergency line on 1800 199 888. The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, Western Australia.
For more information about SARC, click here.
Additional information about coping after a sexual assault and practical strategies for coping after a trauma is available on the SARC website.