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Rape and sexual assault

Rape and sexual assault is a difficult and sensitive crime to report for all survivors, regardless of your gender, age or sexuality. We recognise that all survivors’ experiences are different, and no matter who you are, or how long ago the incident took place, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality service whilst remaining sensitive to your needs. We will always listen and respect your wishes whilst providing you with appropriate advice.

Persons reporting crimes can be reassured in the knowledge that they will be dealt with professionally at all times by a fully trained sexual offences officer (SOIT) who specialises in this area of work.

The unit has a wealth of experience in all cultures and lifestyles including a dedicated Muslim officer. The City of London Police have a very modern comfortable facility known as the Phoenix Suite where persons are dealt with on a one to one basis with their allocated sexual offences officer (SOIT) who remains their point of contact through their dealings with the police. 

If you identify yourself as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and wish to speak directly to a gay liaison officer this can also be arranged through the public protection unit. 

The City of London Police also use the Haven suites situated in Camberwell, Whitechapel and Paddington. The Haven are able to assist in conjunction with the police or independently if you have been raped or sexually assaulted, they are there to help you to recover physically and emotionally from your ordeal. Their staff are fully trained, friendly and hugely experienced.

They are experts in advising, supporting and treating those who have experienced sexual violence.

The havens will help everyone, men and women, young people and children of all ages.

You can expect to be believed and be treated with dignity and respect - And you can use their services without having to report the assault to the police.

Contact the Public Protection Unit

Telephone: 0207 601 2940
Fax: 0207 601 2942

Email the Public Protection Unit

In the event of an emergency or a crime being committed always dial 999.​​​



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