Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA) Service

Respond's ISVA Service

Support for people with learning disability, autism or both who are victims of sexual abuse.

The ISVA service at Respond offers advice and advocacy to victims who have reported an incident of sexual violence to the Police. Advice is also available to young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both who are thinking of reporting an incident to the Police but would like to know more about the criminal justice system and what happens when a report is made.

We can talk to the Police and on your behalf and we offer a trauma informed approach to all the work we do. This means we can meet you to talk about what you might need, how you are coping with what has happened and the support you would like from us.

Other people who have been supported by the ISVA service have said:

“I really liked being able to talk to someone.”

“It was good to know about what the police do and what will happen.”

For further information:

Call: 020 7380 8257 or 07742 708 033 to speak to a member of the team.