Rape and sexual assault

All is not lost is a campaign aimed at helping victims of rape to secure justice.

It’s about the crime of rape. It’s about victims of rape. And it’s about perceptions.

Through a series of films, we hope to highlight how best we can support victims, by encouraging quick reporting of offences, by preserving evidence, and by challenging prejudice and misconception.

It’s also a campaign about change – the change in mindset that is required to challenge misconceptions, and to look beyond what we think we know. Our campaign begins with a film. It’s about a fictional rape, performed by professional actors and filmed on location in the East Midlands earlier this year.

But while it is fictional, it is a scenario that may people will feel is all too horribly familiar.

It begins with the crime of rape and many people will find it uncomfortable viewing.

It has been classified by the British Board of Film Classification as suitable for an 18 certificate, and carries that warning at the start of the film.

We hope the film raises important questions for us all and sparks a debate. In the coming days, we will post more films online. These are films with real victims of rape and convey a number of different and important messages. None of these victims are identified – but all have wanted to take part in this campaign to help empower victims and encourage them to come forward.

We will also be posting online the second part to our fictional film in the coming days – where we will explore the events leading up to the crime through the perspective of other people. This second film has been classified as a 15 certificate and carries a suitable warning at the start. The overriding message to victims of rape of this campaign is that all is not lost. We are here to support you, to fully investigate the crime committed against you, and to help you to help us get justice.

You will find a wealth of information on this site to help you, together with details of our partner agencies who can also help to support you.

All is not lost.

Rape and consent

Have you been raped or sexually assaulted?

Can I report rape or sexual assault to someone other than the police?

Will I need to have a medical examination?

Going to court

What support is available to me?

Victims speak out

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