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Sexual Abuse And Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2017

By Head of Abuse Team

Slater and Gordon are proud to support sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week, which takes place this year on 6-12 February.

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Organised by the NSPCC, Rape Crisis and Survivors UK, the awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness about sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to prevent it in the UK.

For many survivors of abuse, it is difficult to talk about and takes considerable bravery to step forward and speak about what has happened. By showing support, we stand in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual abuse and violence, and raise awareness in hopes of putting an end to future abuse.

By showing support, we stand in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual abuse and violence, and raise awareness in hopes of putting an end to future abuse.

Too often we see that cases of abuse may have been avoided if there had been a mandatory reporting law in place. Slater and Gordon are calling for changes to UK law around mandatory reporting of abuse cases. We started our campaign in 2013 demanding greater exploration of the laws surrounding child abuse. This legislation would mean that those with a duty of care would be required by law to report any suspicion of abuse or neglect so that justice may intervene as well as identify any safeguarding issues for those who are vulnerable.

The hashtag #ItsNotOk2017 is being used by supporters to encourage the public and institutions to take part.

 

Richard Scorer is a principal lawyer and head of the abuse team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK.

Slater and Gordon have the UK’s most experienced team of abuse lawyers and are currently representing over 800 survivors of abuse.

We offer a free and completely confidential consultation to anyone affected by sexual abuse. Call us anytime 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.

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