Our Black Country Rape and Sexual Violence Service supports women, children and men who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. For over ten years, we have worked across Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. Now, with support from the Ministry of Justice, our expert independent support is available to survivors in Walsall.
Our support workers are called ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advisers). They are trained specialists who work with survivors one to one, offering both emotional and practical support.
The things that they can help with include:
Our support is available whether the abuse happened recently or years ago, and whether or not survivors choose to report what happened to the police.
Although ISVAs work closely with other organisations to get survivors the best support, they are independent of all statutory agencies including the Police, Local Authority and Social Services.