Welcome

Welcome to S.H.E. UK. We are a UK Registered Charity based in Nottinghamshire that offers a holistic range of support services for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, exploitation, and sexual violence. We also offer bespoke training and events for organisations and companies who would like to know more about these areas, in addition to training staff, expanding their knowledge base, and showing them how to deal sensitively with this issue.

Independent inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

A progress update on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse:

21 November 2017: The Truth Project will give survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting in Brighton this January. https://www.iicsa.org.uk/…/inquiry-takes-truth-project-brig…

15 November 2017: The IICSA has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of the Truth Project on the south east coast, the south west and the north east. https://www.iicsa.org.uk/…/inquiry-launches-regional-truth-…

15 November 2017: The IICSA will hold a two day seminar on child sexual abuse and the criminal justice system, on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 November in London

  • Further information can be found Here

The Truth Project – Experiences Shared

The ‘Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’ established the Truth Project to provide survivors with a safe and secure way to share their experiences. Anonymised summaries of personal accounts will provide valuable insights that will be used by the Inquiry to better understand the scale, scope and nature of child sexual abuse.

“The Truth Project offers every victim and survivor the opportunity to speak out about their experiences and the ways in which they have been failed by the people and institutions that should have protected them as children.”  Fay Maxted (from the Victims and Survivors Consultative Panel)

One participant said: “I wanted to tell you how much my Truth session has helped me. Now that I have been able to let the Inquiry know about what had happened and how it affected others as well as me, I feel like a great burden has been lifted.”

—–(CONTENT WARNING: This report* contains material that may be upsetting.)——

Read the Press Release: Inquiry publishes first anonymised summaries from the Truth Project.

Read the Truth Project Report*Experiences shared:  victims and survivors speak out.

Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit – Exception to Two Child Limit in Cases of Non-Consensual Conception: The new policy on eligibility for Child Tax credit and Universal Credit limits the number of children that qualify to two per family. The Government confirmed there may be exceptions for third and subsequent children. Where there is no criminal conviction or CICA compensation award, claimants must provide confirmation from a third party and Member agencies of The Survivors Trust are regarded as an approved third party organisation for completion of the relevant form.  Click here to learn more.

Charity Shop – volunteers needed. We launched our charity shop in December, and it’s now open on the first Thursday of every month from 10am – 1pm at our Byron Street office. It’s proving popular, so we need more volunteers to help us open it on more days! Please see our “Get Involved” page for more details. And if you’re looking for some quality clothes, DVDs, and other items for great prices—come and see us!

February, 2017 – We need your help. Please would you be kind enough to take 10 minutes from your day to complete this survey. We need feedback direct from members for our reporting to funders and to get more money to continue to deliver our services. We really appreciate your help – thank you, SHE-ro! Take the SHE-UK Survey

 

We’d love to have your feedback what you like about S.H.E. UK and how we can make it even better for you. Please fill in this short survey below. Thank you so much for your help!

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Please click on our NEW video below to find out a little about what we do and how we do it.

Please click on the video below to find out a little about what we do and how we do it – excuse the difference in our name, as we have recently had a bit of a facelift!

If you click on the Resources and Media section on the bar above and select the Blog and Gallery links, you’ll be able to see updates and news on what we’ve been doing.

If you’d like to know more about S.H.E. UK, please get in touch with us – you can find our contact details on the sidebar to the right, and also on our Contact Us page.

Have you experienced sexual abuse?

  • Do you suffer from depression or low self worth?
  • Do you feel your emotions are very intense and painful or even non-existent?
  • Do you find it difficult to eat, sleep or concentrate?
  • Do you find yourself withdrawing from people?
  • Are you using alcohol or drugs to help you to cope?
  • Are your relationships suffering?
  • Are you finding it difficult to trust other people?

S.H.E. UK offers women’s support groups, providing a time to share and care in a safe and relaxed environment; personal development and creative therapy groups; 1-to-1 and crisis therapy; and support in many other areas. We have a highly trained and dedicated staff team ready to support you – we hope you’ll find the courage to take a step in our direction and trust us with your story.