Welcome to BSARCS

BSARCS is Barnsley's only specialist provider of services to survivors of sexual violence.  We offer support to women and men. 

Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Services include counselling, advocacy and a helpline.

  • Our services are FREE, confidential, and delivered by women
  • Staff are professionally qualified and receive specialist training
  • Independent - we are not part of the police, local authority, NHS or Social Services
  • Non-judgemental
  • Available to individuals and their family
  • We will never push you into reporting what has happened to you.

Anonymous text: 07786 20 90 70 and email:

support@bsarcs.org service 

 Mondays (except bank holidays) 10am - 12noon
& 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm

Wednesdays 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Thursdays 2.30pm - 4pm 
& 5.30pm - 7.30pm 

Christmas & New Year Openings

 BSARCS will close for Christmas on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018

The text and email service will also be closed over the Christmas & New Year period. 

(Please check individual websites for Christmas Opening) 

Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999 (Women & Girls)

Safeline:  0808 800 5005 (Men & Boys) 

Samaritans: 116 123

IDAS:  Rape Support Line: 0300 111 0777   Domestic Abuse Helpline: 03000 110 110

Childline: 0800 1111

What is sexual violence?

There are many kinds of sexual violence including sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, stalking, flashing and sexual abuse.  Sexual violence can happen to anyone - women, men, girls and boys - and no one ever asks or deserves for it to happen.  If you have been affected by sexual violence, or are supporting someone else who has, you can contact us for help and information.  It doesn’t matter whether the abuse happened recently or a long time ago.

For information on current VACANCIES please click here.

As members of Rape Crisis England & Wales, it is our policy that we do not see perpetrators of sexual violence or sexual assault, etc.  To access perpetrator support click here.



National Helpline

0808 8029999



01226 320140

Adhering To Rape Crisis National Service Standards The Survivors Trust