The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.
Around one in five adults have experienced some form of abuse in childhood. There are over five million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the UK. We run a national support line – 0808 801 0331 – free from UK landlines or mobiles. Last year we took over 4,500 calls on our support line. We train professionals to better understand how to support the survivors they work with. This year we are training 300 people. We run support groups for survivors to help people come to terms with the impact of their childhood trauma. We advocate on behalf of survivors in the media and elsewhere.
We know from alarming official statistics and recent revelations that reporting to the police of rape and sexual assault on males is increasing enormously along with other forms of sexual violence year on year. That may be improved disclosure or increased incidence or both – but it represents a serious challenge to our society.
SurvivorsUK is a unique national charity providing care for adult males who have been sexually abused, assaulted or raped which can happen to anyone, regardless of race, religion, sexual identity, age or disability. We provide a specialist confidential service including individual counselling, telephone counselling and webchat operating seven days a week and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor to assist those victims involved in abusers being held criminally accountable. We offer a safe environment in which those who have experienced abuse can talk about it and receive help to rebuild their often broken lives.
Safeline enables people who have been sexually abused to rebuild their lives, it works hard to protect vulnerable people who are at risk and it finds the best ways of preventing sexual abuse from ever happening. Over the last two decades our services have helped transform the lives of thousands of people affected by or at risk of abuse.
Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anon exists to empower adult survivors of sexual abuse to make positive changes for life. Our focus is on running peer-led groups for adult survivors, using SoSAA’s specially adapted 12-step programme. SoSAA groups empower survivors to begin and maintain their own recovery.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.
The Hospital Club is a unique private members club in the heart of Covent Garden, offering the creative industries the environment and facilities it needs to create, connect and collaborate.
The Jerwood Foundation, Jerwood Space, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Jerwood Gallery are a family of organisations committed to supporting and nurturing excellence in the arts.
The Producers would like to thank the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation for their generous support for this production.
Osbornes is a leading law firm based in London, recommended by independent legal directories for its work in helping individuals pursue claims for compensation.
Led by Stephanie Prior, the firm specialises in assisting and supporting individuals who have suffered sexual abuse in childhood. We know and understand that financial compensation can never erase the distress caused by the abuse you suffered. However, it can go some way to help you rebuild and improve the quality of your lives and those of your families, who may also have suffered. Stephanie is an accredited member of The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and was singled out by Chambers & Partners for being compassionate and highly respected in her handling of claims made by victims of sexual abuse.