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 from Oakwood Place about our service please get in touch using our Contact Form or by calling 01277 240 620.
Oakwood Place, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) offers a range of support services to anyone living within the Essex 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 Essex Police to support any clients who have chosen to report to the Police.
Services for 12s and Under.
Services for Children aged 12 and under are provided by specialist trained paediatricians. To refer a child to a SARC, please follow your organisational Safeguarding Policy/Essex SET procedures. For further information see our Paediatric Pathway below.
This video from the CSA Centre, offers a good overview of the medical examination in CSA cases. Please take a look to learn more.
Oakwood Place holds monthly open days allowing Professionals from all agencies to attend the SARC, where they will receive a tour following the journey of our clients, understand the roles of the team throughout the process and network with other professionals.
Our 2019 Open Days will be held from 14:00 - 16:00 on the following dates:
Tuesday 22nd January
Thursday 28th February
Tuesday 26th March
Tuesday 21st May
Thursday 27th June
Tuesday 30th July
Thursday 26th September
Tuesday 22nd October
Thursday 28th November
If you would like to attend an open day, please get in touch using our Contact Us page or call 01277 240620.