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What to do if you have been assaulted, harassed or raped

Sexual Assault Treatment Unit

You can attend the Sexual Assault Treatment (SATU) unit in the Rotunda by calling 01 817 1736 weekdays from 8am to 5pm, or 01 817 1700 after 5pm and weekends. Ask for the SATU.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, you should go to a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit as soon as possible after the incident. This service is free, confidential and open to everyone. They are here to help you if you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

A Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) is a safe place to go if you have been raped or sexually assaulted. They help anyone who has had unwanted sexual contact of any kind. They can also help if you cannot remember what happened but think you may have been sexually assaulted.hey look after all genders and gender identities, aged 14 years and over. You can bring a friend or family member with you if you wish.

All SATU care is free.

If you want the rape or sexual assault to be investigated, you should get a forensic exam as soon as possible. This is because DNA evidence deteriorates (breaks down) quickly. They will offer you medication to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy. This medication works better when taken as soon as possible also.

What do I do now?

The SU have compiled a document for Students called ‘What do I do now?’. This document is a resource for students who are victims of sexual violence or assault. It contains information on supports available to you as a student of Trinity, and also local and national supports. This document can be found here

What Do I Do Now

If you have just been assaulted:

Try and get to a safe place, and ask for support from someone you trust, the TCDSU welfare officer or the TCD counselling services.

  • If you are injured, seek medical attention. The supports above may be able to attend medical help with you.
  • You can contact the 24 hour rape crisis centre freephone hotline on 1800 778888 for support and information on options.
  • For medical attention, your local Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) provides specialist treatment and information.

You can find your local SATU as well as information on what to expect on our the Dublin Rape Crisis centre’s supports page here: or visit the HSE's SATU information page here: .


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