Erewash Borough Council

Sexual Violence


Sexual violence and abuse can be defined as any behaviour perceived to be of a sexual nature which is unwanted and takes place without consent or understanding. It can affect anyone regardless of gender sexuality, religion, race or disability.

  • Sexual violence may include;
  • Rape
  • Assault
  • Inducement, threat or deception to procure sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder
  • Incest

There are lots of local and national helplines that can support you if you think this has happened to you;

SV2 offer support to anyone who is a victim of sexual violence, assault or abuse. They work to Inform, Support, Protect and Empower them.

They can also offer an opportunity for a medical without police involvement, if you have been a recent victim of rape or sexual assalt.

Contact them on

  • 01773 746115 (Monday to Friday 8am-5pm)
  • Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sail Derbyshire offers free, specialist counselling for adults aged 18 and over in Derbyshire who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, incest or sexual violence.

Visit Safer Derbyshire to find out more.