Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre
Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people of all ages, and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. This includes, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.
- face to face information
- group support
- advocacy support
- long-term support
- email support
- outreach in East Lothian and Midlothian
- dedicated support for young people aged 12 – 18
Helpline and appointments
Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre helpline is covered by Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Helpline. For support, information or to make an appointment please call 08088 010302.
It’s open every evening, 6.00 pm – 12.00 am. It’s free from landlines and most mobile providers.
They offer a Deaf access service every Tuesday 1.30pm – 5pm. On Mondays and Thursdays, they also offer a LGBTI specific service from 7pm to midnight.
To make or cancel an appointment at the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre call 0131 556 9437 and leave a message on the answering machine. Please leave your contact details such as a mobile number or email address for us to contact you on. Calls won’t be answered but we check this each working day.
Intended Client Groups:
- Homeless People
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender
- Survivors of Abuse
- Young People
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Women aged 12 and over and all members of the transgender community
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Any agency and referrals for specific services
Contact Info. & Service Address
17 Claremont Crescent
Mondays to Fridays; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Wheelchair Access
- Translation Service
- Ground floor is accessible to wheelchair users via ramp
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.