The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that 7.5% of adults aged 18 to 74 years experienced sexual abuse before the age of 16 years (3.1 million people); this includes both adult and child perpetrators.
(Year ending March 2019)
Child sexual abuse happens in all communities. It is a horrific crime and can leave a lasting impact on the lives of survivors. The statistics only scratch the surface as the abuse happens in secret and is often kept secret.
“The sexual abuse of a child always takes place in secret; therefore the true prevalence of any form of sexual abuse of children will always be a secret.”
Jacqui Saradjian, HMP Whitemoor
A client on our waiting list has consented to sharing her experience.
She has three children, all aged under 6, who were sexually abused by their father. As a mother she is struggling to keep it together since she found out. She is separated now and trying to support her children, whilst also coping with her own trauma from domestic abuse and the horrors her children have been through.
Counselling can help families heal from this terrible experience. Since the Covid-19 Pandemic Nour have seen over 100% increase in the demand for our counselling service. Please support our emergency appeal to raise much needed funds for this urgent cause.