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The APPG for Adult Survivors of CSA’s inquiry report: ‘Survivors’ experiences of police and the Crown Prosecution Service.’

In its second report, the APPG explores survivors’ experience of police and the Crown Prosecution Service. The findings were gathered in four ways: Survivor evidence session in Parliament Sector professional evidence session in Parliament Online survey of survivors with 365 respondents Written evidence submitted to the APPG This report is the second of three to […]

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Parliamentary petition: Make all sexual abuse offences exceptions under the double jeopardy rules

We welcome the petition, created by our Ambassador Dino Nocivelli, calling for the public to sign this in support for exonerating all cases of sexual abuse from the double jeopardy rules.  The statistics speak for themselves, earlier this year we learned that only 37% of cases sent to the CPS between April and September 2018 […]

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TST’s response to the F.A.I.R campaign

In response to a new campaign calling for suspects accused of sexual crimes to have anonymity prior to charge, The Survivors Trust CEO, Fay Maxted OBE said this: “There are now over 130,000 rapes and sexual assaults reported each year, but only a tiny percentage will ever result in a charge or court case. It […]

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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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Ian Ackley: A Plea from the Heart – Survivors: Speak Out, Seek Support – Society: Make sure Support is there

I am 48 years of age and live in London with my partner and four children. When I was a child I was sexually abused by my football coach over a three and a half year period between the ages of 11 and 14. I did not disclose the abuse until I was approx. 26 […]

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