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Sexual Assault Treatment Units: Resources for healthcare professionals

National guidelines

Follow these guidelines when caring for anyone over the age of 14 who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

National Guidelines on Referral and Forensic Clinical Examination Following Rape and Sexual Assault (Ireland) 4th edition 2018 (PDF, 3.51 MB, 240 pages).

Resources for printing

SATU information leaflet

SATU information poster

Contact your local SATU for physical copies of our leaflets and posters.

Translated resources

Download the SATU information poster in:

Annual reports

2019 annual report from the National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (PDF, 1.5 MB, 24 pages).

2018 annual report from the National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (PDF, 172 KB, 16 pages).

Sexual assault forensic examination training course

This training course is available for doctors who plan to work as a forensic medical examiner (FME).

This is a 2-day basic training course for doctors of various speciality backgrounds.

The course happens twice a year.

Introductory Training Course: Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (PDF, 117 KB, 1 page).