Victims of abuse in childhood offered help

Published: 11 January 2019

Date:
11 January 2019
Sexual violence against women

The hurt and distress of childhood abuse can return later in life for some victims

Following publication of the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC report 'Giving victims a voice' into allegations of sexual abuse made against Jimmy Savile, Victim Support is reminding the public that we can help and support victims of abuse, regardless of when the crime happened.

Victim Support's services are confidential, free and available to anyone who has been abused. Help is available, regardless of whether the person has told the police or anyone else about the attack. Emotional support can be given for weeks, months and if needed years.

Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support said: "The extent of Jimmy Savile's abuse is both shocking and appalling. Victim Support can help people any time after a crime has happened, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.

"We will therefore support anyone who has been affected by alleged crimes relating to Jimmy Savile and indeed anyone who has had memories of other abuse brought back by this high profile case."

Read more about dealing with childhood abuse later in life

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