Support at the University 

University of Nottingham Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) service is a dedicated team of qualified sexual violence liaison officers (SVLO’s) to support students who have experienced sexual harassment and or violence either recently or in the past.

University of Nottingham Campus Security aim to ensure the University of Nottingham is a safe and secure place for students, staff and visitors. They can assist with crime prevention, reporting and investigation.                                 

University Counselling Service offers free confidential support to students and staff. 

Support and Wellbeing Officers are on hand to help support you alongside your personal tutor. They can provide guidance, help and advice if you're experiencing difficulties.
Chaplaincy and Faith Support for students and staff of any faith or none. A quiet word in a confidential space can be arranged at short notice.   

Specialist Services 

There are specialist services that can help. Sometimes you may just want to talk to someone first.
 24-hour Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline (0808 800 0340) 
The 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 800 0340, is the ‘front door’ for all domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The helpline provides 24-hour telephone support to survivors, their families and friends, and professionals working in support of survivors and their families. 
The Topaz Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) that offers free, professional and confidential support and practical help to anyone in Nottinghamshire who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse. The Topaz Centre has trained specialist staff, who will guide you through an assessment of your needs and the options available to you. 
Juniper Lodge

Juniper Lodge
provides its comprehensive service to anyone aged 18 and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who has been raped or sexually assaulted either recently or at any time in the past.

The SARC provides discreet services by experienced professionals and offers forensic medical examinations, which includes access to emergency medication and contraception, referral to other specialist agencies, one to one support sessions and access to an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor. 

Notts SVS Services offers support to anyone aged 18 and over, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, recently or in the past. Within Notts SVS Services they provide a range of specialist services, including the ASA service and the ISVA Service; 
The ASA service is for all adults living in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire, who have experienced sexual abuse.  It delivers a single point of contact for survivors of sexual violence of any kind whether the abuse took place in childhood or in adult life. The ASA service consists of a “hub”, which is a single point of access for referrals by telephone, online and email. It is staffed by qualified and trained workers.  You can refer yourself into services or you can ask someone to do this on your behalf. The ASA service includes specialist counselling and therapy services. These services are provided by qualified and registered therapists, who understand trauma and its effects and have experience of working with survivors of sexual abuse. The ASA service offers a choice of a male or female therapists and women and male only spaces. 

An Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) can offer emotional and practical support to help you deal with the effects of rape, sexual assault or childhood abuse. They can provide you with information about safety options, and help you understand your rights, and services that are available to you. An ISVA can help you communicate with other agencies including your work, housing, benefits and make referrals into other services, if required. If you do not want to pursue criminal action, an ISVA can still support you with your emotional and physical wellbeing. An ISVA is independent from the Police. An ISVA can provide you with an explanation of police procedures and the criminal justice system. If you choose to report to the Police, an ISVA can support you through the whole legal process

Notts SVSS are keen to find out how well their services are known about, and what, if anything, would stop somebody from getting in touch with them if they needed support. The survey takes 5 minutes and you can complete it here. It closes on the 10th November 2021

Nottinghamshire Police 

There are many different ways you can report a sexual violence offence to the Police. You might not be completely sure what happened or how to talk about it. The Police understand that this can be difficult and have Specially Trained Officers (STOs) who specialise in helping people to report sexual offences. The Police will also give you the option of attending the Topaz Centre. The Topaz Centre is Nottinghamshire’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

East Midlands Children and Young People's Sexual Assault Service (EMCYPSAS) 

The East Midlands Children and Young People's Sexual Assault Service is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) located in a quiet part of the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. The SARC’s role is to support any child or young person when they have experienced sexual abuse or assault. The SARC has highly trained specialist staff who provide sympathetic care and support to ensure that children, young people and their family are healthy and above all safe.

Juno – Women’s Aid 

Juno work with women, children, and teens who have been affected by domestic abuse in Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling, Nottingham City, and Rushcliffe. Juno run a wide range of services including the 24-hour Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Freephone Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline, where you can speak to one of their specialist trained female support workers 365 days a year.
 Revenge Porn Helpline

The Revenge Porn Helpline is a UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn. They provide free, non-judgemental and confidential advice and support via email and phone

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