The Survivors Trust to deliver enhanced support for ISVAs

The Survivors Trust to develop specialised training and holistic support for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) in England and Wales. Read more

Our New Look!

We are thrilled to share our new branding! This isn't just about looks – Our new brand embodies inclusivity, empowerment, and unity. Through a powerful visual identity, we're raising awareness, empowering survivors, and providing education about the effects of sexual violence and abuse. Read more

Ride out to London for Mandatory Reporting

Motorcycle stuntman John Taylor along with The Cymru Knievels will be riding to Downing Street on Saturday 15th July to help protect children from abuse. Read more

TST statement on the government’s response to IICSA

The Survivors Trust is deeply disappointed with the government’s inadequate response to the recommendations made by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Read more

Government response to IICSA recommendations

The Government has today published its long-awaited response to the Final Recommendations published by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). Read more

How to manage emergency alerts on your phone

On Sunday 23rd April there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts System. Find out how you can turn off the alerts on a concealed phone. Read more

Support for rape victim failed by courts in UK & India

Tulip Siddiq, MP & Fay Maxted OBE support rape victim pressurised in Delhi court to “settle” her rape case after her entire complaint was leaked in London Court case and she was cross-examined on it. Read more

Dame Vera Baird to end term as Victims’ Commissioner

The Survivors Trust would like to thank Dame Vera Baird for the passion and unwavering commitment she has shown in supporting much-needed change for victims during her time as Victims’ Commissioner. Read more

The Survivors Trust Wolf Run Fundraiser

Staff from The Survivors Trust are joining forces with their wonderful helpline volunteers and survivor forum members to take on the 10K Wolf Run Challenge. Read more

Qualitative research to understand the support needs of disabled adult victim-survivors of rape and sexual violence

The Ministry of Justice is funding a team of disabled and non-disabled researchers to talk to D/deaf and disabled adult victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence in England and Wales about their support needs. Read more

Launch of TST Resources Website

The Survivors Trust new Resources Site will provide a much-needed online platform of information and self-help support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their supporters. Read more

Delivering justice for victims: A consultation on improving victims’ experiences of the justice system

The Ministry of Justice has launched the Victims’ Bill consultation which seeks to understand how victims’ experiences of the criminal justice system across England and Wales can be improved. Read more

Live Chat Service launched by The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is delighted to announce that a free, national live chat service has been launched to help make it easier for individuals who have been affected by sexual violence or abuse to access support and information. Read more

North West Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Organisations across the North West of England come together to raise awareness of sexual violence and the specialist support services available to survivors. Read more

Finding the balance: Rape and sexual abuse in the media

Television and the media can be a valuable medium for sharing stories and highlighting societal issues and events. However, with this comes a moral responsibility to support and protect those in the audience who may be personally affected by the subject being explored. Read more

CICA 'Same roof rule' deadline - 13th June 2021

Reminder - the deadline for applications to CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) under the ‘same roof rule’ is 13th June 2021. Read more

NHS Urges Sex Crime and Abuse Victims To Seek Help

Women who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual assault are being urged to contact the NHS for support, as the number of people seeking help halved during the first lockdown. Read more

Christmas message from TST

We understand that for many survivors the festive period can be challenging. Combined with the challenges we have faced in 2020, it is understandable that you may be feeling more overwhelmed than ever this Christmas. Read more

New Victims' Code of Practice Published

The Ministry of Justice have published a simplified and updated Victims’ Code alongside the government response to its consultation: ‘Improving the Victims’ Code’. Read more

A Little Way to Make a Big Difference This Christmas

This year we are part of the Paperchase Charity Christmas Card Scheme. This fantastic news means that each time a pack of our charity cards is sold, The Survivors Trust will receive a donation! 💜🎄🎁 Read more

Survey finds rape victims have lost faith in the justice system

A survey of nearly 500 survivors of rape, undertaken by the Victims’ Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has highlighted just 14% believed they would receive justice by reporting the crime to the police. Read more