This is strictly confidential and allows us to ensure everyone who needs treatment is able to access it. The Health Adviser can discuss with you the most appropriate ways to broach the topic with partners. We encourage all patients to inform their sexual partners themselves. This can be face to face, a phone call or a simple message.
It will also help prevent the spread of infection. In some cases, the Health Adviser may offer partner notification services.
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This is an anonymous service in which we inform the contact that they may have an infection and to encourage them to attend for testing and treatment. This is completely confidential, although we will require some personal details in order to contact them.
We encourage patients to inform partners in an understanding and considerate way. Consider the following:. You may receive a phone call in which you are informed you may be at risk of an infection. If you receive this call, then it is important you attend a sexual health clinic for testing and treatment. This is because somebody has named you as a sexual contact and they have been diagnosed with an infection.
Sometimes that person may not wish to make it known what the infection is. In this case, you should attend a clinic for a full sexual health screen. Every patient has the right to confidentiality and for this reason we cannot give details on who provided us your information.
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If it has not just happened: You can still report a rape or sexual assault if it happened to you days, weeks, months or even years ago. Contact the New Zealand Police directly by either phoning or visiting your nearest Police station.
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If you are now residing overseas and are considering laying a complaint in regards to offending that occurred in New Zealand, then please contact the Sexual Violence Team at Police National Headquarters at ASA police. Contacting us for advice If you just want to find out what your options are and how to get help, please talk to us.
What happens when you contact police? Contacting Police by phone Phone your nearest Police station and tell the person who answers the phone that you want to report a sexual assault. They will make an appointment for you to come in to the station or they will arrange for an officer to come to you.
If your nearest police station is not open 24 hours and you call outside opening hours, there will be a message telling you which other station near you will be open and what number to call. Contacting Police in person Go to your nearest Police station and tell the person on the front counter that you need to speak with a police officer in private to make a report.
You don't need to make an appointment and you may be able to speak to an officer straight away. You can ask to speak with either a male or female officer and we will do our best to provide this.
A Police officer will take brief notes of what has happened to decide what to do next, and make sure you are safe. Preliminary Interview You will be referred to a trained Police investigator who will complete a short initial interview to assist with planning and prioritising the investigation and ensuring your safety. Support services With your consent, a specialist sexual assault support service will be contacted and a support person will be assigned to you. It is your choice whether to receive support from a specialist sexual assault support service.
You may prefer to use a friend or relative. The choice is yours. The Havens are specialist centres in London for victims of rape or serious sexual assault. Their role is first and foremost to help you both physically and emotionally. Depending on the circumstances of your assault, a sexual offence examiner may take swabs from both intimate and non-intimate parts of the body. They will also document any physical injuries and may photograph non-intimate injuries.
The staff may also ask for the clothes you were wearing, in order to gather any forensic evidence. Once the examination is complete, the SOIT or uniformed officer will take you home or to a place of safety. If a suspect is arrested, they will be interviewd and evidence collected. A specially trained lawyer at the CPS will review all of the evidence and, together with a second 'reviewing lawyer', decide whether there is enough evidence to proceed to a trial.
Special measures can include giving evidence behind a screen or via a video link from another room. They can arrange a court visit before the day so that you can familiarise yourself with the layout of the courtroom. If you attend court as a witness, it is against the law for the media to use your name or give details that would make it clear who you are. Breadcrumb Home Advice and information Rape and sexual assault.
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