The South Yorkshire Independent Sexual Violence Service (ISVA) offers specialist confidential practical help and emotional support for individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted at any time in their lives.
We are an inclusive service and support all ages and genders; support is available whether or not you have chosen to report to the police and seek justice for the abuse.
For those that are considering reporting, we know that the idea of talking to the Police about what happened to you or giving evidence in court can be frightening and overwhelming, but we also know that survivors of sexual violence want and deserve justice.
Our ISVAs are specially trained to provide this support and will stay with you throughout your journey through the criminal justice system and beyond.
The South Yorkshire Sexual Violence Partnership provides ISVA services across Rotherham, Doncaster , Sheffield and Barnsley. All referrals are received centrally by the Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (SRASAC) and then directed on to the relevant local service.
The first step to access ISVA Support is to complete our referral form which asks for personal information about you and how best to contact you. It would help us to help you, if you list as many ways as possible that we can contact you.
Once we receive a referral the ISVA team in your area will make contact within two working days. if you have any difficulties completing the form, please call SRASAC on 0114 2412766