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“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...
Restorative Justice may be used for child sexual abuse cases. It represents a very powerful alternative to the traditional criminal justice route and can prevent the inevitable re-traumatisation that comes from giving statements and cross-examination in court.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse was formed in November 2018 to highlight the needs of victims and survivors across the country and to give a voice to their concerns in Parliament. Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham,...