Sarah Champion MP launches survey for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, today launched a national survey of adult survivors. The survey has been created by the APPG to support its response to the Government’s new Victims Strategy.

The APPG wants to provide Government with a true picture of the views of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The survey explores survivors’ experiences of support services and the criminal justice system. The APPG will be holding evidence sessions to complement the survey before producing a written response to the Government’s consultation on the Victims Strategy, set to launch in the New Year.  

Commenting, Sarah Champion said:

 

“The purpose of the APPG is to give a voice to adult survivors of child abuse. Too often the needs of survivors of childhood sexual abuse are forgotten.

 

This survey is a crucial part of recording survivors’ views. This will help us to send a strong message to the Government – it will help the APPG to press the Government to make policies more reflective of the views of the people experiencing them.

 

We want the views of people in every part of the country and we would really encourage organisations, activists, survivors and members of the public to share the survey so we can achieve this.”

 

Link to Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/K1JGUFZ27cYX2gfF3

Jim Pomeroy