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Advice and support
If you’ve been a victim of VAWG or any VAWG offences, please report it as soon as possible. Even if you’re not 100% sure, we’d sooner hear from you so we can make sure you’re safe.
If you’re not ready to talk to the police just yet, that’s OK. Below you can find a range of places where you can get support, advice and help.
You can speak to these organisations in confidence and what you tell them won't be shared with the police unless you ask for it to be.
Independent sexual violence advisors (ISVAs)
Independent sexual violence advisors (ISVAs) work with adults and children who have experienced sexual violence and their families to get them access to the services they need. You can talk to an ISVA without talking to the police.
You can access ISVAs through sexual assault referral centres (SARCs). SARCs have specially trained doctors, nurses and support workers on hand 24 hours a day, offering medical, practical, and emotional support to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, or abused.