All You Need To Know About Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Mirabel Centre)

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What is a SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)?

SARC is a specialist medical, forensic, counselling and advocacy services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. 

It is a one-stop service centre, providing the following under one roof: medical care, forensic examination, and specialized counselling and advocacy services following assault/rape. These Services are free of charge and is provided to women, men, young people and children.

The SARC offers medical services to anyone including those who do not wish to report the assault to the police (‘self referrals’). Service users can then chose whether they would like to inform the police at a later stage and have their samples stored whilst they are considering what to do next. Through this option, service users can take back some control over what is happening whilst allowing more time to make such an important decision.

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In order to preserve any evidence that may be present it is vital that help from the SARC is accessed as immediately as possible after an assault. In addition, SARC can advise on and assist with other medical needs.

For information and to book an appointment, please phone the SARC  on 08115554877 or 08187243468 and talk to a counsellor for immediate help.

For further information please visit:

Mirabel Centre, Family Medicine Department, Lagos State Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

The Mirabel Centre is a special place set up to help people with cases like rape, sexual abuse and related issues in Lagos State. Medical doctors, Nurses and counsellors are always available to help you.

Services are Free Of Charge. 

If you are sexually harassed, abused or raped, do not waste time, Visit the Mirabel Centre or call any of the phone numbers

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a Gender Justice Project sponsored by Partnership for Justice and supported by Justice for All (J4A) Programme of the Department for International Development (DFID) to provide holistic and high quality medical and psychosocial services to survivors of sexual assault in Lagos State.

 

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