ISVAIndependent Sexual Violence Advisor (UK)
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ISVA also offers an economy package of a survey and valuation - the Homebuyer Survey and Valuation.
The results of the first quarter of 1998 showed a much improved market and while there remained some blackspots most respondents were confident about the prospects," the ISVA reported.
Mr Michael Day, chairman of the ISVA residential property committee, said: "The new year has bought considerably more activity to a housing market which is still suffering from limited available stock.
Evidence suggests that many women referred to the WSN in Middlesbrough would not have gone through with a court case without the help of an ISVA.
The police officers also use valuable information given through the 'Ugly Mugs' reporting scheme run by Ar mistead's ISVA to investigate potential attackers who are targeting sex workers helping warn other sex workers the danger.
Redcar Rape Crisis Service and the Women's Support Network in Middlesbrough will be helped to each develop the ISVA role.
The RICS has some 95,000 members; the ISVA about 7,000, 18 per cent of whom are also chartered surveyors.
This will include agreeing referral pathways with the police and other agencies, and provision of ISVA services to the 2 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in the Thames Valley area (based in Bletchley and Slough).
ISVAs support victims of sexual violence and abuse, by working with justice agencies, health services and other voluntary groups to provide the services they need.