This page is aimed at Professionals working within agencies such as Health and Social Care, Local Authorities and the Public Sector who may wish to refer into the SARC, or familiarise themselves with our services. If you would like further information or training from Beech House about our service please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01622 721461.
Beech House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) offers a range of support services to anyone living within the Kent and Medway area who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence, either recently or in the past.
Clients can self-refer without having to involve the Police, it is not necessary for a report to have been made to access our services. We can also, with a client's permission, take initial referrals from other professionals such as, but not limited to GP's, A&E and Sexual Health Clinics.
We also work alongside Kent Police to support any clients who have chosen to report to the Police.
Services for 12s and Under
Services for Children aged 12 and under are provided by specialist trained paediatricians. To refer a child to a SARC, please follow your organisational Safeguarding Policy/Essex SET procedures. For further information see our Paediatric Pathway below.
This video from the CSA Centre, offers a good overview of the medical examination in CSA cases. Please take a look to learn more.
Beech House SARC holds monthly Open Days, allowing professionals from all agencies to attend the SARC. Attendees will receive a tour following the journey of our clients, understand the roles of the team throughout the process, and network with other professionals. If you would like to attend an open day, please get in touch using the Contact Us page.
We have a range of information about our service available to download. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us for further information using the Contact Us page.