New Safeline app permits referrals and self-referrals
Category | information-exchange
- Male Survivors Partnership
- Jonny Gutteridge
MSP member Safeline have launched a ground-breaking mobile app to improve access to independent, specialist support for victims of sexual violence crimes.
The app is free to download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and enables victims of sexual violence crimes in Warwickshire to access an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), who can offer independent, specialist practical and emotional support, quickly, easily, discreetly, and safely.
The app targets both victims of sexual violence crimes who want to access specialist support and advice and all agencies, (Police, Witness Services, GPs, social workers etc.,), who are involved in helping victims of sexual violence access specialist support.
Just 15 seconds to refer…
It will take an average of 15 seconds for an agency or an individual to submit a referral using Safeline’s app.
It is hoped that by giving victims quicker access to independent, specialist support, more victims who are referred to specialist agencies like Safeline by the Police, will report more, will remain supported within in the criminal justice system and more perpetrators will be held to account.
The app has been developed by Safeline, in partnership with Red C, an award-winning mobile app development agency which has created and deployed the app free of charge. The app is intended for victims of sexual violence crimes in Warwickshire however Safeline would like to see all specialist agencies and UK Police forces adopt similar processes. Any specialist support agencies, or organisations who wish to implement something similar are advised to approach Red C, who are able to rebrand it and adapt it for use anywhere in the UK.
Get the app
The Safeline app is free to download on both iOS and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play Store.
App Store – https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/id1528310777