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Research

Videos

Videos

May 2019 Facebook Live: Barriers to reporting, the CPS and mobile phones. May 2019 Facebook Live: Healing and Living after Experiencing Childhood Sexual Abuse We teamed...

Flow

Flow

This film highlights how difficult it can be to disclose childhood sexual abuse. It is based on interviews with people who are recovering from childhood...

Survivor Support Resources

Survivor Support Resources

The TST resources website has a wealth of information, survivor videos and practical self-help tips for survivors and anyone who wants to learn more about...

Next Steps for Special Measures - A review of the provision of special measures to vulnerable and intimidated witnesses

Next Steps for Special Measures – A review of the provision of special measures to vulnerable and intimidated witnesses

A new report by the Victims’ Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, examines the provision of protections for vulnerable and intimidated victims, known as ‘special measures.’...

Survivors' Journeys - Survivors' Voices- Including the voice of survivors in commissioning support services

Survivors’ Journeys – Survivors’ Voices- Including the voice of survivors in commissioning support services

Following an unprecedented rise in the volume of survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence seeking help, The Survivors Trust were funded by NHS England...

Victims' Code of Practice

Victims’ Code of Practice

The Ministry of Justice have published a simplified and updated Victims’ Code. The new Code comes into force on 1st April 2021 and includes 12...

Disclosure of non-recent (historic) childhood sexual abuse: What should researchers do?

Disclosure of non-recent (historic) childhood sexual abuse: What should researchers do?

This paper highlights important considerations for Research Ethics Committees on the importance of preserving confidentiality of disclosures by adults of non-recent abuse. Researchers in the...

Sexual violence and COVID-19: all silent on the home front

Sexual violence and COVID-19: all silent on the home front

In this article, Clare Gunby et al reflect on the framing of violence against women in mainstream media in the UK, and some policy documents...

Mesarch - Join a thousand voices for change!

Mesarch – Join a thousand voices for change!

Mesarch (Multi-disciplinary Evaluation of Sexual Assault Referral Centres for better Health) is a 4 year landmark research study that seeks to identify effective models of...

I didn't marry a monster

I didn’t marry a monster

Launched during the Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness week, Ola and her partner Olu created this video which we are honoured to share to highlight...

'What Works; patient and stakeholder engagement for Sexual Assault Referral Centres’

‘What Works; patient and stakeholder engagement for Sexual Assault Referral Centres’

Following research undertaken into how Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) engage victims / survivors and stakeholders, NHS England has published the ‘What Works; patient and...

The injustice of justice: female sexual violence victims and the fear of coming forward by Imogen Cheatham

The injustice of justice: female sexual violence victims and the fear of coming forward by Imogen Cheatham

This dissertation and research written by Imogen Cheatham examines why acts of sexual violence continue to be under-reported as a crime, finding that perhaps the...

APPG

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was created in November 2018 by Sarah Champion MP and The Survivors Trust, and contains members from across the Commons...

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood after Childhood Sexual Abuse

Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood after Childhood Sexual Abuse

This resource will help women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to prepare for pregnancy, birth and parenthood. The effects of CSA can last...