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Lanzarote – Why not?

Heard of the Lanzarote Convention, have you? If you are reading this on the SurvivorsUK website, the chances are you are a survivor yourself. The Lanzarote Convention is about you. The Lanzarote Convention – or the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse – was signed by all […]

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The hardest secret I’ve broken

“Where do I go to tell someone? I’m not 14 anymore … I’m an adult, 25 years old and a Police Officer. What will people think of me? How wound my family react to this? Hell! How will my work react? No, I can’t tell anyone. It’s been 12 years so another couple won’t hurt”. […]

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Something on account for survivors

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report on April 25. This is a progress report which the Inquiry was obliged to produce by its remit. The full report is 109 pages. My first impression is that Professor Jay – the most recent in a series of chairs – is on top […]

Helping male survivors of sexual violation to recover - Sarah Van Gogh

Helping Male Survivors Of Sexual Violation To Recover, by Sarah Van Gogh

One of the counsellors who works at SurvivorsUK, Sarah Van Gogh, has written a book about helping male survivors of sexual abuse to recover and move on in their lives. The book is published this month. Here is a short extract from the introduction: “Men who have experienced sexual violation often have a kind of […]

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So it’s been almost seven years … seven years since the day that I thought I was in control, the day that I thought I was the Barry big balls … the man about the scene. No … my mistake, I followed a party girl back to a back to her friends, four straight lads, […]

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