Let’s Get Talking Lancashire…. Speaking out in a non-confrontational manner about Child Sexual Abuse doesn’t need to be difficult, come meet our Peer Power Team.
Networking session delivered through Lancashire Recovery College:
Saturday 29 October Progress Housing Leyland, Craft & Culture networking/community engagement session. St Mary’s Church, Broadfield Drive, Leyland PR25 1PD. Join us for an Angel Gifts Craft & Chat session an informal way of speaking about this Taboo Crime.
7-11 November Sexual Violence Awareness week various events to be planned any ideas? Contact us if you would like to invite us to bring an Angel Gifts Craft & Chat session to your service.
Wednesday 16 November our team will be speaking at UCLan to Health & Social Care students, we believe in the importance of providing opportunities for a Shared Learning approach victim/survivors and supporters stronger together.
Saturday 12th November Suicide Awareness day Lancashire County Council are hosting an event on Preston Flag market.
Information outreach sessions Room A the Town Hall Preston regular/ongoing date’s no appointment needed. We value feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to provide effective methods to reaching victim/survivors are particularly welcome. Pop -Along 8 November11-1pm no appointment needed.
Sexual Violence Awareness week 7-11 November https://youtu.be/77F6W-2Xw-s Child Sexual Abuse the silent crime occurs across all sectors of our communities around the UK, support services for victims are few and far between, victim/survivors often have long-term mental health challenges.
RELEASE is a Lancashire based support service for male/females.
This week our priority is to highlight the additional challenges which male victims of this crime have to contend with.
- In a sample survey of men with Learning Disabilities, 25% said they had experienced sexual abuse
- Statistics released (NOS) show that 10-15% of boys are Sexually Abused. Keep in mind 97% victims do not report or disclose.
- the majority of Children are Sexually Abused by male perpetrators, research shows that when a boy is Sexually Abused that up to 25 % of Perpetrators are female
- there are different routes into sexual exploitative contact for boys and young men; Online/Local community based groups/gangs which can lead to involvement in organised crime
- additional vulnerable challenges boys in the care system
Our Social Silence isolates and marginals victims: Fear of being thought as complicit in the abuse prevent victims from reporting/disclosing, this is a huge barrier for male victims. Many adult male victim/survivors decide not to seek help even from close family or friends as they believe they will be pre- judged to be a child abuser themselves this myth serves to revictimize male victims. Males are the least likely to report a sexual assault, though they make up about 10% of all victims. A minimum One in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18. www.pcar.org According to the World Health Organization.