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Our Services include being Lincolnshire Police’s dedicated rape centre where they bring anyone who reports a recent rape or serious sexual assault for the immediate help and support and start of a criminal investigation. Being the police’s dedicated centre means that anyone that reports a rape in the county will have dedicated one to one support from a non-police personnel from our organisation which is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the person rather than any investigation needs. Our centre has high-quality facilities which provide the person with comfort, safety and assurance, as well as providing the police with a forensically sound environment in which to gather evidence. We have clean medical rooms wherein, with your consent, a qualified practitioner will be able to give you a medical examination in relevant and in accordance with your needs and also collect evidence. This will be explained at every stage and only carried out with your full consent and you will be supported throughout.
You may not wish to inform the police but still require help, advice and support, in which case you can choose to contact us direct, or have someone call on your behalf if you prefer.
If something has happened to you recently and you do not wish to engage with the police or are unsure how to proceed then you can call us directly and we can make an appointment for you to come in to talk to one of our specialist non police personnel wherein they can liaise with doctors to consider if a medical is relevant and this will give you someone to talk to and some breathing space to make decisions which are right for you.
Should you choose to have no police involvement at this stage, consideration can be also given to providing anonymous intelligence to the police to help prevent further incidences with your agreement.
With Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s) now located under our service too, we can offer help for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse at any point in their lives looking to understand what help and options are open to them, or to understand and navigate the legal system.
Child and Young Person’s Advocate (CYPA) – 2015 has also seen the introduction of a new service to Spring Lodge, our Child and Young Person’s Advocate Service. For years we have been helping adults and adolescents be guided around their options with support through the legal system and now we can support any child and their family/carers through the legal process too. Referrals come from the Police or Social Services however if you wish to find out more about this service please do not hesitate to contact the CYPA on 01522 524961.
Unfortunately there is no counselling service at our centre, however we can help signpost you to appropriate services.