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Sexual Abuse Resources for Young People

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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.

Surviving Abuse

A teenager who was sexually abused as a child has launched a video campaign with Fixers UK to help others who have been through the same experience. This video shares a young person reliving her past through photographs, watching as the dark memories come back through the shadows in the pictures.

What is Sexual Assault?

Talking about sexual consent can be uncomfortable but it is important to understand what behaviours are catergorised as sexual assault. This video from Amaze.Org contains information about what sexual assault is and what to do about it if you have been sexually assaulted.

What is Consent, Assault & Harassment?

In this video from Kati Morton, she discusses what consent, assault, and harassment are and how they can take many different forms. She also broaches the topic of child on child sexual assault, incest and how sex can be used as a form of self-harm.

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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’

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.

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.

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’

Sexual Assault on Public Transport

There are more people reporting accounts of sexual assault or harassment on trains than ever, meaning victims are now more confident speaking out, but what counts as sexual assault on public transport, and what can you do if you’re in that situation?

What is Sexual Violence?

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers what sexual violence is and what you should do if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage or relationships, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers child sexual abuse and exploitation. It is beginning to be acknowledges that childhood sexual abuse happens far more than people realise or perhaps want to believe. Around half of the people who contact Rape Crisis are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

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.

Surviving Abuse

A teenager who was sexually abused as a child has launched a video campaign with Fixers UK to help others who have been through the same experience. This video shares a young person reliving her past through photographs, watching as the dark memories come back through the shadows in the pictures.

What is Sexual Assault?

Talking about sexual consent can be uncomfortable but it is important to understand what behaviours are catergorised as sexual assault. This video from Amaze.Org contains information about what sexual assault is and what to do about it if you have been sexually assaulted.

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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’

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’

Sexual Assault on Public Transport

There are more people reporting accounts of sexual assault or harassment on trains than ever, meaning victims are now more confident speaking out, but what counts as sexual assault on public transport, and what can you do if you’re in that situation?

What is Sexual Violence?

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers what sexual violence is and what you should do if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage or relationships, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

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.

Surviving Abuse

A teenager who was sexually abused as a child has launched a video campaign with Fixers UK to help others who have been through the same experience. This video shares a young person reliving her past through photographs, watching as the dark memories come back through the shadows in the pictures.

What is Sexual Assault?

Talking about sexual consent can be uncomfortable but it is important to understand what behaviours are catergorised as sexual assault. This video from Amaze.Org contains information about what sexual assault is and what to do about it if you have been sexually assaulted.

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’

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’

Sexual Assault on Public Transport

There are more people reporting accounts of sexual assault or harassment on trains than ever, meaning victims are now more confident speaking out, but what counts as sexual assault on public transport, and what can you do if you’re in that situation?

What is Sexual Violence?

This webpage from Rape Crisis England and Wales covers what sexual violence is and what you should do if you are experiencing or have experienced sexual violence. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage or relationships, forced marriage, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation and ritual abuse.

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.