The most important and simple thing you can do to help a survivor of sexual violence is to listen and believe.
Cambridge Rape Crisis supports survivors using the empowerment model. This is a holistic approach, with the goal of giving survivors the choices of which services they use, who they speak to and how they live their lives. We trust survivors to make the right decisions for themselves.
Cambridge Rape Crisis offers the following referral routes for professionals:
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor/Children and Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor – download the ISVA professional referral form or ChISVA Professional Referral Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that the survivor is aware of the referral and has consented to it before completing the form.