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Sexual and criminal abuse

Support resources for victims of sexual, physical and child abuse

Here are a variety of charities and support services for people who have suffered from abuse and would like additional help and support.

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Reporting the incident

If you or someone you know has suffered physical or sexual abuse you should report it to the police. 101 is the central contact number for the police, in non-emergency situations and can provide you with details of your local station.

NSPCC

The NSPCC is a UK registered children's charity fighting against child abuse. They help protect children from child abuse and also help those who have been abused to rebuild their lives.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Samaritans

The Samaritans is a charity which provides confidential emotional support, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to anyone suffering emotional distress or struggling to cope, across the UK.

https://www.samaritans.org/

NAPAC

NAPAC is a UK registered charity which was set up to offer a range of services and support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse including neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

https://napac.org.uk/

HAVOCA

HAVOCA, or Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse, is a forum run by adult survivors of child abuse, which offers support, friendship and advice to those who have been affected by childhood abuse.

http://www.havoca.org/

Male Survivor

Male Survivor is an organisation which provides life-changing support including forums and a range of recovery therapies to male adult survivors of child abuse.

https://malesurvivor.org/

Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse, or AEA, is a specialist organisation in the UK focusing on the issue of elder abuse and offering a range of guidance and support services to those who have been affected by elder abuse.

https://www.elderabuse.org.uk/

NWG

NWG is a UK based charitable organisation, whose aim is to offer support and advice to those working with children and young people under 18 who are affected by abuse through sexual exploitation.

https://www.nwgnetwork.org/

SupportLine

SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to anyone on any issue. The service is mainly aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable at risk and also offers support to victims of any form of abuse.

https://www.supportline.org.uk/

Safeline

Safeline is a charity designed to prevent sexual abuse as well as help anyone who has been affected by it.

https://www.safeline.org.uk/

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