Petition: Make all sexual abuse offences exceptions under the double jeopardy rules

"Many victims will never be able to obtain justice or closure from the criminal courts as the law currently stands as their charges are not deemed "serious" or "severe" enough to be an exception to the double jeopardy rules." Read more

APPG Launches second report exploring survivors’ experience of police and the Crown Prosecution Service

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was created in November 2018 by Sarah Champion MP and The Survivors Trust, and contains members from across the Commons and Lords. Read more

Our Response to the F.A.I.R Campaign

In response to a new campaign calling for suspects accused of sexual crimes to have anonymity prior to charge, The Survivors Trust CEO, Fay Maxted OBE comments. Read more

Half Marathon Complete!!! More of the TST team complete their events!

Our Fundraising & Training Support Officer completes her 13 mile run to support the running of our support line! Read more

Our CEO completes a 1.2 mile Swim for Survivors!

Fay Maxted OBE swam a whopping 1.2 miles as part of our TST team fundraiser! Read more

Our take on the CPS & the use of Mobile Phone Data

This week the internet has been flooded with the news that the CPS intend to roll out a new consent form for victims to hand over their mobile phone as evidence in rape cases. Read more

Happy Birthday to our CEO Fay Maxted!

Happy Birthday to our wonderful CEO Fay Maxted! Fay is the life and soul of The Survivors Trust. She began her career working with survivors of sexual violence 20 years ago. Read more

APPG Launches first report exploring survivors experience of accessing support

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was created in November 2018 by Sarah Champion MP and The Survivors Trust, and contains members from across the Commons and Lords. Read more

The Survivors Trust's Team is Fundraising!

As the Fundraising Officer here at The Survivors Trust, I get to look after the wonderful people that go out of their way to help raise money to support our work. Read more

Our Take on Leaving Neverland

We had the privilege of being invited by Channel 4 to the pre-screening of Dan Reed’s Leaving Neverland, the already notorious documentary following the experiences of two young boys who were befriended by Michael Jackson throughout their childhood. Read more

Attending the Launch of 'Numbing the Pain,' a new report launched by TST member agency One in Four

On March 27th, we were incredibly proud to attend the inspiring launch of one of our member agencies report, 'Numbing The Pain: Survivors Voices of Childhood Sexual Abuse & Addiction.' Read more

International Women's Day 2019

For International Women's Day 2019, The Survivors Trust wanted to send a message to every woman and girl who has ever experienced rape or sexual violence at any point in their lives. Read more

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness week 2019

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness week is the UK's annual week dedicated to bringing together organisations and communities to promote awareness of sexual abuse & sexual violence. Read more

Light up the Night walk across London Bridge!

As part of the action for Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness week 2019, The Survivors Trust as well as survivors and other support organisations came together to walk across London Bridge and shout about sexual violence! Read more

TST to act as Secretariat for New All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was created in November 2018 by Sarah Champion MP and The Survivors Trust, and contains members from across the Commons and Lords. Read more

Lightening the Shadow of Abuse: Supporting Survivors Approaching Childbirth

The aim of this study is to work with survivors in the production of an on-line learning resource that will help to prepare those who have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse for pregnancy, birth and caring for a new baby. Read more

Broadchurch and it's Impact on Survivors & our Support Services

We are absolutely delighted that the writer, Chris Chibnall, and Broadchurch production team chose to portray a storyline about rape which did not glamorise the attack or dwell on graphic depictions of the assault. Read more

The Survivors Trust's Helpline hours extended with support by ITV's Broadchurch

The Survivors Trust helpline will be open 7 days a week, 10am to 12pm, throughout the 8 week broadcast of ITV’s third and final series of Broadchurch. In this latest series, David Tennant and Olivia Coleman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Miller as they investigate a serious sexual assault in the Dorset Community. Joined by National Television Award winner Julie Hesmondhalgh, this series follows the impact this assault has on the survivor, her friends and family, and the community. Read more

Warwickshire Police Launch Refreshed STOP RAPE NOW Campaign to Tackle Rape and Sexual Assault

Warwickshire Police has re-launched the successful Stop Rape Now campaign after developing its latest phase, “CNOSENT, don’t mix it up”. This new phase is targeting young adults and focuses on encouraging an open discussion about consent.  The aim is to inform and educate 18 to 24 year olds and leave them with the knowledge to make the right choice when faced with a sexual situation. Read more

The Survivors Trust is Collaborating with King's College London on a National Survey

The Survivors Trust is collaborating with King’s College to run a survey to explore the health care needs of survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the UK and their level of satisfaction and feedback on the healthcare services that they have used. The survey we are conducting aims to investigate the healthcare needs of women in the UK who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Read more

Launching the First 'Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week'

The first ever Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week kicks off with a ground-breaking launch at London’s City Hall next month. Organisers hope the nationwide week-long series of events, from 1st – 7th February, will spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable. The seven-day programme aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and third sector organisations about how best to tackle sexual abuse and violence. Read more

The Survivors Trust's CEO Fay Maxted is awarded OBE for her services to Survivors

Fay Maxted OBE said: “As a Survivor myself, it is quite something to go from feeling so ashamed at what I had experienced, to being at Buckingham Palace in this highest symbol of honour. I hope this can speak to every single Survivor of rape & sexual violence&/abuse and communicate that, while your life will never be the same, it need not be over.” Read more

Rape & CSA Charity Funding Crisis placing Survivors at Risk: TST Comment

“The Home Office has increased funding, and the Norfolk PCC funding should have helped out the specialist agencies providing these services but it didn’t,” said Fay Maxted OBE, chief executive of the Survivors Trust, a national umbrella group that represents 135 specialist abuse support groups across the UK. Read more