Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Investigating the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children from sexual abuse

IICSA imageThe Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales. Read our opening statement and the November update statement.

We will identify institutional failings where they are found to exist. We will demand accountability for past institutional failings. We will support victims and survivors to share their experience of sexual abuse. And we will make practical recommendations to ensure that children are given the care and protection they need.

If you have suffered child sexual abuse and want to share your experience then please click on the link https://www.iicsa.org.uk/


Children’s Commissioner

OCC logoThis is a useful link for victims / survivors of child abuse within the home environment. The OCC are undertaking a 2 year Inquiry into child abuse within the home.

They have recently issued their interim report which can be found by clicking the link below:
http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/ 


NAPAC – National Association For People Abused In Childhood

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It has been estimated that a million children a year in the UK suffer some form of abuse. Around one in four children are abused at some time.

Many organisations are focussed on preventing abuse, rescuing children who are subject to abuse, stopping it happening again. But one fact is often overlooked: almost all abused children grow up to become adults. The damage caused by abuse in childhood doesn’t always end in childhood.

Many adults with a history of childhood abuse can continue to suffer – from post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, depression. They have a higher chance than others of becoming involved in crime, prostitution, drugs or alcohol abuse. They can suffer from low self-esteem and be prone to self-harm or suicide.

If you need help please call the NAPAC helpline on 0808 801 0331 or check out their website http://napac.org.uk/


TST – The Survivors Trust

TST logoThe Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 141 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.

Our Trustee Board is exclusively made up of Managers and Directors of rape and sexual abuse support services. Our core aim is to empower survivors or rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse through supporting and improving effective responses to survivors. Member organisations provide a range of direct services to survivors including counselling, support, helplines and advocacy services for women, men and children.

If you would like to find appropriate specialist support services please visit the TST website by clicking the link below:

http://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/

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