Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1982

Volume 7 Issue 1

Caring for Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault

Royna Cooper, Carol Deller
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The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (S.A.R.C.) was established in January, 1976, as a crisis and support centre for victims of sexual assault. It was Australia’s first hospital-based sexual assault centre and developed out of concern from community groups, feminists and police in Perth about the treatment of sexual assault victims.

The Centre provides a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week service for any victim of sexual assault who is over the age of 12 years. The vast majority of people attending the Sexual Assault Referral Centre have been female but the service is also available for males.

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