Report: Breaking the silence on living with the impact of child sexual abuse in the family environment

This is an important and brave account. Important because, through the stories of survivors, it brings into sharp relief the cruel reality of childhood sexual abuse – the betrayal, terror, isolation, loneliness, destruction of childhood and family that are all part of the fallout of being abused…The voices in this excellent report tell us what needs to be done today. It is the least the survivors deserve – that their stories are heard, the lessons are learnt and their brave accounts are not in vain. I commend One in Four for this excellent report’. Sue Berelowitz Visiting Professor Bedfordshire University

Report and supporting documents

  1. Survivors Voices – Breaking the Silence on living with the impact of child sexual abuse in the family environment 
  2. Summary Analysis of above report 
  3. Survivors’ Voices – Supplementary narratives document to complement the main report 

One in Four is a charity passionately and professionally committed to supporting survivors who experienced child sexual abuse (CSA) and to raising awareness of this challenging issue. One in Four created The Survivors’ Narratives Project in 2015, to give survivors a voice and a chance to be heard. Through publication of these narratives – both in the main report Survivors’ Voices: Breaking the silence on living with the impact of child sexual abuse in the family environment and in this supplementary document – they aim to improve understanding of the impact of sexual abuse in childhood across professional audiences including health professionals, social workers, counsellors, educators, lawyers, policy-makers and the wider public.These narratives have been written by people who were sexually abused as children in their families or in the wider family environment by people they should have been able to trust. www.oneinfour.org.uk

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