By Nottingham Post | Posted: September 13, 2014
SURVIVORS of child sexual abuse in Nottingham are being offered support through a new charity centre in Radford.
SHE UK has launched a drop-in service at Garden Street Children’s Centre for adults who have been through the ordeal.
It also wants professionals in Nottingham who deal with the cases to know they can refer people to them or contact them for advice. SHE UK has drop-in services in Mansfield, Worksop and Newark but wanted to bring the opportunity to people in the city. Nicci Robinson, chief executive of SHE UK, said: “The prevalence of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation is endemic across the whole of the UK and, indeed, the world.
“The recent release of the extensive abuse cases in Rotherham is the latest in an ever-increasing catalogue of a persistent failure to protect our most vulnerable: our children and young people. Moving into Nottingham was a logical and absolutely necessary step.
“It is imperative that we reach as many victims as possible, empowering them to thrive rather than just survive, to reclaim the positive life experience that has been so cruelly denied them.”
The drop-in service will be open every Friday between 10 and 3pm, and is confidential.
The organisation runs survivor-led support groups, counselling and crisis support, arts and crafts workshops, fundraising and social activities.
Call SHE UK on 01623 622916 or visit its website at www.she-uk.org.uk.
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