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The Ferns

Welcome to the Ferns, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre providing free support to all those who have been affected by sexual abuse.

Here for you

The Ferns and it’s staff have, like everyone, been impacted by the Covid-19 situation, so we have responded by adjusting how we operate and support individuals who report sexual violence. We continue to offer medical examinations where necessary, this is decided on a case by case basis, following a risk assessment for Covid-19 prior to attendance. We have received advice from NHS England, that they have reason to believe a number of assaults are not being reported. It is thought this may be because they have occurred at parties and gatherings, and victims are worried about admitting they were not socially distancing. The Ferns are here to support you regardless of the circumstances surrounding the assault. We will not judge you, or deprive you of the support you require. There is no obligation to involve the police if you do not wish to. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week (0300 123 5058) for advice and guidance on your options. You'll be treated as an individual because everyone’s experience is different. What is important to us is your well-being. We are here to help make things easier for you. Please note that due to Covid-19, all calls are currently being answered by Mountain Healthcare who will re-direct you to a member of The Ferns team.

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