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On 23 August 2019, the NAPAC Board of Trustees learnt through a media enquiry about a serious incident in 2008 involving Peter Saunders, the charity’s Founder and Spokesperson. On 27 August 2019, NAPAC decided to commission an external review by an independent governance expert to fully understand what governance systems existed at NAPAC at the time of the incident in 2008 and how they were applied. The review was also asked to examine NAPAC’s current governance systems and policies and how they would hold up in the case of a similar incident occurring. Click on the title to read more.
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Twins Alex and Marcus Lewis are the subject of an extraordinary new documentary, “Tell Me Who I Am,” debuting globally on Netflix Friday 18th October 2019. Alex was in his late teens when a motorcycle accident wiped out his memory, except for one thing: he recognised...
“If an allegation of non-recent child abuse is made the police should listen with empathy, treat it seriously and follow the evidence. We can’t move back to a time where allegations of child abuse were dismissed out of hand.” said NAPAC’s CEO Gabrielle Shaw in response to the publication of unredacted sections of the Henriques report today.
World Patient Safety Day – building a culture of safety in the healthcare system for survivors of childhood abuse
Today (Tuesday 17 September 2019) is the first-ever World Patient Safety Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching a global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urging people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer. This theme...
It is with regret the NAPAC Board of Trustees has suspended Pete Saunders from his role as Founder and Spokesperson with immediate effect. This period of suspension will allow a process of investigation into the issues raised by a story published on 25 August 2019 regarding an incident in 2008.
NAPAC has been awarded £347,712 from the Home Office through its Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (SVSCSA) Fund, which is invested in UK-wide projects to support victims and survivors as they rebuild their lives.
Carl Beech was proven to be a serial liar and a fraud, falsely claiming to be the victim of a VIP child abuse ring. “The wider harm done to genuine survivors of childhood abuse is incalculable.”
Many of the issues which came up in the Archers on BBC Radio 4 last week are things we hear about on our support line every day. We are on track to reach taking 12K calls our support line this year. Around one in seven people were telling someone for the very first time about what happened to them as a child. Find out more about the support we offer.
Responding to a new campaign, supported by Cliff Richard and Paul Gambaccini, calling for suspects accused of sexual crimes to have anonymity prior to charge, NAPAC’s CEO, Gabrielle Shaw said this: “No one wants an innocent person to be publicly accused and prosecuted...