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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 www.childline.org.uk
- Adults needing advice can phone The Survivors Trust on 01788 550554 (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 napac website
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a list of counsellors, psychotherapists and professional bodies offering therapy. Visit the bacp webiste
- 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 and more than 80% of those who are sexually abused know their abusers and often have an emotional closeness to and dependency on them which makes it difficult to tell.
Some feel guilty and responsible for what happened and think they should have stopped it. Abuse is NEVER the fault of the child victim.