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Over 10,000 call attempts in the past five weeks since footballers spoke out

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood’s (NAPAC) support line, the only national support line for adult survivors of child abuse in the UK, has been overwhelmed by demand since footballers bravely spoke about the abuse they suffered in childhood. The charity, which has just 10 staff, has received over 10,000 call attempts to its support line in the past five weeks and took 654 calls over this period.

Tenfold increase in survivors seeking support

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) has seen a tenfold increase in the number of adult survivors of child abuse registering for their support groups from 10 registrations a week to a hundred per week in the past three weeks. The charity is calling for a refocusing on the lack of appropriate support for those who have suffered such painful trauma and abuse in childhood.

NAPAC’s support groups

Many adult survivors struggle to cope with various aspects of life including issues such as low self-esteem, anger, guilt and self-blame. 

Dame Lowell Goddard To Appear Before MPs

Peter Saunders, founder of the National Association for People Abused In Childhood (NAPAC), said “I think its a great tragedy she has gone but let’s move on.”

http://news.sky.com/story/goddard-resigns-as-head-of-child-abuse-inquiry-10523105

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