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OBE for TST’s Fay Maxted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Fri 12 June 2015: Ms Fay Maxted. Chief executive Officer The Survivors’ Trust. For services to Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence. (Rugby, Warwickshire) Needless to say ALL at The Survivors Trust are delighted! The London Gazette The Guardian  

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Goddard CSA Inquiry WILL Investigate “Janner” Failings

The Survivors Trust, national UK umbrella agency for 140 specialist sexual violence and sexual abuse support services, welcomes the announcement by Justice Goddard that the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will conduct a full investigation into the institutions and the decision making processes that ended in failure to prosecute Lord Greville Janner, despite credible […]

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Four Person Panel named in Child Sexual Abuse (Goddard) Inquiry

A new four-person panel has been named by Home Secretary Theresa May, as the inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales officially starts work. The panel members are Professor Alexis Jay, Drusilla Sharpling, Ivor Frank and Professor Malcolm Evans. They will serve alongside the New Zealand judge, Lowell Goddard, who is heading the […]

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Home Secretary Names Justice Lowell Goddard as Chair CSA Inquiry Feb 2015: Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary announced in the House of Commons that she had appointed Justice Lowell Goddard  DNZM QC to chair the CSA Inquiry. Home Office Announcement BBC: New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard to lead abuse inquiry Guardian: Lowell Goddard profile: judge ‘has key qualities’ to lead child abuse inquiry Independent: Pioneering New Zealander […]

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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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