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INDEPENDENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVISORS

Working in partnership with Cheshire and Merseyside Sexual Assault Referral Centres we provide a comprehensive aftercare service.

In partnership with local authorities and NHS England we have an ISVA service in the following areas:

Our specialist worker will aim to meet you for an initial meeting as soon as possible – this gives them the chance to identify your support needs and agree on a care plan for you.  This can include making appointments for sexual health checks, making referrals to health services and local counselling organisations, and advice with housing options.

 

If you have reported, or are considering reporting, your rape or assault to the police we can accompany you to the police station and support you throughout the criminal justice process by giving you advice and guidance on your rights and how your case is progressing. 

 

We will support you through your witness statement and stay in touch with the police and Crown Prosecution Service on your behalf, keeping you informed throughout. 

 

We will also aim to support you through the court process for instance by arranging a visit to court before the trial and/or helping you to access special measures, which may protect you from being seen by your perpetrator in court.