Saturn Centre, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Sussex

The Saturn Centre is a multi-agency partnership service provided by health, social care and the police. It offers services, advice and support to clients aged 14 and over following a rape or sexual assault.
The service includes:

  • Support of a specially trained police officer (SOLO), for police referrals only

  • A dedicated support worker for the client

  • A forensic medical examination carried out by a trained and experienced doctor

  • Aftercare services including ongoing support and advice from an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) right through to the court process if applicable

  • Access to counselling services


Brighton, East Sussex, Hove, West Sussex

How To Access

The service can be accessed 24hrs a day all year round via the police who will allocate a specialist officer to support the client through the process.We also accept self referrals during office hours (9am – 5pm) from individuals who may not want police involvement in the first instance. This includes referrals via other services such as GPs, sexual health services and voluntary services.

Contact Details

Via the police or self referrals direct to:

The Saturn Centre
Crawley Hospital
West Green drive
West Sussex
RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 600469 (answerphone outside office hours)

Opening Hours

24 hours all year via the police or self referrals during office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

How to find us

The Saturn Centre is beside the Urgent Treatment Centre at Crawley Hospital. The main entrance to the hospital is from West Green Drive. Parking is available on site. Crawley train station is 10 minutes walk from the hospital. Crawley bus station is opposite the train station.

More information

Visit the Saturn Centre website