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 work in the media or are developing a story including survivors you can contact us for advice and information

or email us using the contact form

Media guidelines

Whether you are a journalist, producer, or write storylines for soaps, we hope that these guidelines will help you to be more aware of how media coverage can affect survivors. These guidelines apply NAPAC’s trauma-informed approach to media work with survivors and their stories. 

Good reporting can:

  • Reduce the stigma faced by survivors
  • Start positive conversations around disclosure
  • Improve understanding of how abuse happens
  • Help to make society safer for children today and in the future

Signpost to NAPAC

If a story mentions childhood abuse, please signpost to our free support services

Telephone – 0808 801 0331 

Email – 

Website – 

If you want to discuss a story, please contact



Key facts about child abuse and adult survivors 

Our key facts page has links to the latest 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