The Rowan (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
This regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Northern Ireland is based on the Antrim Area Hospital site. The professional and highly trained team deliver a range of support and services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to children, young people, women and men who have been sexually abused, assaulted or raped, whether this happened in the past or more recently. If you have been sexually assaulted you can report this to the Police who will arrange for you to visit The Rowan.
You can also make a self-referral (without police involvement).
Temporary arrangements during Covid-19 Pandemic
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Rowan (Regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre) is working in new ways in order to ensure that they can continue to provide a 24/7 service to victims of rape and sexual assault and to ensure they take appropriate steps to protect our service users and staff. Virtual assessments have been introduced and a Rowan nurse and Rowan doctor will speak to you by telephone, rather than face to face.
For more information please contact The Rowan on 0800 389 4424.