SAFE Centre

The Safe Centre at Royal Preston Hospital

Safe centre logoThe Lancashire SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) Centre provides forensic examinations, advice and comprehensive support services for women, men and children of all ages who make a complaint of rape or sexual assault.

The Centre is the country's first purpose-built centre combining forensic and medical care for complainants of rape and sexual assault and opened at Royal Preston Hospital in July 2002.

The Centre offers services to all individuals of Lancashire and is a joint initiative between the Royal Preston Hospital and Lancashire Constabulary.

Centre Staff include:

Clinical Director, Dr Susan Lewis

Centre Manager, Kate Robertshaw

Centre Administrator, Danielle Longdon

Child & Young Person Advocate (CYPA), Sarifa Kabir

Independant Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), Marie Anderson

Team of Centre Crisis Workers

Team of Sexual Offence Examiners


The SAFE Centre works in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary. The service is contracted to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.