Useful Resources

Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group (PRCCG) was established in 1983 in response to a need amongst women and girls for a safe, confidential, non-judgmental support service.


What is an ISVA?

Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) offer practical and emotional support to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted, recently or in the past, and help you to access other available support services to address both short and long-term needs.

What is a ChISVA?

A ChISVA is someone who provides help and support to children and young people who have experienced sexual violence. We can answer any questions that you or your family might have. We can offer face-to-face sessions and can support you over the telephone or text if this works better for you.

ISVA Service Guide

CAPRCP offers practical information and advocacy support for survivors of sexual violence through its Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) service. The adult ISVA service works with people aged 19 and over and the Children and Young People’s ISVA (ChISVA) supports survivors aged 18 and under, and their families where appropriate

Self Help Guide

This self-help guide is for survivors of rape or sexual abuse who want to understand and process their own personal reactions to their experience. When you have suffered rape or sexual abuse it can affect how you think, how you feel, how you behave and how you see the world.

Supporting family and friends guide

This guide is for family and friends supporting a person of any gender or sexual orientation, who has been affected by sexual violence, recently or in the past.

Learning to love your body

This guide is for relaxing the mind and body as one, it's very important for relaxing tense muscles and creating space to think without distractions.

Sex and Consent

We want to reassure you that everybody has questions about sex and relationships. Asking for advice is not cringe-worthy or embarrassing. It is the brave and grown-up thing to do.

Making SENSE of Trauma

Understanding what normal reactions to trauma can look like can be extremely useful to a survivor of sexual violence and encouraging the uses of all of the senses to ground, stabilise and build self-esteem and confidence can help to make trauma effects feel less worse.

Helplines and organisations

The Elms (SARC)

Sexual assault referral centre for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region.

Rape Crisis England & Wales

The national umbrella organisation for Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.

Survivors UK

Nation-wide support specifically for male survivors of sexual assault.


Support for parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

Centre 33

Free and confidential support for those aged under 26.

Choices Counselling

Confidential counselling service in Cambridge and surrounding areas for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.


Provides counselling for children and young people aged between 12 and 18.

Women’s Aid Peterborough

Provides dedicated and specialist services to women and children affected by domestic abuse

Women’s Aid Cambridge

Provides dedicated and specialist services to women and children affected by domestic abuse.

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