We are independent of the Police. We are able to offer advice and information about the investigation process and make contact with the Police on your behalf, if you want us to.
How often will I see you?
We offer regular monthly support. However, we are able to tailor our support to meet your individual needs.
How long will you support me for?
We will support you throughout the investigation process. We will also support you at court and after you have been to court.
When can you see me?
We work office hours, so we are available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Where can you see me?
We have offices in Derby, Alfreton and Buxton. We can also arrange appointments in other professional settings which may be closer to you, for example: your Doctors surgery and Children Centres.
Will I have to go court?
After the Police investigation the CPS will make a decision based on the evidence, about whether or not the perpetrator can be charged. After the decision to charge and if the case goes to court, you may need to attend court to give evidence.
Will I have to face my perpetrator?
No. If your case goes to court, special measures can be applied for so that you won’t see your perpetrator.
Will you still support me if there’s no investigation?
We offer support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence. We can provide information about the reporting process and attending court. We can also help you access additional support, for example therapy/counselling.
How long does the investigation last? Will you support me all the way through?
Investigations can last as long as two years, and we will support you throughout this process.