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Home Office funds NAPAC support line for another year

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.

Comment on Carl Beech verdict

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.”

What the Archers highlights so well about childhood abuse

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.

Restorative Justice solutions

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.

More survivors can apply for compensation as deeply unfair ‘same-roof’ rule is scrapped

Gabrielle Shaw, NAPAC’s CEO, said:

“We are delighted that the CICA ‘same roof’ rule has been scrapped. Given that most child abuse happens within the family and children are likely to have had no choice but to live under the same roof as their abuser, this rule was rightly viewed as deeply unfair and punitive. It is impossible to measure the damage done by childhood abuse, but for many survivors the impacts affect their health, their adult relationships and their earning potential throughout their lives.”

Trauma-informed training receives British Psychological Society (BPS) CPD Approval

Childhood trauma is increasingly being recognised as the root cause of many mental health difficulties. NAPAC, a national charity which supports adult survivors of child abuse, is regularly is contacted by counsellors, therapists and psychologists seeking advice on how to work with clients who have disclosed childhood abuse. NAPAC has now received CPD Approval for its one-day training course ‘Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse’ (SASCA) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

‘A Christmas letter to my mother’

Many survivors find Christmas a difficult time of year. Here a survivor writes a letter to her mother about the abuse she suffered, the Christmases she wishes she could have had and how she has now moved on in her life.

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