At Oakwood Place you will speak to and meet a number of professionals who are highly skilled and trained to work with victims of rape and sexual assault.
These may include;
Police SOTO (Sexual Offence Trained Officer)
Essex Police have a team of specially trained officers who will do everything in their power to treat you and your family with care and sensitivity throughout any investigation, court proceedings and beyond. They will be open, honest, do their best to minimise trauma and offer support for as long as you would like.
We have a team of dedicated support workers who will be available to assist you from the moment you contact Oakwood Place. They will strive to ensure that your attendance here goes smoothly and will keep you informed of the procedures that will take place during your visit.
Our team of support workers are also able to:
- Explain the range of options that may be available to you in order to allow you to make an informed decision for your situation
- Help you get the best service according to your needs and assist with accessing these services, whether or not you want to take legal action.
- For men and women who have experienced sexual violence either recently or in the past, we can put you in touch with counselling services when, and if you feel ready
This is a specially trained Nurse who, with your permission will conduct an examination in order to collect evidence. They can also discuss any concerns you have regarding pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Paediatricians are available Monday to Friday during office hours and can examine children under the age of 13.
What Happens at Oakwood Place?
At Oakwood Place we offer advice about your options in a safe and welcoming environment. We can be accessed via the Police if you decide to report the assault. We also offer a self referral service which you can access yourself or through another professional such as your GP.