It is a form of sexual violence and includes rape an assault involving penetration of the vagina, anus or mouth , or other sexual offences, such as groping, forced kissing, child sexual abuse or the torture of a person in a sexual manner. A sexual assault is never the fault of the person who is abused. Sexual assault is an act that is carried out without the victim's active consent. Don't be afraid to get help. These independent sexual violence advisers ISVA can help victims get access to the other support services they need. They will also support you through the criminal justice system if you decide to report the assault to the police, including supporting you through the trial, should the case go to court. Find your nearest sexual assault referral centre. UK about going to court as a victim or witness. If there is no investigation or prosecution, information about you won't be shared with other services without your permission, unless there's a concern that you or anyone else is at risk of serious harm.