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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18158: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 10 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how long the waiting list is for rape survivors at each rape crisis centre.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 7 September 2018

According to Rape Crisis Scotland, as of August 2018 waiting list times for each centre were as follows:


Length of waiting list

Argyll and Bute

6 months


2 weeks

South West (Dumfries and Galloway)

6 months

WSRAC (Dundee)

10 months

STAR (Ayrshire)

2-3 weeks


4.5 months


6-7 months

Forth Valley

6 months

Glasgow and Clyde

9-10 months


4-5 months



RASAC (Perth and Kinross)

4-6 months


5.5 months

Scottish Borders

7-8 months


6-8 months

Western Isles



We know that having to wait for support a real life impact on victims, who deserve to be able to access the support they need. That is why Tuesday's Programme for Government commited us to investing a further £2 million over the next three years to speed up access to support for those affected by rape or sexual assault. This includes £1.5 million for rape crisis centres, with that funding beginning from October so it can start to make a difference immediately.