South Yorkshire Sexual Violence Partnership

South Yorkshire Independent Sexual Violence Service

To make a referral to the South Yorkshire Sexual Violence Partnership ISVA service please continue to complete our referral form.

Please find the below list of contact details of organisations who can provide support.

Rape Crisis & Wales 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line

The 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line free phone and online chat service for people aged 16 +

You can contact our 24/7 Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Line and speak to a specialist at any time of the day or night.

Call free on 0808 500 2222 or go to the website to start a free online chat.


Whatever you're going through, you can call them any time, from any phone for FREE.

Call 116 123


Childline is a free, confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can call them on

0800 1111 or visit their website.

Emergency Support

If you need immediate support after rape or sexual assault, you might be experiencing lots of different feelings. Many people feel scared, numb, shocked, confused, or angry. There is no right or wrong way to feel or be.

Hackenthorpe Lodge is the local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for all of South Yorkshire. It offers free immediate healthcare, support and practical help for anyone aged 16 or above: tel: 0330 223 0938 email:

At the SARC, individuals will be offered support and guidance, a medical assessment/ treatment, a forensic examination, and the opportunity of aftercare referrals for support services. Clients will be offered these services based on their individual needs, and can choose to use as much or as little of our service as they wish.

South Yorkshire Independent Sexual Violence Service (ISVA)

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 ISVA can:

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

GDPR - your data

The ISVA/CHISVA support service funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is delivered as part of the South Yorkshire Sexual Violence Partnership (SYSVP) made up of SRASAC, Rothacs, DRASACS and BSARCS. Although supported by one of the local service contract providers as this is a partnership some information sharing between these parties is essential for effective service delivery.

SYSVP is required to collect and retain personal and sensitive information about service users under legal and contractual obligations, all data will be securely stored, archived and destroyed following general data protection guidelines and used for monitoring, income generation, and quality assurance which will include statistical analysis and reporting.

We will not share personal or identifiable information about service users unless there are legitimate reasons for doing so. These could include concerns over safeguarding or a legal obligation (for example a court subpoena) where we are ordered by a court to release information.

As a service user, you can request to see what information we hold about you, our local data policies and request to have the information removed.

SYSVP is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

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