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
South West (Dumfries and Galloway)
Glasgow and Clyde
RASAC (Perth and Kinross)
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.