Sexual violence is any sexual act that is performed against someone's will.
Get help and advice
Many cases of rape and sexual assault never get reported. This may be because the victim is:
Frightened they won’t be believed
Worried about telling the police and going to court
Worried about telling someone because they had been drinking alcohol or under the influence of drugs when they were assaulted.
If you have been made to do something sexual that you didn't want to do, you can get free confidential support and advice.
Newham One Stop Shop
Call the Newham One Stop Shop on 0845 451 2547. The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services available to victims aged 16 and over include:
Empowerment group work
One to one casework for victims of sexual abuse.
The Nia Project, which is based at the Newham One Stop Shop also gives support to victims of sexual violence who are over 16.