Listen, believe, support - Yellow

Anonymous reporting

Anonymous reporting is the process of passing information to the police about a crime without giving them your information and without officially reporting the incident.

What happens if I report anonymously?

If you report anonymously an ‘intel report’ is passed on to the relevant police department in your area. This can be used to put a perpetrator on the police’s radar and it helps the police build a picture of what types of incidents are happening and where. 

If you report anonymously it does not mean that the person you have reported will be arrested unless a formal report is received and/or the person has access to children and/or vulnerable people.

Will the police contact me after I report anonymously?

No – the reports the police receive are anonymous so they will have no way of identifying you.

How will this help me?

Some people find the process of giving the perpetrator’s details to the police can make them feel safer. It can also help if you are worried that the perpetrator has access to children and/or vulnerable adults. 

Will I receive support after anonymous reporting?

If you report anonymously through SARSAS or the Bridge you will be offered support.

How can I report anonymously?

If you live in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset you can report anonymously through Safe Link.  If you go to The Bridge for support, they can offer to help you with an anonymous report.

If you live outside of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, you can find out how to anonymously report in your area here.

If you are worried that someone else is being hurt you can anonymously report through Crime Stoppers.

Support services and resources

Untitled design (11)

I need help

support-g205d5eb6f_1920

Support services

A paper calendar with a pen and a fake plant.

Refer yourself

Feelings Pebbles (002)

Learning disability and Autism support

Untitled design (31)

Information on rape and sexual abuse

Website pics (2)

Victim-survivor resources

Support 1 (2)

Friends and family resources

Website pics (5)

General information

The latest from our news and blogs

Bronze scales on a desk next to open notebook and judges hammer.

What next for people with lived experience when the justice process fails?

I usually enjoy my job as a trauma counsellor for SARSAS – it’s a privilege to participate in clients’ recovery journeys. However, I find supporting clients who have had negative experiences while seeking justice some of the saddest journeys, and the ones most likely to invoke my anger at the injustices within this broken system.

309258028_157729413565521_1553711601430563374_n

16 Days of Activism: Q&A with The Flying Child

For #16DaysOfActivism we asked Sophie Olson, founder of The Flying Child, three questions about the importance of activism.

Claire 16 Days blog

16 Days of Activism: Listen, younger me

An incredible survivor and creative activist wrote these words to her younger self about the strength of the growing community of victim-survivor activists.