We are experts in delivering SARC services across the UK. We work closely with our NHSE and Police commissioners to ensure our patients receive the best care based on clinical excellence, best practice and a person centred and trauma informed approach.
Our teams receive the highest level of training, ongoing support and professional development through our Professional Development Academy. This ensures each patient's unique and individual needs are met and that the evidence we provide for court is robust to support the criminal justice system.
In addition we provide continuous support for the teams involved from the initial Call handler to our Sexual Offence Examiners and Crisis workers. We recognise that a person centred approach and trauma informed care include everyone involved in the patients care. By actively protecting the mental wellbeing of our teams, we are allowing them to care for our patients.
G4S SARC’s are all CQC registered and we are proud of our CQC inspection outcomes (you can view these on our 'News' page). By working closely together, all SARCs have aligned processes, this means regardless of where a patient lives, by attending one of our SARCs they can be assured of care and treatment which is gold standard. Our SARC Management team meet regularly and are encouraged to be innovative, share incident reflections and learning.
The SARC is a one stop shop for patients to receive physical, mental and sexual health outcomes as well as forensic medical examinations. We know that for some clients this will be the only healthcare they access and we use brief interventions and onward referrals to support our patients on their journey to recover. Some of those referrals may include, but are not limited to:
- Forensic medical examinations of adults and children.
- Notifications of attendance to GPs and safeguarding.
- Crisis intervention counselling.
- Substance Misuse, community paediatricians, mental health referrals and any other local services which are relvant.
- Onward referrals into ISVA, IDVA, CHISVA, Sexual Health Clinics.