Intelligence reporting allows those who do not want to formally report a rape or sexual assault to give a specially trained Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) worker an account of the attack(s) as well as information about the perpetrator. RCS will give Police Scotland the information you have shared about your experience and any information you provide about the perpetrator, but will hold your contact information in strict confidence and will not pass it on to police.
If the perpetrator is already known to police, RCS will contact you and ask if you want to make a formal report. You do not need to do so. RCS will respect whatever decision you make. Some survivors find that knowing someone else has reported similar allegations gives them the confidence to speak to police and make a formal report. You can call RCS on 08088 01 03 02 any evening between 6pm and midnight.
To find out more about this call the RCS helpline or Shetland Rape Crisis on 01595 747174 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.