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OF THE CASES WHERE WE SUPPORTED THE VICTIM THROUGH COURT RESULTED IN A CONVICTION

Sexual Violence MARAC

For victims that are vulnerable to repeat victimisation we are funded by Safer Bristol to run the Sexual Violence Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference. The SV MARAC meets each month and is attended by representatives from a range of statutory and voluntary agencies. Each meeting looks at 6 victims, all who have complex needs to draw up a multi-agency action plan to prevent re-victimisation.

Home Office Crime findings show that women with mental health problems, substance dependencies and complex needs are more vulnerable to sexual attack and research shows that theres a strong correlation between sexual assault and subsequent mental ill health.

Quotes from police

"I cannot speak highly enough of ALL the ISVA’s"
"Every ISVA is passionate and motivated and are highly professional."
"In short a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working many more years together"
"The ISVAS are so valuable and assist in so many ways"
"9 times out of 10 when a victim is worried about a police investigation they say that they feel stronger knowing that they have someone independent to explain things."
"I feel a lot of victims would not stay on board if the ISVAS were not about and often victims are still scared to speak to police officers ."

SAFE Link service users feedback

"this is just what I have been looking for"
"it’s such a relief to know I am not the only one feeling this way"
"being part of the group helps my confidence, helps me to look on the positive side and have understanding support"