Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre was established in 1978 and over the last 41 years we have used our specialist knowledge to support survivors, educate through training and awareness raising, and campaign to create change.
We offer free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. This includes rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, organised abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also provide support for family, friends or partners.
We work to empower survivors: to support them to find and make their own choices. You can support our work by:
Supporting them to make their own choices
Challenging abusive behaviour or views which promote violence
What we do
Who we are
To find out about our support service in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, and the types of support we offer including group support, advocacy support and long-term support please visit our website.
Specialist support for young people - The STAR Project
We have a dedicated support service called the STAR project which offers face-to-face support for young people, including all members of the trans community and non-binary people aged 12-18, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. To find out more about the STAR project here.
Our advocacy service offers support to survivors who are considering engaging, or have engaged, with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence that has happened at any time in your life. Find out more here.
Still I Am (SIA) Project
SIA offers free and confidential emotional and counselling support to women, all members of the trans community and non-binary people, from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities aged 16 and over, who have had any form of unwanted sexual experience. Find out more here.
Our Sexual Violence Prevention service offers free, high quality workshops on sexual violence and related issues to 11–25 year olds in schools, youth groups and other youth settings in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We do so as part of Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Prevention Network, using the Preventing Sexual Violence Pack. To find out more about our prevention work, or book workshops in your school, please visit the prevention page on our website.