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About TST

TST Core Beliefs:

  • We believe that the rape and sexual violence of children and adults is endemic within our society.
  • We challenge society to acknowledge this reality and acknowledge our individual and collective responsibility for it.
  • We believe that rape, sexual violence & abuse of women or girls or men or boys is preventable.
  •  TST, together with member agencies, is committed to empowering survivors and their supporters to work through and beyond the experience of abuse.

TST Core Aims:

To support and empower survivors of rape, sexual violence and/or childhood sexual abuse through

  • Providing a collective voice and peer networking for members;
  • Raising awareness about sexual abuse and/or rape and its effects on survivors, their supporters and society at large
  • Informing acknowledgement of, and effective responses to, rape and sexual abuse on a local, regional and national level

What is TST?

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.

Our Trustee Board is exclusively made up of Managers and Directors of rape and sexual abuse support services. Our core aim is to empower survivors or rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse through supporting and improving effective responses to survivors. Member organisations provide a range of direct services to survivors including counselling, support, helplines and advocacy services for women, men and children.

We provide support and networking for member agencies; deliver accredited training; raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse and its effect on survivors, their supporters and society at large; promote effective responses to rape and sexual abuse on a local, regional and national level.

TST supports working in ways that recognise human rights and dignity; demonstrate understanding of the role of gender in the impact of sexual violence and abuse on women and men; appreciate the variety of human experience and culture; demonstrate a commitment to showing justice in dealing with all others; and encourage development and improvement of responses to all survivors.

If you or your organisation want to get involved just look at our TST Membership page and/or contact us on: [email protected]

The Survivors Trust Ambassador

Dino Nocivelli

Dino is an Associate Solicitor in the Child Abuse department at Bolt Burdon Kemp and has been with the firm since 2012.

Dino specialises in actions for child abuse survivors against the clergy (including the Roman Catholic Church), the Scout Association, the Salvation Army, local authorities, educational establishments and other organisations as well as directly against individuals who have taken advantage of their position of authority.

He has specialist knowledge of bringing cases against a variety of sporting institutions and coaches to include football, swimming, athletics, cricket and others.

He represents clients nationwide and often travels to see clients while also being accessible to them in evenings and on weekends via email and mobile phone.

Dino was involved in the reported case of Curtis v Curtis and another [2011] EWCA Civ 1602; [2012] All ER (D) 46 (Jan) where it was held that a charity had unduly influenced Mr Curtis to sign a declaration of trust handing over his home to the charity and that he was therefore entitled to recover his share of the matrimonial home.

Dino has appeared in a number of media publications providing his expert opinion and commentary, to include BBC News, BBC Radio, Sky News, ITV, LBC Radio and a number of national and local newspapers.  Dino also regularly provides external training sessions on child abuse law.

He has also provided evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and has been asked to comment extensively upon the Inquiry by a number of national newspapers.

He is an Ambassador for The Survivors Trust and The Survivors Trust Wales.