This page is aimed at Professionals working within agencies 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 services. If you would like further information or training about our services, from The Saturn Centre, please get in touch via email@example.com (non-urgent enquiries) or by calling 01293 600469 (weekdays, 9am-5pm) or 0800 033 7797 (outside of these hours or on the weekend).
The Saturn Centre Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) offers a range of support services to anyone living within the Sussex area who has 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 GP's, A&E and Sexual Health Clinics.
We also work alongside Sussex Police to support any clients who have chosen to report to the Police.
Services for 13s and Under
In Sussex, our SARC services are only available for adults and young people aged 14 and over. Services for children under the age of 14 are provided by Pebble House (The Sussex Children's Sexual Assault Referral Centre) in Brighton. To refer a child to Pebble House, please follow your organisational Safeguarding Policy and appropriate Referral Pathway. Contact Pebble House 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.
The Saturn Centre SARC holds Open Days, which allow professionals from various agencies to attend the SARC. Attendees will receive a tour following the journey of our clients, understand the roles of the team throughout the process, and network with other professionals. If you would like to attend an open day, please get in touch using the Contact Us page.
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.
The Saturn Centre SARC team can provide training for professionals. If you would like a member of the SARC team to provide any training for your organisation, please contact us to discuss available options.