Amethyst Sexual Assault Referral Centre

1-3

Bryn Eirias Close

Off Elian Road

Colwyn Bay

LL29 8AB

Tel: 01492 805384 / 0808 156 3658

Disabled Access: Yes

Email: BCU.Amethyst@wales.nhs.uk

Website: http://bcuhb.nhs.wales/health-advice/sexual-health-advice/amethyst-sexual-assault-referral-centre/

Summary

Amethyst is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for North Wales, where a range of specially trained professionals provide help, support and information to adults, children and young people who have been raped or sexually assaulted in North Wales. 

They work in partnership with the police, health and third sector voluntary services to ensure that victims of these crimes have access to the best possible care, however they are independent from the Police and criminal justice process.

How can they help? 

- They can explain the various options that may be available to help you make the right decision for your situation.


- If you have been raped or sexually assaulted you can speak confidentially with a specially trained member of staff at the SARC about the options available to you.

- They can arrange a forensic medical examination if the assault has happened within the last seven to ten days. Sometimes it may be helpful to have a forensic examination even if the assault happened longer than ten days ago. 

- They can help by explaining the criminal justice process.

- They can offer support through our specially trained Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAS). You do not have to make a report to the police to access this support. 

- They can offer a sexual health screening for sexually transmitted infections here in the SARC or refer you for an appointment locally. 

- If the police investigation progresses to court, our Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) and Children and Young People Sexual Violence Advisers (CYPSVAs) can support you through the process.

How to access the service?

To make a referral, you can contact the Amethyst Sexual Assault Referral Centre on telephone number 01492 805384 or email BCU.Amethyst@wales.nhs.uk (monitored during office hours only).

After you have made contact, the Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) will aim to make initial contact within 5 working days.

You can speak with the service confidentially about your options, they will only breach confidentiality if you or someone else is at immediate risk. They would also have to breach confidentiality if there are child protection concerns.

Due to sensitivity and the nature of the way the service works they do not operate a drop-in service, please call to arrange an appointment. 

For further information, access the website.


Out Of Hours Access Arrangements: Emergency out of hours service provided.

Last Updated: 25 November 2022 12:20 by NHS 111 Wales

Normal Opening Hours

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Monday9.00am5.00pm
Tuesday9.00am5.00pm
Wednesday9.00am5.00pm
Thursday9.00am5.00pm
Friday9.00am5.00pm

Services Offered

Service does: Appointment Required
Service does not: Bank Holiday
Service does: Referral - Self Referral
Service does: Referring Professionals
Health professional or other agency referral accepted.
Service does: Service Available in Welsh
This is subject to availability. Please contact the service directly to discuss provision / access to the service in the medium of Welsh.
Service does: Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
Service does: Sexual Health, Sexuality & Pregnancy

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