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Independent sexual violence advisors: a multisite process evaluation funded by the Home Office

Robinson, Amanda L. ORCID: 2009. Independent sexual violence advisors: a multisite process evaluation funded by the Home Office. [Technical Report]. School of Social Sciences: Cardiff University. Available at:

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The overall aim of the work is to assess how Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) services have been implemented in various settings and the perceived impact they have had with regard to providing support to victims of sexual violence. ISVAs are usually based in Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) or in voluntary projects. SARCs involve a partnership approach between the police, health services, and good liaison with other statutory and voluntary agencies. In contrast, sexual violence projects located in the voluntary sector are not formally affiliated with police or other statutory services (although they may work in partnership with such agencies). They are community-based, voluntary charitable organizations that have historically offered women-only services (see Appendices A and B for more detail about SARCs and voluntary projects).

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Additional Information: With the assistance of Policy Research Institute Wolverhampton University
Publisher: School of Social Sciences: Cardiff University
Funders: Home Office
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 10:23

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