Savana houses 3 Independent Sexual Violence Advisor’s (ISVA’s) who are Independent of the police and any other agency.
WHAT DOES AN ISVA DO?
ISVA’s advise and support people who have been raped or sexually abused. This service provides practical and emotional support to clients.
ISVA’s work with you to identify your needs and advise on other services available providing advocacy where needed.
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How can an Isva help me?
How to be referred to an ISVA
To Refer yourself into our ISVA service you can complete our online referral form using the button below.
Alternatively you if you’d prefer to talk to someone you can call our services team on 01782 433204 who can discuss services available to you and help with the referral process.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is always your decision whether to report. This support can be accessed regardless of whether you have reported your experience or not.
You can work with your ISVA to help you to decide if you wish to report to the police and they can give you information about the legal process and your rights.
If you have reported, ISVAs can help before, during and after the criminal justice process.
If you decide not to report your experience, you may need help identifying what support you may need. The ISVA will help you to access that support and you will have the opportunity to talk about your situation is a safe space.