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The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire and Merseyside) is a registered charity that aims to provide crucial specialist support, independent advocacy, counselling, help and information, for those affected by rape, sexual assault and/or abuse – a free of charge service delivered in a safe and non-threatening environment.

Services include:


Counselling and therapeutic work:

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service (ISVA):

  • Information about the criminal justice system
  • Support and help through the criminal justice system
  • Support to apply for criminal injuries compensation
  • Information and advice about health and social options
  • Emotional support
  • Highlighting need and referring onto other, more appropriate, agencies
  • Liaising with other agencies involved e.g. Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA)

Click here for more information on our ISVA service.


Raising awareness:

  • Maintaining links with agencies who have similar aims locally, nationally and internationally
  • Displaying information at events in the community
  • Raising awareness of issues relating to sexual violence in the community
  • A sexual violence consultation service to local, national and international agencies
  • Collation of sexual violence statistical information to be used locally and nationally to inform the development and improvement of the service provision

We have a strong commitment to ensuring that we deliver a quality service to women, men and young people who have experienced any form of sexual violence, whether it has happened recently or a while ago.


We are committed to ensuring a safe place for women and girls.  We provide women-only services from women-only spaces, where they can access support without encountering men, at designated times and locations.


We are an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to Rape Crisis England and Wales Service Standards.