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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Have you, or has someone you know, been affected by sexual violence or abuse? If so, there is specialist support available here at Warwick.

The University Outreach Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) is an independent point of contact for anyone who has been affected by sexual violence, and she will be offering emotional support and advocacy to anyone who is in crisis and their supporters. It is important for anyone who has been affected by sexual violence to feel that they are heard, believed and supported, as well as being aware of all of their options with regards to reporting (or not). If you do choose to report an incident, the ISVA can help to guide you through the criminal justice process.

Charlotte offers ongoing, confidential emotional support and there are various ways that you can get in touch with her to talk through your options. She is based between the SU Advice Centre, Wellbeing Support Services, and Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) so that survivors and their supporters have the option of seeing her wherever they feel most comfortable.

Referrals into the University ISVA service can be made through the CRASAC helpline on 02476 277777. The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm, and Monday and Thursday evenings between 6-8pm. There is also a voicemail service outside of opening times so that you can leave your number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. When accessing support through the CRASAC helpline, please specify that you wish to be referred to the University ISVA. Referrals can also be made directly through Wellbeing Support Services or the SU Advice Centre.