Reporting An Incident Of Sexual Violence
Sexual violence refers to any incident of unwanted sexual contact. If you have been affected by this, you are not alone. There is help available.
The aim of this webpage is to provide you with details of places to get support or guidance if you have been subject to sexual violence. Which support services you choose to access is entirely up to you - if you have any questions about who to contact, get in touch with either the SU Advice Centre or Wellbeing Support Services.
Choosing whether to report to the Police
If you've been raped or sexually assaulted, it is entirely up to you whether or not you choose to report it to the police. No-one else can or should make that decision for you.
If you do choose to report an incident to the Police, you should try to do this as soon as possible by contacting them or the Blue Sky Centre SARC (see below for details) as soon as you can so that forensic evidence can be collected.
If you are not sure yet whether you want to report to the Police, or think you might want to at some point, you can have a medical examination at the Blue Sky Centre SARC. They will talk to you confidentially about your options around reporting and support your health needs.
Who can help?
Security (if you are on campus)
Telephone: 02476 522222
Police (if you are off-campus)
Blue Sky Centre, Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).
Provides immediate crisis support, medical care and optional police intervention. If you are not sure whether to report, or think you might at some point, forensic samples can be taken and stored so that evidence is available if you choose to report at a later date. Staffed 24/7.
Telephone: 0800 9700371
Location: George Elliot Hospital, Nuneaton, CV10 7DJ
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)
Provides advice and emotional support for anyone affected by sexual violence.
Telephone: 02476 277777
Location: SU Advice Centre, Wellbeing Support Services and Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), depending on where survivors feel most comfortable.