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Children and Young People’s Advocacy

Address details
Organisation RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project)
Address PO Box 9558
B4 7QE
Birmingham
Contact details
Email isva@rsvporg.co.uk
Phone 0121 643 0301
Website http://www.rsvporg.co.uk/
Opening hours Office open 9am – 5pm weekdays
Accessibility details Fully accessible

We offer help called advocacy if you are between 5 and 18 and have reported to the police. Our trained staff are called advocates and as well as supporting you, they can also help your family and friends through police and court processes.
Our Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) make sure your voice is heard; they will help you understand what people are saying to you and help you say what you want to say. They will make sure your needs are met and that you are listened to.
Our advocates can help if you need:
• Someone to listen to you and help you find the support you need
• Help with understanding police procedures; we can arrange to be there when you talk to the police
• Help with understanding the court process; we can arrange a visit to the court before your trial so you know what to expect. We can also be there to support you and your witnesses when you give evidence
• To know what is going on with the police investigation or court case
• Someone to talk to your school or college for you
• Someone to arrange health care appointments for you and to go along with you
• Someone to find support for your parents or friends

Service details
Categories Advocacy,Support for victims
Staff Qualifications 1 Degree or Diploma in counselling or final year of working towards degree/diploma 2 National Service Standards – Specialist Sexual Abuse 3 PQASSO
Gender both
Quality standards
  • Staff are suitably qualified

Last updated: Dec 17, 2018 10:47

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.