Our Service has two Children and Young people ISVAs (CYPISVA) who provide support to children, young people and their families up to the age of 18 years, who have been victims of any form of sexual violence/abuse, including sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Depending on the age of the young person the CYPISVA will initially speak with the parent/carer to identify issues and needs. They will then meet with the young person to look at what support is available and talk through their concerns, options and choices.
Our ISVA’s understand that everyone’s needs are different – we will tailor an individual support plan based on the young person needs and requests, ensuring that you are kept informed at every stage.
- Risk assess and help children and young people keep safe
- Provide emotional and practical support
- Develop an individual support plan with the young person
- Support through the criminal justice system, arrange visits to Court and attend Court with young person. To help elevate worries and myths.
- We support children and young people who are not going through the criminal justice system
- Liaise with other professionals on the young person’s behalf
- Support children and young people to access health and other services they may require
- We can refer young people age 13 – 17 to our specialist counselling service
- We consider and respond to child safeguarding issues when engaging with all children and young people
How to access the ISVA Service:
Or you can ask for a referral to the service from any agency, school, police, GP, NHS, etc.