This page is aimed at professionals working within agencies and organisations who support men and boys, such as Health and Social Care, Local Authorities and the Public Sector who may wish to refer into the SARC, or familiarise themselves with our MSAS and/or SARC services.
If you would like to refer someone into one of our SARCs, please get in touch with your local SARC using the contact details on the Contact Us page.
MSAS (Male Sexual Assault Support) is a male-specific project that has been introduced to our Kent, Surrey, and Sussex SARCs. Our MSAS Male Outreach Workers engage with various agencies and organisations, who work with and support men and boys, helping to raise awareness of SARC services.
Whilst our SARCs have always been inclusive of all genders, MSAS aims to increase referral rates for men and boys, ensuring that the, often under-represented, group has the knowledge and confidence to seek the important healthcare they need. MSAS has been developed by men, for men.
Our associated Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) offer a range of support services to anyone living within the Kent and Maidstone, Surrey, and Sussex areas who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence, either recently or in the past.
Clients can self-refer without having to involve the Police, it is not necessary for a report to have been made to access our services. We can also, with a client's permission, take initial referrals from other professionals such as, but not limited to, GPs, Emergency Departments, and Sexual Health Clinics.
We also work alongside the Police to support any clients who have chosen to report to the Police.
Services for Children and Young People.
In Kent and Surrey, an all-age service is provided. Services for children aged 12 and under are provided by specialist paediatricians during paediatric clinic hours. To refer a child to a SARC, please follow your organisational Safeguarding Policy and appropriate Referral Pathway. Contact your local SARC for more details.
This video from the CSA Centre, offers a good overview of the medical examination in CSA cases. Please take a look to learn more.
Downloadable Resources - Coming Soon
We have a range of information about our service available to download. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us for further information using the Contact Us Page.
SARC Service Guide A SARC Guide for Children A SARC Guide for Young People Accessible Guide for Adults & Young People Self Help Guide SV - Easy Read
Our SARC and MSAS teams can provide training for professionals. If you would like a member of our SARC or MSAS teams to provide any training for your organisation, please contact us to discuss available options.