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Information and help after rape and sexual assault

Information pack for women and men over 16 who have been raped or sexually assaulted.


Acknowledgements

This information pack was originally produced in 2008 by the Justice Department of the Scottish Government. It was written and compiled by Shirley Henderson with help and advice from an advisory group. The group comprised representatives from support, health and criminal justice agencies including Rape Crisis Scotland, Rape and Abuse Line, Victim Support Scotland, Victim Information and Advice, Archway, the NHS, the police and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, and officers from the Scottish Government. Many other individuals and organisations contributed information, commented on the drafts and allowed their material to be incorporated into this pack. These included Scottish Women's Aid, the EVA Project, the Rape Crisis Centre, Glasgow, Edinburgh Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Health in Mind and the Men's Health Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The information was updated in 2011 and is consistent with the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act which came into force on 1 December 2010.

A further update was carried out in January 2016 to account for the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014.

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