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ISVA Service Update

Posted on 5 April 2022

We are delighted to announce that we will now be providing ISVA support throughout Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton.

From 1 April 2022, our Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service will be supporting people across the whole of Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton.  ISVAs provide expert practical and emotional support to people of all ages and genders who have experienced rape, sexual abuse, sexual violence or sexual exploitation at any point in their lives.

Yellow Door’s Hampshire-wide service has been made possible by funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner in partnership with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton local authorities. 

Jess Eason, Yellow Door’s ISVA Co-ordinator said: “This funding ensures that people throughout Hampshire will have equal opportunities to access support from an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA). Our service provides specialist support for people and families of all ages, all genders and all backgrounds. We are so pleased that we will be able to support even more people.” 

The ISVA service supports clients who have experienced sexual abuse, regardless of whether they want to report to the police.  “Your ISVA support got me through the most traumatic experience of my life… You helped me find myself again. And helped me find my confidence when I thought it was gone forever.” (Yellow Door ISVA client)

Tracey Stovold, Yellow Door’s ISVA Lead said: “We are excited to be able to further develop the excellent working relationships with our key partners; Hampshire Constabulary, Crown Prosecution Service and partners within the judicial system.”

To learn more about our ISVA service, or to access support, please visit Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) – Yellow Door