Our New Booklet – Child on Child Abuse and Support for Young Adult Survivors

In response to the growing number of young adults disclosing instances of abuse in childhood on our support line and across the country, we’ve authored a new booklet addressing the challenges that young people may face. This new resource is free to all and offers insights into the nature of child-on-child abuse and where to go for help.

What is it about?

Our booklet, Child on Child Abuse gives advice for young people who may have experienced abuse in childhood, as well as tips on spotting instances of abuse for parents and professionals who are in regular contact with young people.

It addresses a wide variety of situations and subjects such as the impact upon a child’s development, what a survivor can do if they are not believed, how to respond to disclosures and finding the road to recovery. It also looks at abuse in educational environments and examines the relationships between organised crime and child abuse.

Who is it for?

Whilst this resource is primarily aimed at young adults who need more information on disclosure and making sense of the abuse they experienced, it is also useful for parents, teachers, and professionals who are often around young people that are vulnerable and may be survivors.

It is also for supporters of survivors who want to know how best to handle a disclosure and help a friend, colleague, or loved one.

How will it help me?

It is our hope that this booklet will give you confidence to speak out when you are ready, to clarify that the abuse was never your fault, and that you have the power to take control of your recovery.

We also hope that it will clarify different forms of child abuse that young people may be experiencing and make these easier for professionals to help with a disclosure when the survivor feels they can speak up.


Since the outpouring of testimonies on the Everyone’s Invited page, we have seen a significant and sustained increase in the number of young people calling or emailing NAPAC to disclose their experiences of childhood abuse. Evidently there are a lot of young people who are affected, which is why we’ve created this new booklet to address their concerns.”

“This is also a highly useful resource for teachers, parents and social workers, outlining the issues that young people could be facing, as well as how to deal with a disclosure in a productive manner.” 

Gabrielle Shaw, Chief Executive, NAPAC


Where can I go next?

 Our young adults landing page contains a variety of advice and resources for young people and Under 18s, if you would like to speak to one of our incredible support staff, please call our free confidential helpline on 0808 801 0331 or email support@napac.org.uk.

If you’ve taken the time to read this, then you’re already on your way to recovery, it’s time to take control of your story. Remember we’re here for you.

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