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Sexual violence or abuse can affect any of us.

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people who have been sexually assaulted or abused. If you have been assaulted or are concerned about someone else, please check out the information on this website for help and guidance.

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Do you want to know more about sexual violence or abuse?

What is rape? How can I tell if a child is being abused? What is consent? Answers to these questions and more, here.

Are you considering reporting sexual violence or abuse?

This section explores your options for reporting, what happens after you report and the support you can expect along the way.

Survivor stories

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Jennifer's story

Jennifer talks about her experience of taking her abuser to court and how important her ISVA was in this process.

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Shane's story

Shane talks about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child and how an IDAS Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) helped him.

Getting help

Independent Sexual Violence Support from IDAS.

IDAS provide the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) service across North Yorkshire. We support anyone who has been the victim of sexual violence or abuse, whether this happened 2 days ago or 30 years ago.

Get in touch via or ring our helpline on 03000 110 110.
“I would say to anyone going through this awful situation please get in touch with IDAS, they will help lift that burden and I would like to say a massive thank you to them for everything they do.. I don’t think they can ever understand what a difference they make in people’s lives.”
Paul, who was supported by one of our ISVAs
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