The support provided by an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) will vary from case to case, depending on your needs and circumstances. An ISVA is specially trained to look after your needs and ensure you feel supported to make decisions that feel right for you. We fully appreciate the trauma associated with unwanted sexual experiences and we can offer advice and guidance that provides a space for you to consider your choices and what options are available to you. Please review our Recovery and support guide, ISVA poster, and our ISVA guide.
You may have been referred to the service by the Police and the ISVA will guide you through the criminal justice process and explain to you how it works. If you haven’t made a report to the police but would like to, the ISVA will explain what will happen when you do and support you to make a report. By accessing the service you are not expected to report any offence to the police if you are not ready.
If you would like to speak to one of the ISVA team please call: 07930 932249 or 07376 083950 during working hours
If you would prefer to make contact via email then please use our ISVA email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also offer a Children and Young Persons Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CYPISVA) service for Isle of Wight residents aged 11-17 following an experience of rape or sexual assault. Read more….
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Physical and verbal violence towards their family has ended
D was referred to LINX and displaying a lot of verbal and physical aggression towards a family member on a daily basis. Through engagement with LINX D spent time evaluating how his behaviour impacts both on himself and others. We also focused on D’s self-esteem and goal aspirations; and throughout our work we have paid […]
Taking steps to address his behaviour
A received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. A had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was living with his partner. They had a daughter and a were expecting a second child. A engaged positively throughout workshop A, he was honest about the incident leading to arrest and said that he wanted to […]
Accessing local services for additional support
D received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. D had split from his partner and had continued to contact her following their separation even though she had asked him to stop. D arrived at workshop early and in a high state of anxiety. D disclosed being extremely frightened of what the workshop was about and […]
Accessing additional support to make changes
C received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. During the CARA sessions C engaged well and was reflective about his circumstances. He recognised stressors in his relationship associated to his habitual drug dependency and that he wanted to get help. C also disclosed childhood sexual abuse and recognised that he needed help to address this. […]