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Child Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CISVA)

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,161 to £44,629 a year Pro Rata. Includes High Cost Area Supplements
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
A child and young person's ISVA will have specialist skills in supporting children and young people who have been affected by sexual abuse/trauma. When children and young people disclose sexual abuse they often say they feel confused and worried about what is going to happen next. The CISVA aims to work alongside children, young people and their families to support and advise them as the investigation takes place.

Main duties of the job

  • Offer one to one support and advice throughout the investigation - from attendance at the SARC to the end of the investigation or court process.
  • Work with children, young people and families to develop support plans and promote safety
  • Provide explanations of the investigation process and the criminal justice system
  • Act as a liaison person between families and agencies such as the police, education, CPS, Social Care, Youth Support Service, GUM services and the Witness Service
  • Help identify other avenues of support
  • Signpost and refer individual or group therapy through STARS as appropriate

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Manage caseload and maintain necessary case files and records including monitoring information as required under Home Office Regulations and SABP/Care UK
  • To carry out research and produce statistics for evaluation and monitoring of the ISVA role.
  • Follow procedures and protocols with other services so the safety of the children and young people is kept central to any process.
  • Note and feed back to other agencies any consistent difficulties children and young people are having accessing their service. To keep up to date information about appropriate and useful services to support children and young people who have a range of complex support needs.
  • Undertake risk assessment and support needs analysis with children and young people, then develop a plan for the children and young people
  • Develop and maintain effective communication systems with key partners, e.g. Police, CPS, Court Service, Education, Primary Care trust (mental and sexual health), Victim Support, Witness Service, Voluntary Sector organisations
  • To undertake regular Clinical Supervision
  • To Attend SARC as requested
  • To undertake personal and professional development opportunities that are relevant to this role.

Please see attached JD for full details.

Person Specification



  • CISVA, ISVA or IDVA Qualified



  • At least three years direct work with children and young people
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have been affected by sexual abuse
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team
  • A good understanding of child development
  • Clear understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • An understanding of the variety of issues affecting children and young people affected by sexual abuse.

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Ramsay House

Richmond Crescent


KT19 8PH

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