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TST in Guardian: Survivors Deprived of their Human Rights

Tuesday 11 Aug 2015: Guardian: Josh Halliday Sexual Abuse charity funding crisis sees up to 10,000 in UK wait a year for help Fay Maxted OBE, CEO of the Survivors Trust is quoted: Fay Maxted OBE, the chief executive of the Survivors Trust, a national umbrella group for sexual abuse charities, said victims were being deprived […]

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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: “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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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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Children’s Commissioner Survey: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

The Children’s Commissioner has released a survivor survey aimed at gathering the views of adult survivors. The Children’s Commissioner is conducting a two year inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment.  Sue Berelowitz, who is Chair of the Inquiry, says “The views and experiences of adult survivors are seen as offering a unique […]

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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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Survivors Alliance (inc TST) Welcomes Inquiry with Statutory Powers

Press Release 12th March 2015, 10.30am The Survivors Alliance welcomes today’s announcement by the Home Secretary that the National Inquiry into child abuse has been restarted with statutory powers. Spokesperson for the Survivors Alliance, Lucy Duckworth commented: “The new terms of reference and structure give the Inquiry wider powers to compel witnesses to give evidence […]

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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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