Pat's Answer

To Pat / 25 May 2019

Topic: Sexual Assulat

Your Question

Hi I’m just wondering what I would do if I think I have been sexual assulated?

From Pat / 24 July 2019


Many thanks for contacting us and you are very welcome to Ask Pat.

you are asking what to do if you  think you were sexually assaulted? It sounds like you are not too sure and you would have the right to get help and support around what is going on for you. If someone were to sexually assault you it would be a very serious offence and you would have the right to go to the gardai and make a complaint. No one would have the right to sexually assault you.

you would have the right to talk to a trusted adult and discuss your feelings with them, perhaps a Parent, Teacher, or a Relative.

There are support services out there that would talk with you and support you in this difficult time, the Rape Crisis Centre run a 24 hour helpline at 1800778888, they would be able to give you advice and help.That is also a freephone number.

You have been very brave to contact us and you have the right to get help from someone that can help you through this difficult time.

We wish you well.

We here at Childline can offer you support and are happy to explore your options if you would like to give us a call at 1800 666 666, we are here 24 hours a day and it is a freephone number also.

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