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Reporting Options Drop-in

For those wishing to get more information about the process of reporting cases of sexual violence to the police, before making a decision about whether to report.

Survivors’ Network and representatives from Sussex Police are hosting fortnightly drop-in sessions at The Brighthelm Centre in central Brighton to offer advice and support to those thinking of making a report to the police for a sexual crime. 

We understand that the criminal justice process can be confusing and is only one of the options taken by survivors as part of their journey towards healing.

We’re here to address your questions and discuss any concerns in a confidential* setting, ensuring you have all the information you need before reporting. This is not a space to make a formal report but just to get information about the options of reporting.

What information we can offer:

  • What to expect from an investigation.
  • What the legal process involves.
  • Your options going forward.
  • Your rights as a survivor.

Who will be there:

  • ISVA’s (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) from Survivors’ Network, the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex.
  • VCC’s (Victim Contact Coordinator) from Sussex Police.
  • You can speak with an ISVA, a VCC or both (there is no obligation to speak to the police or a police representative if you do not want to.)

Where and when will it be:

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month – 1.15pm – 2.45pm at The Brighthelm Centre  (fully accessible either on ground floor or via lift.)