THE first 24-hour care centre for sexual-violence victims in Spain, providing psychological, health and legal care in several languages. could be up and running in Madrid by September.
The centre, based on UK Rape Crisis centres, will provide information and telephone help, psychological support, emergency health care and decision-making support, as well as having people to accompany victims of gender violence to hospital.
The services will be available round the clock, every day of the year, and there will be translators available to help non-Spanish speakers.
Madrid City Council, expected to approve the centre imminently, expects to spend around €1.3 million a year on the service.
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