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1 in 20

children in the UK

have been sexually abused

1 in 20

children in the UK

have been sexually abused

Over 90%

of sexually abused children

were abused by someone they knew


of sexual abuse is committed by other children and young people

Around 83%

of all sexual abuse victims to not report their experience to the police

3.4 Million

women (approx) have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16


men (approx) have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16


cases of rape on children under the age of  13 were recorded by the police in 2016/17

Sexual Abuse/Assault/Rape Helplines


RCEW is a feminist organisation that workd to improve services and promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced all forms of sexual assault across England and Wales. They currently have 44 member Rape Crisis centres, providing services in 54 locations.


An estimated 12,000 men are raped in the UK every year, and more than 70,000 are sexually abused or assaulted. They provide both individual and group counselling from their base in Shadwell, London, for adult men (18 yo+) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives. They also offer workshops for carers/partners/supporters of male survivors and training to professionals/organisations working with survivors.


Victim support are an independent charity that work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. Their support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.


What is sexual assault?

What should you do if you've been sexually assaulted?

What are Sexual assault referral centres (SARC's)?

What about forensic medical examinations?

Is there confidentiality?

How to support a victim of sexual assault?


TST provide support and networking for member agencies, deliver accredited training and raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse and its effect on survivors. They believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report their experience.


Sexual abuse often leads to complicated mental health issues such as depression, PTSD, OCD and anxiety. Mind offer their services and further advice on where to seek help.

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