This week is national Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, let's break the silence on this abuse which can leave victims traumatised.

This week is national Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – an opportunity for us all to talk about this abuse which can leave victims feeling isolated and traumatised.  Everyone in society has a responsibility to look out for sexual abuse and to speak out about it – let’s break the silence.

If you are being abused there are numbers below for organisations who can help. However, if you are in danger, always call 999 to get help.

Specialist help and support is available from the following helplines:

Survivors’ Trust helpline: 0808 801 0818

National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

National Child Abuse helpline 0808 800 5000.

 A transcript of the video can be found here: Video transcript
Please see a video message from Dame Vera here: Victims’ Commissioner’s video to mark Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week