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Helpful Contact Details

 

Survivor Scotland

The Scottish Government's Survivor Support Team give policy advice regarding people harmed by child abuse in Scotland.

 

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland.

 

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS)

Dedicated to making big and positive differences in the lives of looked after children and their families.

 

Future Pathways

Formerly known as the In Care Survivor Support Fund (ICSSF) Future Pathways supports those who have experienced abuse in care. You can contact them by phone on 0808 164 2005, by email or by using the form on their website. If you are worried about contacting them directly yourself a relative, friend or support worker can, with your permission, get in touch with them on your behalf.

 

Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC)

Promotes and protects the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

 

The Scottish Law Commission

The Scottish Law Commission is Scotland’s law reform body.

 

The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)

The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL) is an association set up for the benefit of victims, lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood.

 

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP's primary purpose is to support counsellors and help them better serve their clients.

 

Speakup

Run by and for people with learning disabilities and their supporters.

 

Siblings Together

An initiative dedicated towards promoting positive contact between siblings separated by care. It aims to provide opportunities for planned, enjoyable, high quality contact for those siblings separated.

 

The Media Wise Trust

Helps victims of media abuse.

 

The Salvation Army

Offers a Family Tracing Service.

 

Women's Aid

Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

0808 2000 247 - Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership with Refuge)

 

Refuge

Refuge provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.

0808 2000 247 - Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership with Women's Aid)

 

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. We provide free and confidential support and information to help you deal with your experiences.

Their Supporline on 08 08 16 89 111 operates 24/7

 

Childline

Childline is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call Childline to talk about any problem on Freephone 0800 1111 24/7

 

NSPCC

If you're worried about a child's safety or welfare or if you need help or advice, ring the NSPCC Freephone helpline on O808 800 5000 24/7

 

The Hideout

The Hideout website provides help, information and support for children and young people whether they're currently living with violence, have experienced violence in the past or know someone else going through it and are looking for help and information. The website includes lots of information to explain what domestic violence is, how it affects people and where they can go for more help.

 

Men's Advice Line

The Men's Advice Line helpline provides a range of services aimed primarily at men experiencing domestic abuse from their partner. Call them on 0808 801 0327 free from landlines and most mobiles

 

The Lantern Project

Support and information for victims of child abuse, domestic abuse, racial abuse and bullying. Contact us through our web site, or by e-mail

 

INTERNATIONAL SURVIVOR GROUPS

 

AUSTRALIA

Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)

Support and advocacy group for children brought up in care in Australia.

 

CANADA

Wellness, Counselling and Consulting

The Wellness Counselling Group serves the Toronto area and consists of professional and qualified Psychotherapists and Counsellors who provide an empathetic, proactive environment for personal empowerment.

 

IRELAND

One in Four

Supports women and men who have experienced sexual abuse and or sexual violence.

 
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