Black Country Rape and Sexual Violence Support Service

Address details
Organisation Black Country Women's Aid
Address Suite 21a Landchard House Victoria Street
B70 8HY
West Bromwich
Contact details
Email ISVA@sandwellwomensaid.co.uk
Phone 0121 553 0090 (9-5 weekdays)
Website https://www.sandwellwomensaid.co.uk
Opening hours Flexible
Accessibility details Fully accessible

We are a skilled and experienced provider of support and counselling services to both male and female survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse across the Black Country.

A team of Independent Sexual Violence Advisers and specialist Sexual Violence Counsellors are on hand to listen, care and support survivors. All services available are delivered at your pace, when you are ready.

Black Country Rape and Sexual Violence Service staff will always believe you. What has happened to you is not your fault. No-one ever asks to be raped or sexually assaulted: the blame always lies with the abuser.

The following range of services is available:

For the survivor

We support survivors both inside of and outside of the criminal justice system. Whether or not you choose to report to the police, we can offer:
•One to one emotional and practical support
•Access to an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA)
•Counselling
•Advocacy, ensuring that your views, opinions, wishes and feelings are respected and listened to by all agencies and people involved
•Culturally sensitive services, we respect equality and diversity and are sensitive to the needs of the LGBTT and BME communities
•Access to interpreting service
•Support through the legal process working within the criminal justice system including police, crown prosecution service, witness care and courts
•Support to complete the Criminal Injuries Compensation award

For the Partner, Relative or Friend
•One to one support: someone to talk to in confidence who will listen to you
•Offering guidance on how to navigate difficult situations and emotions and how to access the best support for the survivor
•Information to help you understand the impact and effects of rape and sexual violence
•Explanations and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of agencies who may be involved in supporting the survivor
•Support for both vulnerable and or intimidated witnesses Survivors or those supporting them will not be forced or pressured to do or say anything that they do not want to

Service details
Categories Advocacy, Counselling and listening, Sexual health and pregnancy, Support for victims
Staff Qualifications Staff qualified
Gender both
Quality standards Investors in People
Ethnicity focus English, Turkish, Indian, Polish, Somali, Pakistani, Congolese, Afghan, Iraqi, Bangladeshi, Afro Caribbean
Last updated: Feb 1, 2019 15:09

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.