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About Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) is a charity that provides services to women and girls over the age of 13 who live, work or study in Tyneside and Northumberland.

Our Centres

We do that through Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre and Grace Northumberland Rape Crisis.


We are completely independent of the criminal justice system including the police and we provide free, confidential support, information and counselling to women who have experienced sexual violence.

We provide free, safe, professional support and information for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

We offer the following to women and girls who live, work or study in Tyneside or Northumberland:

We are for all women including, but not limited to, women who identify as Lesbian, Bi, Trans and/or Questioning; Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women; and disabled women.

We can also provide information to those Supporting a Surivivor of Sexual Violence.

All our staff and volunteers are women who are trained and experienced in working with women who have experienced sexual violence.

If you are experiencing sexual violence or have experienced it in the past and would like to talk to another woman then please contact us. We are here to support you.



raising awareness

3 Ways to Help

As a charity we rely on volunteers, donations and your involvement to help us raise awareness and maintain our services in Tyneside and Northumberland.