REFUGE - THAMES VALLEY INDEPENDENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVISORY SERVICE
Partners we work with / other organisations which can support you
Support for victims of crime in Thames Valley
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley commission a range of services for victims of crime, under the brand of Victims First. For more details about Victims First please visit www.victims-first.org.uk
To find out more about the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, please visit
If you are under 16 and looking for support, SAFE! is a specialist agency supporting young people who have been victims of crime. They offer support to young people aged between 8-18, and will work with young people aged up to 25 where there are additional support needs. For more information about SAFE! go here http://www.safeproject.org.uk/
Rape and sexual assault
Several other agencies in Thames Valley offer support for those who have experienced rape or sexual assault.
These services offer support to women and girls:
- Aylesbury Vale Rape Crisis (AVRC) http://www.avrc.org.uk
- Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) http://www.osarcc.org.uk
- Rape Crisis Wycombe, Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire http://www.wycomberapecrisis.org.uk/
This service offers support to men, women and children:
- Trust House Reading http://trusthousereading.org/
Violence against women and girls
Refuge runs services across the country which support survivors of all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), prostitution and modern slavery.
Visit www.refuge.org.uk for more information, or phone the Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid on 0808 2000 247.