If you could see yourself, would you see rape?

Forcing or pressurising someone to have sex, or take part in a sexual activity that they don’t feel comfortable with is totally unacceptable.

Sexual abuse or assault includes touching someone in a sexual way that makes them feel uncomfortable or frightened (this can be through clothes or not), forcing them to watch other people doing sexual acts or pressuring them to send naked pictures of themselves.

Pressurising someone to have sex when they don’t want to is rape – can you see it?

What should I do if this has happened to me?

You have the right to feel happy and safe and it is important that you feel able to talk to someone about how you are feeling to get the help, support and advice you need.

If you can talk to someone you can trust – this might be a friend, family member, teacher or youth worker.

You can also contact:
ChildLine on 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
National Freephone Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999

Remember that if you have been sexually assaulted you can speak to the police by calling 101. Lancashire Police have specially trained officers who can help and support you.

If you ever feel in immediate danger always dial 999.

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