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Comment on Operation Conifer, Wiltshire Police’s investigation into allegations of child abuse by former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath

NAPAC comment on Operation Conifer, Wiltshire Police’s investigation into allegations of child abuse by former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath

“It was right for Wilshire Police to carry out a thorough and proportionate investigation into allegations of child abuse by former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. Wiltshire Police have examined the evidence carefully and made the judgement that six of these claims would have met the threshold for Heath to have been interviewed under caution, had he been alive today.”

NAPAC’s training course accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

NAPAC’s Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA) one-day training course has today been accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). The programme explores how to respond sensitively and effectively to first disclosures, survival strategies and coping mechanisms in adults, post-traumatic stress reactions and trauma-informed practices.

Support line volunteers needed

We need more volunteers to join our friendly support line team in Stockport. Our next volunteer training will run on Monday evenings from 6-9pm over 5 weeks, starting in Oct 2017. If you have empathy, resilience and can commit to a regular four-hour shift, then we’d love to hear from you.

Home Office awards grant funding to NAPAC

NAPAC receives grant funding which allows us to continue providing our free support line and email support service. We’re only able to take a fraction of the calls we receive, so we rely on the generous donations made by individuals to help us meet growing demand.

Demand has risen substantially over the past 3 years, from 55,393 call attempts in 2014/15, to 73,031 in 2015/16 to 89,960 in 2016/17.

We’re recruiting

We’re looking for a Survivor Support Facilitator for our telephone support line service in Stockport.

Join our team of volunteers in Stockport

Molly, our newly trained support line volunteer: “When someone calls NAPAC, we do what we can; we listen and be there for them, we offer reassurance and information to support them – it’s so rewarding when someone says (at the end of a call), ‘thanks for your help’.”

Big increase in Asian women calling NAPAC’s support line

The BBC’s Three Girls has reached a lot of survivors and prompted them to seek support from us after watching the programme. • We’ve had a very noticeable increase in Asian women calling who suffered abuse in childhood. • We’ve had a lot of callers who suffered...
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