Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect
The Government has today launched the long delayed consultation on mandatory reporting which seeks views on the possible introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect or a duty to act in relation to child abuse or neglect.
The deadline for responses is 13th October 2016.
Empirical research into the effectiveness of mandatory reporting in Regulated Activities from other countries reveals it is a vital component of a functioning child protection framework (see data in link) : ‘Mandatory reporting of abuse would improve child protection’
For more information, please see MandateNow
Rape and sexual abuse can be committed against anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, culture or social status.
Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating. At TST, we believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.
Information about The Survivors Trust national network of specialist support agencies, TST National Service Standards and membership of our organisation.Read More »
If you or someone you know has experienced rape or sexual violence or abuse, there is help available. This section contains information and contact details of specialist support services and useful resource material.Read More »
The Survivors Trust has over 140 member agencies which provide support for women, men and children who are survivors of rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse. For details of specialist support services in your area please roll your mouse over the regions of UK & Ireland to the right.
A list of Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) services, which provide advocacy and practical support services for survivors, can be found here. Additionally, a list of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) can be found by clicking here
Jobs, volunteer and professional development opportunities available in the rape and sexual abuse support sector. read more »
National training events, workshops and conferences happening in the Rape SVA-CSA (Sexual Violence/Abuse including Child Sexual Abuse) sector – including TST ISVA training programmes. Read more »
News items and press statements from The Survivors Trust, TST member agencies and other relevant organisations. read more »