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The Independent Sexual Violence Advocates service


Our independant Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA's) work with women and girls ageed 13 and over, who have been affected by rape and /or sexual violence at anytime in their lives and who are considering reporting or who have reported to the police.  We also have specialist ISVA support for Black, Asian and minoritised women and girls and for young women and girls aged 13yrs and up.


The ISVA worker can provide Information about the legal process and your rights, to help you make a decision about whether or not to report to the Police. We respect your right to choose what’s best for you.


If you have reported to the Police, or you choose to do so, the ISVA will support you through all the stages of the legal process, and if your case goes to court the ISVA can support you through the trial and beyond.


The ISVA will not tell you what to do, but will work with you at your pace, to help you make informed choices that are right for you.


ISVA workers can support you if you need to apply for criminal injuries compensation.


They can also work with you to identify other services and support you might need and help you to access those.


Call our helpline on 0800 448 0710 to find out more about ISVA support.

Find out more about ISVA support


0800 448 0710