Sources Of Support For Survivors Of Abuse

At Hudgell Solicitors we believe in offering our clients the very best service. That means supporting our clients as they go forward in their journey, with practical advice and guidance.

We recommend that you contact one or more of the following organisations. There are many more, but these are the ones with whom our clients have had positive experiences in the past.

Also each of these organisation operate a helpline, and they may well be able to refer you to a charity/support group, which can help you.

We give the website of each one, and a short description of what they do.


The National Association of People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC are a tremendous organisation, when it comes to helping survivors of abuse. They offer support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. They run facilitated psycho-educational support groups for survivors of all types of childhood abuse, offering a unique opportunity to learn, connect and advance your recovery. They can also refer you to a local support group.


The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland. They are another way of finding a support group in your area, which may be able to help you.


The Association of Lawyers for Children

The ALC is a national association of lawyers working primarily in the area of public child care law. It has over 1200 members, mainly solicitors and family law barristers who represent children, parents and other adult parties, or local authorities. The ALC promotes access to justice for children and young people within the legal system. Their aim is to develop and improve the practice of lawyers in meeting the needs of children who become involved in legal processes by promoting standards of best practice and interdisciplinary training.



Childline is a free, private and confidential service run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. You can call them free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online.  You don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.


Support Line

SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse. SupportLine is a member of the Helplines Association. SupportLine also provides support by email and post. It is open to any individual of any age.


Coram Voice

Coram Voice enables and equips children and young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. Their advocacy services provide these children with a professional adult who will listen to them, establish their wishes, opinions and fears, and ensure their voice is heard. They help children to navigate the system, challenge decisions and make certain their rights and wellbeing are prioritised.


The National Youth Advocacy Service

NYAS is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults. It offers a variety of services including a national advocacy helpline, advocacy for children in care and those in need and Legal representation of children in private family law.

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