Addressing the consequences of childhood sexual abuse

Find out more about childhood sexual abuse

No child is responsible for their abuse. No one should feel ashamed.

Read Rachel's experience

I went for help because I didn't want to feel that way any longer.

Read Jan's experience

I was tired of just surviving. I wanted a life.

Read Terry's experience

Of course I wish things could have been different but I am stronger now.

Read Steve's experience

THIS WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING REDEVELOPED. ALL IDEAS ON ITS FUTURE CONTENT WILL BE WELCOME. PLEASE POST YOUR IDEAS TO survivorscotlandfeedback@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

We are pleased to advise that Scottish Ministers are continuing their commitment to develop and enhance services for survivors and we are now seeking applications for innovation and development funding which will be available for 2015-16.
Covering Letter [DOCX - 149kB]
Application Form [DOC - 213kB]
The closing date for application is 17 July 2015

IN CARE SURVIVOR SUPPORT QUESTIONNAIRE

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, made a Parliamentary Statement on 28 May 2015 on the National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse. Included in this was an announcement that £13.5 million over 5 years would be available for a tailored support fund/service for in care survivors. We are committed to engaging with survivors on the development of the criteria and operational arrangements for the survivor support service. This questionnaire [DOCX - 30kB] gives you the opportunity to give us your views.

SurvivorScotland oversees the National Strategy for survivors of Childhood abuse. Through the National Strategy, Strategy Funding and the National Confidential Forum, we aim to:

  • Raise awareness of childhood abuse
  • Increase awareness of its long term consequences
  • Improve support services
  • Enhance the health and wellbeing of survivors
  • Understand and acknowledge the experiences of people who were in care as children, whether those experiences were positive or negative
  • Develop training and skills for frontline workers

Find out more about the National Strategy, Strategy Funding and National Confidential Forum