Know that no means no

Sexual assault, intercourse without consent, and rape are very serious, life-changing crimes. They leave the person who has been attacked feeling distressed, confused and frightened about what has happened, and lead to emotional and psychological difficulties.

KNOW aims to dispel any myths or misconceptions about what is a sexual offence, clarify any questions you might have if you have been involved in an incident where you have not given full consent, provide information and support if you would like to speak to someone, or want to report an incident.

The main thing to know is that help and support is available and you don’t need to face this alone.

For further advice and support

SAFE Place safe-placeMerseyside is the Sexual Assault Referral Centre for the Merseyside area. They offer a service for both Males and Females who have been sexually assaulted both recently and at any time in the past. If you need to contact SAFE Place call 0151 295 3550 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


RASA offers its services for anyone who has been sexually abused or raped, or affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. They offer support regardless of age or gender with adults and children aged three and up.

If you need to contact RASA call 0151 666 1392 or email

rape_centreRape Support Cheshire and Merseyside provides support for any adult or child affected by sexual violence. They have centres across Cheshire, Halton, Knowsley, St. Helens and Warrington.
If you need to contact Rape Support call 0330 363 0063. Lines are answered during office hours what are 9am – 4:30pm, Monday -Friday.