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.
  • We have an anonymous Text: 07786 20 90 70 and email: support@bsarcs.org support service, open on Mondays (Except Bank Holidays) from 10:00 until 12:00, and Thursdays from 14:30 to 16:00.

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.


Event: 26th June 2016

We are pleased to announce that Barnsley Bikers have chosen BSARCS as their charity for their event on Sunday 26th June.

A fantastic day out where bikers are able to exhibit and ride their motorbikes on a silky smooth half-mile race circuit.

Open to vintage, classic and modern motorcycles with trophies won across all categories.

The event will be held at Wombwell Go-Kart Stadium, Station Road, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0BJ.

If you would like to see the event on Facebook please follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1227837467244178/

For more details visit: http://www.showwithgo.co.uk/

5 Million Men Helpline - 0808 800 5005

The first National Helpline and Online Support service for the 5 million male survivors of rape and sexual abuse in the UK.  A team of specially trained advisors will provide help, support and information through a Freephone telephone helpline, SMS Text messaging, email and instant message chat.   Men will also be able to access free online and telephone counselling. 

The 5 Million Men telephone helpline number is 0808 800 5005 and the website is www.safeline.org.uk/men

Children's Services - Update April 2016

We are pleased to inform you that we have received funding from BMBC and the Clinical Commissioning Group. 

We are now open for initial contact for referrals to children and young people’s therapy services .  Please see the ‘’Work With Us’ page for further information.

PLEASE NOTE: The service will continue to accept referrals via South Yorkshire Police and the Children's SARC for support through the justice process.

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