Whether you are a news reporter or write storylines for soaps, we hope our media guidelines will make you more aware of how media coverage may affect survivors.

If you are a journalist, call us from 9am-5pm on

0203 096 7645

or email us using the contact form

To see where NAPAC has been featured in the news or our views on the latest news stories, check out our Twitter feed. NAPAC on Twitter


Media guidelines

We developed our media guidelines with input from IPSO, OFCOM and the BBC editorial guidelines team IPSO website

Good reporting can:

  • Improve understanding about how child abuse happens
  • Reduce the stigma facing survivors of child abuse
  • Assist police investigations
  • Bring about discussions which will help to make society safer for children today and in the future.

Please consider including details of our support line 0808 801 0331 and website at the end of your report or programme


Media Guidelines for reporting child abuse

Key facts about child abuse and adult survivors 

Our key facts page has links to the lastest data and evidence about non-recent child abuse and its impacts into adulthood. We include sources such as the ONS, Operation Hydrant and Public Health Wales’ research on Adverse Childhood Experiences. Key facts page

Other organisations 

Angles is an On Road Media project that brings media influencers together with people with lived experience of sexual violence and domestic abuse, and/or who work in the sector, promoting new content and a better understanding of the issues. It gives journalists fresh angles on sexual and domestic abuse stories, access to survivors and practitioners across the UK. Angles project – information for journalists

If you are a survivor, Angles can help you with media skills and training, peer support, resources and toolkits. Angles project – information for survivors

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