Victim Support have a team of specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisors, known as ISVAs, across Cumbria.
ISVAs offer free non-judgemental and confidential support and advice to survivors of sexual abuse. They work with adults, children and young people (age 5+).
ISVAs can work with you whether or not you’ve reported the crime to the police. It doesn’t matter when the crime occurred.
Some of the things an ISVA can do include:
- Giving you emotional and practical support
- Offering support before, during and after court
- Acting as a single point of contact between different agencies
- Ensuring your and your dependants’ safety
All our ISVAs have to complete independent ISVA training in order to work as accredited ISVAs. The training is provided by Limeculture and Safelives.