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.


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Media guidelines

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

Latest media mentions

Good Housekeeping

NAPAC’s Trustee Dawn Neville talks about the abuse she suffered in childhood: ‘I was told “It’s your fault and you brought it on yourself.” That’s what I carried with me.

‘When I called NAPAC it was a revelation to me that they understood – I didn’t need to explain to them everything that I’d been through. They believed me.’ 

Read the full article here in Good Housekeeping

The Guardian

Dawn Neville: “I survived child abuse and now I’m a trustee for the small charity that helped me”

“When I finally came face-to-face with my own childhood experiences, if I hadn’t been able to talk to someone on NAPAC’s support line, I don’t know who else I could have turned to.” 

Read the Guardian article here

Huffington Post

Rolf Harris Is Making Didgeridoos Out Of Toilet Rolls In Prison

“It seems that Rolf Harris is finding prison quite therapeutic and fulfilling. This pleasantry sits in stark contrast to the fact that this man is a prolific offender found guilty of numerous indecent assaults on girls over 17 years. 

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The Guardian

Police expect 30,000 new child abuse reports from Goddard inquiry. Extent of child sexual abuse in England and Wales begins to become clear as inquiry passes on 100 cases a month.

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Sky News

The vigilantes hunting online predators.
They’re not endorsed by the police but this month vigilantes helped to convict paedophiles

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The Times

Clinical Trial Of Treatment To Cure Paedophiles. Peter Saunders, founder of the National Assocation for People Abused in Childhood, said: “The abuse of children is not always about a sexual urge.

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Goal Magazine

Adam Johnson case ‘The onus is on the adult to behave appropriately’

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The Guardian

Dentists and housing workers to be trained to spot child sexual abuse

Charity could eventually offer course across social care industry amid concerns key workers are failing to address root cause of survivors’ issues

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