Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
We are registered nurses who have undertaken specialist training in order to be able to assess, examine and treat you if you have been raped or sexually abused and are 16 years of age or above.
We will support you whether you wish to make a complaint to the Police or not. If you choose not to, we can still gather forensic evidence in case you change you mind at a later date or in case you want to provide information to the Police without them knowing who you are.
We will assess your health and wellbeing and support you in accessing specialist support to help you overcome what you have been subjected to. Your wants and needs are central to everything we do and you will be consulted every step of the way
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) for Rotherham and Sheffield
My role as the ISVA is to offer practical and emotional support to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted, recently or in the past.
The ISVA service can be accessed whether the matter is reported to the Police or not.
My services are available in the following areas;
Rotherham - male and females 18 years and above
Sheffield- male and females 16 years and above
Tel: 01709 427326 / 07785976119
Lead Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
I am the Lead Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and I carry out assessments, examinations and treatment of people over 16 years of age who have been raped or sexually abused. I also manage the team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
The care and service you receive from me and my team of nurses is dependent on what you support you need. You will be involved in developing your care plan and your agreement will be gained throughout the process to make sure you are happy with the support we are providing.
As nurses, we aim to:
We are the Crisis Workers and we are here to make sure that you have someone to support you during your time at the centre. Although we work very closely as a team alongside other professionals, we aim to be independent and so we are there to advocate on your behalf if necessary. Sometimes you can be with us for quite a while so we will make you something to eat and drink and ensure you are comfortable throughout your visit.