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Do you need help?
If you suffered abuse as a child or you are a young person currently suffering abuse, help is available.
- Children and young people needing help can phone Childline on 0800 11 11 or visit the Childline website
- Adults needing advice can phone The Survivors Trust on 0808 801 0818 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit The Survivors Trust website
- The National Association for People Abused in Childhood’s helpline is 0800 085 3330 or visit the NAPAC website
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a list of counsellors, psychotherapists and professional bodies offering therapy. Visit the BACP website
- Lifecentre is a UK based charity that supports survivors of rape & sexual abuse. It offers a national helpline and a counselling team based in Sussex, England. Visit Lifecentre for more information.
Many people suffer the effects of child sexual abuse in silence and never tell anyone about it during childhood. Many keep their abuse secret forever. Sadly, the impact of abuse may strike at any time and it is important that help is available when people need it.
One in six children suffer some form of sexual abuse before the age of 16. Most children who are sexually abused know the person who abused them. This can make it difficult to tell anyone.
Some feel guilty and responsible for what happened and think they should have stopped it. But abuse is never the fault of the child victim.