If you have experienced sexual violence, the ISVA service can support you through all stages of the criminal justice process.
This might include deciding whether you wish to report what has happened to you, making a report to the police, giving evidence, following the process of the police investigation, going to court and applying for Criminal Injuries Compensation
The ISVA service can also help you to access specialist support for other issues you may need help with, for example housing or immigration.
ISVAs are independent from the criminal justice system and the police. This means that their only focus is supporting you. Their job is not to tell you what to do, but to give you the information and support you need to make the decision that is best for you. We provide a safe space for you to discuss your options and decide how to proceed.
ISVAs can also offer you emotional support throughout the entire process, and can help you to access other services such as counselling or group work.
I feel more empowered to make decisions to protect myself - mentally, emotionally and physically. I understand the need to set boundaries and my rights to have them. I feel that I now know that I deserve to be treated well. I feel more positive about my future.
Contact The London Survivors Gateway on 0808 801 0860 or visit survivorsgateway.london
We have a waiting list for ISVA support. We estimate that the current waiting time may be approximately 3-6 months.