Support and guidance is available from the following organisations.
Rape Crisis Scotland Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland support people of all genders living in Scotland aged 13+ who have been affected by sexual violence.
Call: 0808 801 0302
5pm to midnight, every night
Text: 0753 741 0027
Crew Scotland reduces harm and stigma associated with stimulant drug and alcohol use by providing a range of services for young people, their families, friends and communities.
Call or text: 0786 004 7501
Mon – Sat 1pm to 5pm (Thurs 3pm – 7pm)
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland provides information, practical help, emotional support and guidance through the criminal justice system
Call: 0800 160 1985
Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline supports anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues, and professionals who support them.
Call: 0800 027 1234
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Ensuring safety is a collective responsibility. There are things, as individuals, we can do to look out for one another and ways in which venues and organisations can put measures in place to ensure we can all socialise safely.
Ask For Angela
Ask for Angela is a scheme that has been running for a number of years. Look out for ‘Ask for Angela’ posters in venues, normally found in the toilets or discreet areas, where a venue is supporting the scheme. In these venues, you can ask either behind the bar or a member of staff for ‘Angela’. Using the simple code-word will alert the staff that there’s an issue with your date and they will help you get out of the situation safely and discreetly.
Many Universities have policies and procedures in place to protect their students and to ensure they know what to do if they have been spiked or witnessed spiking.