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    Some Useful Links

    An Garda Síochána

    Website of Ireland’s National Police Service

    The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

    The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is a national organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. Their services include a national 24 hour helpline, one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach services, training, awareness-raising and lobbying.

    The Cari Foundation

    The CARI Foundation is a registered charity providing a professional child centred service to children, families and groups who have been affected by Child Sexual Abuse 



    Rape Crisis Network Ireland

    Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is the national representative body for Rape Crisis Centres in Ireland, The RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach quality assurance standards using expertise to influence national policy and social change. The RCNI is a national information and resource centre on all aspects of sexual violence, with a proven capacity in strategic leadership including contributing and advising on the necessary infra-structure for a national response to all aspects of sexual violence.

    The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

    For over two hundred years, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, a medical school was later established in 1886. The RCSI has schools of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing and healthcare management. The School of Nursing was established in July 2001 with the explicit aim of ensuring excellence in nurse education and training. The first Higher Diploma course in sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE) took place in 2008.

    University College Dublin

    Information on forensic training for doctors can be obtained through the University College Dublin website. This course will provide training for doctors to undertake sexual assault forensic examinations and will lead to the award of a postgraduate Certificate. The course will provide the basic skills to undertake these examinations and present the clinical findings to the courts.

    National Review of Sexual Assault Treatment Services
    This link provides access to a national Review of Sexual Assault Treatment Services, published in 2006.

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