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Help after sexual violence

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.

Get help now

If you’ve been affected by crime in Cumbria, call us on 0300 303 0157.


If you are a professional and want to refer a victim of crime to our services, please call us on 0300 303 0157.