The Police and Crime Commissioners, the Police service and NHS England are working together to plan and buy Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services in the South West of England.  SARCs are a special service where victims and survivors of rape or sexual assault can receive immediate help and support. The new services will go live on 1st October 2018.

We are currently seeking views from a range of people and organisations to help inform the new SARC service. We have already talked extensively to users of these services and have further workshops and discussions planned. Service user representatives will be part of the group of people making the final decision about who provides SARCs in the future.

More information can be found on website: www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

For those who are interested in participating in the consultation please SWSARCENGAGEMENT@ottawaystrategic.co.uk

Comments please by the end of July, and comments will be considered upto the third week of August.