Help with other services or agencies
The ISVA can assist you in getting help from other services where you may not have the strength or confidence to contact another service.
Crisis Point’s ISVA Service can contact Social Services directly, getting the appropriate help to you as fast as possible. The Social Services will be made aware of your circumstances. They will deal with any of your additional worries reported to them by the ISVA.
CAFCASS (Children And Family Court Advisory Support Service)
CAFCASS can help when you need an intermediary during legal proceedings. For example, in cases of child visitation agreements. The ISVA can help you access this service.
G.Ps and Dentists
The ISVA can arrange for emergency appointments for you with these services. The ISVA will make these services aware of your circumstances. So that each professional will treat you with respect, dignity and care.
Housing and Education
Our ISVAs can help in providing emergency or temporary accommodation for you, your partner and children if you need it. This help may include help in housing and school relocation to a different local authority or council. This may be something you wish if you are having difficulties in your own area following the sexual assault.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)
Crisis Point ISVAs can help you deal with an application to the CICA.
The Criminal Justice Compensation Authority deal with compensation claims from people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the victim of a violent crime in England, Scotland or Wales.
CICA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice
Referrals to other agencies
Crisis Point’s ISVA Service can contact other agencies that may be able to help you and will discuss other help available to you, should you need it. This assisted contact is entirely your choice.
You can visit page Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) for more information on the ISVA service
All agencies that become involved with you, have a duty of care to provide the best possible service.
With the ISVA’s help, you will find that many agencies will become more responsive to your needs.
The continued contact offered by the ISVA allows you to benefit from a professional working partnership designed and constructed with your needs in mind.