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Survivors Alliance Initiative (incl TST) – Response to CSA Inquiry (IICSA)

Statement of Purpose The Survivors Trust and MACSAS (Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors) have collaborated to establish the Survivors’ Alliance, which has brought together a wide range of survivor groups, supporting professionals, expert advisers and individual survivors. The five aims of the Survivors’ Alliance are: To strive to represent survivors nationwide in engaging with […]

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Support Available for those Affected by Media Coverage of CSA Issues

We are very aware that the high level of media coverage about abuse at the moment is triggering for many survivors. The ongoing controversy surrounding the National Inquiry into Institutional and Organised Child Sexual Abuse will be difficult for anyone who has been abused in any context.  If you are at all affected by this, […]

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Survivor Groups at HO Round-table Discussion with Home Secretary

Tues 25 Nov 2014:  A variety of different survivor and interest groups met with Theresa May MP to discuss the National Inquiry into Institutional Abuse. (Now known as the IICSA.) Attendees included MACSAS, The Survivors Trust, TST Cymru, Survivors UK, NAPAC, One in Four and NWG together with Victim Support, ACAL and Rape Crisis England […]

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Update: Survivor Meeting with the Home Secretary

Thursday 13th November 2014: Individual survivors with a wide range of abuse experiences in different institutional settings met with the Home Secretary. It was at the request of the Home Secretary that the meeting was called. The Survivors Trust and NAPAC worked together to assemble a group of 15 survivors who could bring unique viewpoints […]

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TST Statement on Rolf Harris – “Sentence Too Lenient”

4 July 2014:  The Survivors Trust welcomes the conviction and sentencing of Rolf Harris for 12 indecent assaults against four girls.  However, the sentence given of just 5 years and 9 months of which he will only serve half to be released on license for the remainder of his sentence, in no way reflects the […]

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Survivors UK launch 1st UK web-chat service for sexually violated men

SurvivorsUK, the London based mental health charity supporting adult male victims of sexual violation, is proud to announce the opening of the first national web-chat service aimed specifically at men who have experienced sexual violation at any point in their lives. Georgina Hoare, the charity’s Clinical Services Manager says: “SurvivorsUK has been listening to the […]

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Funding Announced For Male Victims of Sexual Violence

Thursday 13th February 2014: Male victims of rape and sexual violence will receive increased access to vital help and support thanks to the first dedicated fund designed specifically to meet their needs, Victims’ Minister Damian Green MP has announced in an MoJ statement today. Since 2011, MoJ has provided over £5m to organisations supporting both […]

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Mandate NOW Response: Mandatory Reporting – NSPCC Position is Contradictory

  There are three possible categories of argument for keeping the disclosure of abuse in Regulated Activities1 discretionary. 1. That the reporting rate is already so high that no compulsion is required. 2. That although the reporting rate is not very high, mandatory reporting would not increase it significantly 3. That a low rate of reporting is […]

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