Click here to leave this site quickly

If you are worried someone might check what websites you visit, find out about web safety

Rape Crisis Scotland

WORKING TO
END
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

08088 01 03 02

Phone the free Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Every day, 6pm to midnight

Publications

The list below shows some useful publications both from Rape Crisis Scotland and from other organisations. You can browse through these publications using the list on the right hand side of this page. We have categorised them by publication type, as well as a tagging system to help you find what you are looking for.

You may need Adobe Acrobat to view some of these.

Stopping harassment: a legal guide
Stopping harassment: a legal guide

The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC) has developed this legal guide for survivors of gender based violence who are experiencing harassment.  The ‘Stopping Harassment’ legal guide explains how to obtain protective orders to improve women’s safety and will be a helpful resource for any woman living with stalking or harassment or for professionals who may have a role in supporting survivors. 

Publication: Leaflets

Information for friends
Information for friends

Rape Crisis Scotland booklet for people who are supporting a friend who has experienced any
form of sexual violence.

Information for partners
Information for partners

Rape Crisis Scotland booklet for people who are supporting a partner who has experienced any
form of sexual violence.

Information for parents
Information for parents

Rape Crisis Scotland booklet for any parent/carer whose child has experienced any form of
sexual violence.

Information for peers
Information for peers

Rape Crisis Scotland leaflet to help young people who are worried because their friend has been affected by some kind of sexual violence - for example if they have been raped or sexually assaulted or because they think someone is ‘grooming’ their friend, putting pressure on them for sex or threatening to post an explicit photo for everyone to see. These are common forms of sexual violence which can affect many young people.

Annual Report 2015-16
Annual Report 2015-16

Rape Crisis Scotland Annual Report for 2015-16, marking 40 years of rape crisis in Scotland. This report highlights the diverse range of work we and our member centres have undertaken during the year, including the National Advocacy and Sexual Violence Prevention Projects and the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre as well as a wealth of local support work and valuable initiatives across Scotland. We also look to the future and consider some of the main priorities to come – and how much work remains to be done.

Publication:

RCS Written Evidence on COPFS
RCS Written Evidence on COPFS

Written evidence from Rape Crisis Scotland submitted to the Justice Committee's inquiry into the role and purpose of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Publication:

Reporting rape: victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process

Concerns about the criminal justice response to rape have prompted the development of victim 1 advocacy services across a range of jurisdictions, yet research evidence aboutthe nature, meaning and value of advocacy remains limited. This paper draws upon a study evaluating an innovative advocacy model introduced in Scotland to assist reporting rape to the police. Findings from interviews with nine victims highlight the importance of advocacy that is independent of statutory and criminal justice agencies. However, it is argued that this does not mitigate the need for specialisation or reform in the criminal justice response to rape and, further, that the distinction between advocacy at an individual and societal level represents a false dichotomy.

Publication: Research

The use of sexual history & character evidence in Scottish courts

A summary of the evaluation of the provisions in the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002

Publication: Briefings

The use of sexual history & character evidence in Scottish courts

A summary of the evaluation of the provisions in the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002

Publication: Briefings

More Results: