Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (3)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What procedures does the Metropolitan Police Service have in place for dealing with victims of sexual violence in areas where there is not an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser?


Answer for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (3)

Answer for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All 32 London boroughs have access to ISVA services.  Some ISVAs provide pan-London coverage, whereas others are restricted by funding to specific locations.  As an example, the Mayor funds Rape Crisis Centres, where a number of ISVAs are based.  These are located in North, South, East and West London. In addition to specialist ISVA support, all victims of sexual violence are also offered access to Victim Support Services on reporting to the Police.