Whatever has happened to you, it’s important to remember that it isn’t your fault, no matter what anyone else may say to you. The responsibility for crime always rests with the perpetrator and never the victim.
Step 1 – Make sure you are in a safe place. If you cannot get to a safe place, ring 999. You don’t need to explain what has happened, but you must tell them that you are not safe and that you need help.
Step 2 – If you are safe then try to keep warm as you may be in shock. Ask a friend or someone you trust to be with you.
Step 3 – You may need to visit a specially trained nurse to make sure you are healthy and access any emergency medication. There is a dedicated medical centre in South Yorkshire for people to access. Ring 03330 223 3193 (24 hours a day). You do not have to report to the Police and the service is confidential.
Tell someone you trust what has happened, if you are not ready to tell someone close to you, there are lots of places that you can contact to get support.