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The Survivors Trust’s Team is Fundraising!

The TST Team is currently fundraising to support the maintenance of our national support line! Here is a message from Annabelle, our Fundraising & Training Officer on what we are doing and why: As the Fundraising Officer here at The Survivors Trust, I get to look after the wonderful people that go out of their […]

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Our take on Leaving Neverland

We had the privilege of being invited by Channel 4 to the pre-screening of Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland, the already notorious documentary following the experiences of two young boys who were befriended by Michael Jackson throughout their childhood. The film hears from survivors James Safechuck and Wade Robson, now in their 30s and 40s, as […]

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Lightening the shadow of abuse: supporting survivors approaching childbirth

The aim of this study is to work with survivors in the production of an on-line learning resource that will help to prepare those who have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse for pregnancy, birth and caring for a new baby. This will be a resource that survivors are able to access at their own pace and […]

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Broadchurch – Impact on survivors and support services

        We are absolutely delighted that the writer, Chris Chibnall, and Broadchurch production team chose to portray a storyline about rape which did not glamorise the attack or dwell on graphic depictions of the assault.  The casting of Julie Hesmondhalgh as Trish Winterman has created a character that many women can identify […]

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The Survivors Trust helpline hours extended supported by ITV’s Broadchurch

The Survivors Trust helpline will be open 7 days a week, 10am to midnight, throughout the 8 week broadcast of ITV’s third and final series of Broadchurch.   In this latest series, David Tennant and Olivia Coleman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Miller as they investigate a serious sexual assault in […]

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Warwickshire Police launch refreshed Stop Rape Now campaign to tackle rape and sexual assault

Warwickshire Police has re-launched the successful Stop Rape Now campaign after developing its latest phase, “CNOSENT, don’t mix it up”. This new phase is targeting young adults and focuses on encouraging an open discussion about consent.  The aim is to inform and educate 18 to 24 year olds and leave them with the knowledge to […]

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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

The first ever Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week kicks off with a ground-breaking launch at London’s City Hall next month. Organisers hope the nationwide week-long series of events, from 1st – 7th February, will spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable. The seven-day programme aims to generate […]

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FOI Request: Rape & Sexual Assaults in British Schools

6 Sept 2015: Back-to-School: FOI Request reveals 5,500 sexual assaults including 635 rapes in UK schools in 3 years. As reported by Claire Savage BBC 5Live

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TST in Guardian: Rape & CSA Charity Funding Crisis placing Survivors at risk

9 July 2015: Child sexual abuse charities face closure due to funding ‘stitch up’ Fay Maxted OBE quoted as stating: “The Home Office has increased funding, and the Norfolk PCC funding should have helped out the specialist agencies providing these services but it didn’t,” said Fay Maxted OBE, chief executive of the Survivors Trust, a […]

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TST appointment to IICSA “Victims & Survivors Consultative Panel”

9 July 2015: OPENING STATEMENT Key Announcements Reproduced from: https://www.iicsa.org.uk/sites/default/files/opening-statement-key-announcements.pdf “On 12 March 2015, the Home Secretary established a statutory inquiry into the extent to which institutions in England and Wales have discharged their duty of care to protect children against sexual abuse. Hon. Lowell Goddard DNZM took up her position as Chair of the Independent […]

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