Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole


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CIS'ters is a survivor led specialist service for females aged 18+ who, as female children, were sexually abused/exploited by a member of their immediate and/or extended family.

Rape and sexual abuse can be committed against anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, culture or social status.

Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse during childhood has an impact, though this might not always be evident at the time.

While we focus on the needs of female survivors, age 18+, of sexual abuse during childhood, we fully acknowledge that men and boys also experience rape and sexual abuse and that the impacts on their lives can be similarly devastating and long-lasting.

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Venue/Contact Details
PO Box 119
SO50 9ZF
Area coverage
See Journey Planner on the right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Times and Costs
Opening times:
24 hour answer phone ? please leave contact details clearly, we will take care when responding. Phone is monitored daily during working week., ;Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
We only accept self-referral from survivors, either by phone or letter. In returning phone calls we take the utmost care, asking the individual if it is okay for them to speak at their end of the phone. If the individual is not in, then we only leave a message ?that a friend called Helen rang?.