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The Children’s SARC

The Children’s SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) is part of the Safeguarding Support 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*
Sheffield0114 273 48550114 273 48550114 296 4770
Barnsley01226 438831
01226 772423
0844 984 180001226 736341
Rotherham01709 82398701709 33608001709 832674
Doncaster01302 737777
01302 734739
01302 79600001302 385621
Bassetlaw01623 5205200300 456 45640300 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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