Children & Young People

The Rowan offers a range of support and services to children and young people who have been sexually assaulted, raped or abused. We are here to help and offer a safe place to recover from any physical and emotional impact.

Our service includes:

  • A forensic medical examination by a specially trained doctor.
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
  • Emergency contraception.
  • Emotional support.
  • Information for family members regarding support services.
  • Referral on to other support services.
  • Follow-up support.

You will be offered a forensic medical examination by our doctor and The Rowan nurses will support you throughout. However, you do not have to take the examination or can change your mind at any stage. You are in control of what happens.

We understand that you may feel nervous and anxious. It is important to speak to someone about what has happened and we are here to offer that support.


As a young individual we need to inform your local Safeguarding team that you have attended our centre and discuss any wellbeing concerns. We will always discuss this with you and listen to any concerns that you may have. You will always be treated with respect and we take any concerns seriously.

Click here for more information for parent and careers of children under the age of 13 years old.

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