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Resources and links

These resources and links are owned by other charities or not-for-profit organisations, specialising in specific types of abuse. CSASS isn’t responsible for the information and advice on these websites. We hope you find them useful.

ADULTS

  • Ann Craft Trust – national information and advice service on all aspects of sexual abuse and exploitation of adults and children with learning difficulties
  • Izzys Promise (RANS) – supporting adult survivors of ritual and organised abuse
  • Karma Nirvana – supporting victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) – emotional support for adults who have experienced abuse in childhood
  • Mind – mental health support and information, including self-harm, anxiety and depression
  • Counselling Directory – a directory of private counsellors and psychotherapists

UNDER 18s

We’re really sorry, we don’t work with under 18s. But there are loads of organisations out there who can help you – whether you’re a young survivor, a sibling or parent of one, or an adult concerned about a child. If you want to call us to chat about your options please do.

WOMEN

  • Rape Crisis – supporting women and girls who have been raped or experienced any form of sexual violence
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre – supporting female survivors aged 13+ with specialised confidential support and information
  • The Portal – supporting black and minority ethnic women and girls aged 16+ who have experienced sexual and domestic violence and abuse

MEN

  • A useful guide for men who have been sexually abused – produced by Survivors West Yorkshire (SWP)
  • Safeline’s National Male Survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005
  • Survivors UK – specifically supporting all male survivors. There is a particularly useful section on self-help.

SARCs – sexual assault referral centres

Sexual assault referral centres offer medical, practical and emotional support to all survivors. They have specially trained doctors, nurses and support workers to care for you. Their specialist independent sexual violence advisers (ISVAs) will support you through the criminal justice system if you decide to report the assault to the police, including supporting you through the trial, should the case go to court.

There are SARCs in Manchester and Liverpool. Search for your nearest SARC here

Here’s a video about what to expect if you visit a SARC