Sexually abused children denied compensation

The impact of being refused criminal compensation after surviving sexual abuse or assault

After reading coverage of the government rejecting compensation claims for people abused as children, I would like to raise questions about the potentially retraumatizing impact of being refused criminal compensation after surviving sexual abuse or assault. Criminal compensation in general can be a very thorny subject but when sexual abuse is the crime for which […]

Thank you for making our BBC Radio 4 appeal a success!

  Thank you to everyone who listened, shared, and donated to our recent BBC Radio 4 charity appeal! Together you raised over £5,000!   Two weeks ago, producer, filmmaker and broadcaster Louis Theroux presented our appeal, focusing on the average time it takes for a man to talk about his experience of sexual abuse, which […]

Launch of Male Survivors Partnership announced

  Following an £85,000 grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, the Male Survivors Partnership, a panel of representatives from leading male sexual violence charities, has been created. The Male Survivors Partnership, founded by Survivors Manchester, Mankind UK, Safeline and Survivors UK, will be working in partnership with LimeCulture Community Interest Company […]


Today we say goodbye to our Chief Executive, Keith Best, who has left SurvivorsUK in order to pursue other activities. Keith says: “Throughout my time at the charity I have been enormously impressed by the professional clinical care and emotional support given by SurvivorsUK to those who seek our help. I shall miss communicating directly […]

BBC Crimewatch programme on Operation Hydrant

At 9pm on Monday 27 February BBC TV Crimewatch’s programme will identify why those who have been abused many years ago (historic abuse) are reluctant to come forward and report such abuse. “This programme, entitled “From Call to Corroboration”, which features several survivors’ stories should be watched by all those who have experienced such abuse but need […]

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