For the first time we are open over the Christmas and New Year period as we know that it can be a very difficult time of year. For more information about the days and times we open, and the type of services we are offering please click here. All our services will be open as normal from Wednesday 3rd January 2018.
Adult Advocacy, Child Advocacy and LGBT Advocacy
Independent sexual violence advocates (ISVA) who provide advice and practical support to adults and children, for example, with reporting to the police, accessing sexual health services, crisis support, or any other advocacy needs.
Specialist sexual abuse counselling to survivors and their supporters.
Telephone helpline service offering support and information to survivors.
Visual evidence for victims
Visual evidence for victims (VEV), a service that enables us to photograph injuries (or criminal damage) caused as a result of crime. These photographs can be used as evidence if a crime is later reported to the police.
Social groups that enable survivors to socialise safely and feel less isolated.
Written self-help information on how to overcome the effects of sexual violence and abuse.
Asylum Seeker & Refugee survivors
Support for asylum seekers and refugees who have experienced sexual violence, rape or sexual torture, in any country.
Meet people and learn some useful coping strategies over a cup of coffee in our friendly and safe environment.
Arts with Hearts
Survivors meet weekly to make crafts and jewellery which are sold to fundraise for us.
Free drop in legal clinics run by a specialist solicitors from Irwin Mitchell for survivors we are currently supporting and also those we have supported in the past. Held on the last Friday of every month.
When you access services, we’ll ask you for contact details and other personal information. RSVP treat all information sensitively and keep all data confidential within the organisation. We adhere to strict data protection guidelines and prioritise confidentiality. When you meet your counsellor, ISVA or other support worker for the first time, they will show you our data protection guidelines and ask that you to sign and agree to us holding information about you. We destroy paper documents after six years. If you have any questions at all about how RSVP use your data, please get in touch.