The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse has published a report on survivors’ experiences of accessing support services and of the criminal justice system. Findings from 365 respondents to an online survey include: 16% of respondents who accessed NHS mental health services felt that it had met their needs and 47% said that specialist voluntary sector sexual abuse counselling/therapy is the most important service for victims after disclosure. Recommendations include: NHS funding should be ring-fenced to ensure specialist services meet demand; and the Home Office should publish research into the economic and social costs of child sexual abuse.
Source: APPG for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Date: 07 May 2019
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