Helplines and Support for Parents
The Office for National Statistics’ Crime Survey of England and Wales found in 2016 that 7% of adults aged 16-59 had experienced sexual assault or rape when they were a child. It established that just under three quarters of these victims (74%) did not report this at the time. Due to the subject matter of our parent and teacher presentations we often find that this can bring to the surface memories of traumatic events that happened many years ago. This page is designed to assist anyone that has experienced sexual assault or rape in getting help and support.
Please note these helplines are for people with historic experiences of sexual assault or rape, not for current cases. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. If you suspect abuse but a child hasn’t actually disclosed to you, we recommend that you follow this guidance provided by the NSPCC and report your worries to their helpline on 0808 800 5000, where you can remain anonymous.
If you are a practitioner working with young people please refer to your own organisation’s child protection procedure, or if in doubt refer to the government guidelines on what to do if you suspect a child may be being abused.
To report non-recent child abuse to the Police
To report non-recent child abuse to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
HAVOCA – Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
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