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RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND NATIONAL HELPLINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 395: tabled on 12 October 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Rape Crisis Scotland, whose National Helpline has been in operation for 10 years; notes that the Helpline began taking calls on 11 October 2007; considers that over the last decade the helpline has responded to over 41,000 contacts; welcomes that accessibility has improved over this time, with support also available by email, SMS text and deaf access with British Sign Language; and while it is hoped that a time will come when there is no need for such a service, greatly appreciates the efforts of the staff and volunteers of Rape Crisis Scotland.