Staying with you while you make your statement, the ISVA can give you support during your statement to police. If this is what you want.
The police in the West Midlands work the ISVA service provided by Crisis Point. As well as other ISVA’s in other agencies within the West Midlands Police Authority area. Other ISVAs work with other police authorities across England and Wales.
In achieving best evidence, support plays a major part in preventing poor evidential issues or victim withdrawals.
Making a statement
During your statement you may wish to have someone with you that is not a member of your family or friends. It can be hard to disclose information in front of family members, as we don’t always want them to know all the details.
This is why the ISVA can stay with you. She cannot discuss the assault with you, but she can make sure you are ok with the proceedings. The ISVA can make sure that you understand what is happening.
The choice is yours, no one is allowed to pressurise you into any situation that you do not feel comfortable with.
What ever you decide the ISVA will follow your decision and work with your best interest in mind.
The ISVA can, if you wish following the police statement, ask the police for an update on the investigation at any stage.
This is called case-tracking, and this process allows you to gain information on your case. For example, questions like has the perpetrator been arrested? Or has the CPS accepted the files for court proceedings?
Remember – the ISVA can support you and offer guidance within and around the criminal justice system. The ISVA will give information on your rights as a victim during the criminal justice system working process.
If you wish to report the assault contact your nearest:
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