The Children’s SARC


The Children’s SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) is part of the Child Assessment Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

We provide a child and adolescent friendly environment for 0-16 year olds from across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw who have been victims of sexual assault or rape.

Forensic examination can be carried out by specially trained doctors in our forensic examination suite.

We are also able to make recommendations for ongoing services and support as appropriate.


We accept referrals from the police and social care.

If you have concerns about a child or young person who you think may have been sexually assaulted, please contact the police or report the issue to social services.

You can call your local Social Services to talk through your concerns with a social worker and find out about the next steps. You can also contact your local police service.

  Social Services
Social Services
after 5pm*
Sheffield 0114 273 4855 0114 273 4855 0114 296 4770
Barnsley 01226 438831
01226 772423
0844 984 1800 01226 736341
Rotherham 01709 823987 01709 336080 01709 832674
Doncaster 01302 737777
01302 734739
01302 796000 01302 385621
Bassetlaw 01623 520520 0300 456 4564 0300 300 9999
* Plus weekends and bank holidays


If you are over 16 years of age, you can self refer to the adult sexual assault referral service which is based in Hackenthorpe.

The South Yorkshire SARC provides a confidential 24/7 service to men, women and children living in South Yorkshire who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this has happened recently or in the past. Contact them on 0330 223 0938 or 0330 223 0099.

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