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Sexual Abuse Resources for Young People

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Abuse Emotional Abuse Domestic Violence Child Sexual Exploitation Neglect

Here are the resources we found for sexual abuse for young people:

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

I’m Taking My Body Back – Rupi Kaur

Using a mix of poetry and narrative, Rupi Kaur weaves together a powerful story where in spite of great trauma, ends where it begins - by restoring the feeling of home within your body. She highlights that when you have been sexually assaulted, or a victim of domestic abuse, or have a mental illness or disability: it can leave you feel homeless within your body, it can make you feel lost but finding your passion can help you reclaim your body, your home and help you survive.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

A World without Rape is Possible

A world without rape is possible, and there is only one foolproof way to make sure it doesn’t happen. While it sounds like this video might just be repeating the messages our parents have told us, you’ll be surprised to see what the way to prevent rape actually is.

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Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

SurvivorsUK

SurvivorsUK know that male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships, but they provide services to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes of the wider society.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Rape and Sexual Violence Project

The Rape and Sexual Violence Project is a Birmingham-based charity who believe that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. They offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Help after Rape and Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any sexual act that a person did not consent to, or is forced into against their will. Sexual assault is a crime within the United Kingdom and you should not feel guilty for reporting it as a crime.

Tackling Sexual Violence in the LGBT Community

Sexual violence can affect anyone regardless of their gender identity or what type of relationship they’re in. The Mix takes a look at sexual violence in the LGBT community and find out where you can get support. This webpage contains information about the myth that you don’t have to worry about consent due to their partner being the same gender, what to do if your partner is drunk, and what to do if you’re trans and worried about sexual assault.

How do I tell Someone that I’m being Sexually Abused?

This message from Zumos recognises the highly sensitive nature of this subject and guides the listener with deep support, understanding and encouragement through the minefield of possibilities towards achievement of the goal, acknowledging all the probable fears and anxieties throughout and building confidence and courage to face the problem.

Download

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

I’m Taking My Body Back – Rupi Kaur

Using a mix of poetry and narrative, Rupi Kaur weaves together a powerful story where in spite of great trauma, ends where it begins - by restoring the feeling of home within your body. She highlights that when you have been sexually assaulted, or a victim of domestic abuse, or have a mental illness or disability: it can leave you feel homeless within your body, it can make you feel lost but finding your passion can help you reclaim your body, your home and help you survive.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

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Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

SurvivorsUK

SurvivorsUK know that male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships, but they provide services to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes of the wider society.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Help after Rape and Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any sexual act that a person did not consent to, or is forced into against their will. Sexual assault is a crime within the United Kingdom and you should not feel guilty for reporting it as a crime.

How do I tell Someone that I’m being Sexually Abused?

This message from Zumos recognises the highly sensitive nature of this subject and guides the listener with deep support, understanding and encouragement through the minefield of possibilities towards achievement of the goal, acknowledging all the probable fears and anxieties throughout and building confidence and courage to face the problem.

Download

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.

NSPCC Underwear Rule – Keeping Deaf Children Children Safe from Abuse

This video is made for parents and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to show how to keep deaf children safe from child sexual exploitation and abuse. This video shows the story of a young man who’s deaf and his hearing mother, and a young girl and her dad who are both deaf and how they navigate teaching their children about how to stay safe from abuse.

I’m Taking My Body Back – Rupi Kaur

Using a mix of poetry and narrative, Rupi Kaur weaves together a powerful story where in spite of great trauma, ends where it begins - by restoring the feeling of home within your body. She highlights that when you have been sexually assaulted, or a victim of domestic abuse, or have a mental illness or disability: it can leave you feel homeless within your body, it can make you feel lost but finding your passion can help you reclaim your body, your home and help you survive.

Greg’s Story

This video shares the story of Greg whose experience of child sexual exploitation began at the age of 12. Greg met an older man online and they quickly became friends before the relationship became abusive and highly exploitative. Eventually Greg found Barnardo’s and found help.

How do I tell Someone that I’m being Sexually Abused?

This message from Zumos recognises the highly sensitive nature of this subject and guides the listener with deep support, understanding and encouragement through the minefield of possibilities towards achievement of the goal, acknowledging all the probable fears and anxieties throughout and building confidence and courage to face the problem.

Organisation View all organisations

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

SurvivorsUK

SurvivorsUK know that male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships, but they provide services to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes of the wider society.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.

Stop CSE – The NWG Network

(Featured resource)‘Every day children are subjected to sexual exploitation. The effects this can have on their lives and their family’s lives are devastating and irreparable. NWG are a network dedicated to helping combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), to raise awareness and to provide information and support to voluntary and statutory services who fight alongside us’

Abuse

Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Help after Rape and Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any sexual act that a person did not consent to, or is forced into against their will. Sexual assault is a crime within the United Kingdom and you should not feel guilty for reporting it as a crime.

Download

A Self-Help Guide for Males who have been Sexually Abused

This booklet has been put together for any man who has been sexually abused, or anyone that cares about a man that has been sexually abused. The abuse could have taken place recently, or in the past but it is still important to find healthy coping mechanisms and ways to talk about it.