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UK survivors of online child sexual abuse asked to share their voices

NAPAC is calling on UK survivors of online child sexual abuse to share their voices, as part of international research to highlight the devastating impacts of online child sexual abuse offending. NAPAC and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) have started to gather research about the impacts of online child sexual abuse (CSA) on the survivors depicted in abuse images that are distributed online.

UK adult survivors of child sexual abuse who were photographed or filmed can participate in this survey
Find out more or take part in the survey

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week runs from 5-11 February 2018, an umbrella campaign supported by numerous NGOs including NAPAC. #ItsNotOK

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – a challenge for survivors

NAPAC’s support line team often hear from female survivors who are too frightened to undergo gynaecological examinations, even when they have cause for concern. Balancing the fear of re-traumatisation against serious health risks can feel overwhelming for many survivors. Here are some tips, shared by survivors, which have successfully improved their experience of a cervical screening.

Surviving Christmas As A Survivor

Surviving Christmas As A Survivor. The festive season can be marred by reunions with child abusers, family estrangement, or returning to the place where the abuse happened. Simply put, the holidays are hard for us survivors. Dawn Neville shares her tips on getting through the festive season.

NAPAC’s training goes national

NAPAC will be expanding its training programme in 2018. Our one-day SASCA course, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, will run Leeds on Thu 15 February 2018, Nottingham on 17 April and further courses will run in Cardiff and in London over the following...

New NAPAC training course in Leeds, 15 Feb 2018

Our training course in Leeds is suitable for GPs, mental health professionals, safeguarding leads, addictions workers, homeless outreach workers, eating disorder specialists, social workers, ISVAs, police officers, prison and probation officers.

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.

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