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