Living Without Abuse

Support for child victims of sexual violence

We are a domestic abuse & sexual violence charity in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. Our Children & Young Persons Sexual Violence Advisor provides emotional & practical support to victims of sexual violence; we need additional funds for more hours as we have a growing waiting list of children.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 March 2022 to 12:00 PM, 22 March 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1121923)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£2,206

Donations

15

Championed by The Big Give Trust (Champion)

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Our Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) works with children/young people who have been a victim of sexual violence and rape. We have a growing waiting list, this funding will give our ISVA more hours to help more children/teens through the trauma. The Crime Survey estimated that 7.5% of adults experienced sexual abuse before 16 years old (3.1 million people). In the year ending March 2019, the police in England & Wales recorded 73,260 sexual offences where the victim was a child.

Solution

Our ISVA provides emotional and practical support, tailored to meet the individual’s needs, for as long as is necessary. She works with people who do not wish to report the sexual violence to the police, those who have reported and have been told there will be no further action taken, and those that are going through the police reporting process. For those that are reporting, she will support them all the way up until Court, during the case being heard, and after.

  • If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be where I am now. You were a massive part in my comfort and the worst time of mine and my kids life. And for that I'll always remember you.

    — Befriending Service User

  • Domestic violence leaves scars forever, not just on the person abused but on us kids that witness it. Thanks for helping the people you do.

    — LWA Supporter

  • You have been my support for months and I don't know if I would have come out of it as well as I have without you - you’re a god send

    — Family Services Service User