National Service Guidelines for Developing Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)
These guidelines are being published jointly by the Department of Health and Home Office to highlight the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) model of good practice in the local provision by police, health service and rape crisis voluntary
sector in equal measure of immediate aftercare to victims of serious sexual violence.
Partnership working between these agencies is essential. These guidelines provide different approaches that can be tailored to fit all needs.
Relation: Departement of Health
National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV (DH 2002), Public Health Delivery Plan Delivering Choosing Health (DH 2005), Victims and Witnesses Delivery Plan (HO 2004), Guidance for Local Partnerships on Tackling Sexual Violence (HO 2005)