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.

BSARCS' Children’s Services

Do you….

  • Work with 0-17’s?
  • Want to know what services are available to support those who have experienced sexual abuse?

Are you…

  • Available on Friday 23rd September between 11am – 4pm?

If yes…

Drop in to The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW for an informal chat and a look round.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing info@bsarcs.org or telephoning the office on 01226 320140

NSPCC 'It's Our Time' petition

At the moment the Government are not counting the number of children who've been abused and need support.

If this data is collected it will demonstrate how many children are not getting the support they need. It is important that these children's voices are heard.

The link will take you to a petition to sign requesting the Government to collect this data.



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