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Anyone who may wish to report or discuss an incident of Sexual Violence can
— contact 112/999 or the local Garda Station;
— for child abuse incidents, contact the 24hr dedicated phone line at 1800 555 222 for the reporting of child sexual abuse;
Complaints of child sexual abuse can be made over the phone to An Garda Síochána 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1800 555 222.
Medical help is available at the local Rape Crisis Centre (call 1800 77 8888) who would be able to inform about the nearest Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in the Republic of Ireland, a Rape Suite belonging to the PSNI Rape Crime Unit in Northern Ireland, or an experienced doctor if a SATU or PSNI Rape Suite is not available.
For victims under 14 years, medical help may be sought at the Child and Adolescent Forensic Medical Assessment Services.
Although it will assist the Gardaí if you provide as much information as possible, you do not have to give your name when reporting a crime. If you wish to provide confidential information about a crime or other activities, you can:
This may become an issue once the Gardaí begins an investigation, requiring a statement regarding the incident. However, on 31 January 2022, Ireland launched a new scheme to allow people without immigration status to apply for legal residence. Certain requirements exist, and the scheme is only open until 31 July 2022.
For crimes related to sexualized violence, liability can only be criminal. Crimes against sexual integrity are regulated by Articles 149 to 153 of the Criminal Code.
You can call an ambulance by dialing 112 (this is a general emergency number).
First aid services are provided free of charge to all permanent residents of the Republic of Lithuania, regardless of their citizenship and the fact of compulsory health insurance. First aid is provided to foreign citizens, stateless persons who are not permanent residents in accordance with the procedure established by the Ministry of Health.
If the foreigner does not have a document confirming his / her permanent resident status (long-term resident’s permission to live in the European Union (i.e. residence permit) or a certificate confirming the right of a citizen of a Member State of the European Union to reside permanently in the Republic of Lithuania), he/she must cover the costs of health care services or apply to a private insurance institution where he/she has health insurance he/she came to live in Lithuania.
First aid will be provided even if you have problems with migration status. However, you should submit documents that allow you to stay in the country. No return or expulsion decisions will be taken against Ukrainian citizens and their family members for now even if you have problems with documents. Police officers will look at the situation flexibly, but the person will have to arrange the documents that allow them to be in the country. There should be no administrative penalties.
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