The Ann Craft Trust is a UK based organisation working with staff in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors to protect people with learning disabilities who may be at risk from abuse. The Trust also provides advice and information to parents and carers who may have concerns about someone that they are supporting.
Barnardo’s Orchard/Mosaic project works with children who have been sexually abused, with the aim of building up the child’s self-esteem and resilience, to help them fulfil their potential.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be. That means building intelligence around the risks, tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or with local and international forces and working with children and parents to deliver the unique ‘ ThinkuKnow’ educational programme. The centre’s approach is truly holistic, its style is totally inclusive and its appeal is to everyone out there to work with them in making every child matter.
NAPAC is a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood.
R.E.A.C.H. provides a free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for women and men (aged 16 and over at the time of the assault) who have been subjected to an attack of a sexual nature. It was initiated by Northumbria Police and their Women Doctors Scheme to respond to clients needs. R.E.A.C.H. has two dedicated centres; The Ellis Fraser Centre in Sunderland and The Rhona Cross Centre in Newcastle. They are designed to provide a fully equipped medical examination suite, interview facilities and quiet rooms for counselling.
SAFELINE is a voluntary association based in the UK which has been established by people who were themselves sexually abused as children. The objects of the charity are to relieve suffering and advance education amongst people experiencing the after effects of the trauma of rape and sexual abuse, without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour or of political, religious or other opinions.
SomeOne Cares is a free, confidential counselling service for survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. It is a not-for-profit organisation working throughout the North East of England. SomeOne Cares was established in 1989 and works with males and females from 11 years plus. It specialises in childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. Telephone 0191 257 8094. E-mail: Referrals@someonecares.org.uk
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a site where you can find the latest esafety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Waves is a monthly group (at least initially) for those who wish to discuss with others issues around emotional abuse. This group is open to all adult survivors of emotional abuse in childhood. Please note, it is not designed to look into issues around sexual abuse or offences.
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