National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC offers support to any adult struggling to cope with the long term consequences of childhood abuse. We provide a range of services, mainly a free phone Support Line on 0808 801 0331.
Our service is confidential unless we hear about someone in imminent danger. We can listen and sign post to other local organisations on our national database. We cannot offer face to face counselling but we do run occasional support groups when funding allows, these are advertised on our website when available.

It has been estimated that a million children a year in the UK suffer some form of abuse. Around one in four children are abused at some time.

Many organisations are focussed on preventing abuse, rescuing children who are subject to abuse, stopping it happening again. But one fact is often overlooked: almost all abused children grow up to become adults. The damage caused by abuse in childhood doesn’t always end in childhood.

Many adults with a history of childhood abuse can continue to suffer – from post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, depression. They have a higher chance than others of becoming involved in crime, prostitution, drugs or alcohol abuse. They can suffer from low self-esteem and be prone to self-harm or suicide.

Our vision is of a society in which every adult survivor of childhood abuse in the UK is able to access the support they need, when they need it, to make a journey of recovery and heal their emotional and psychological wounds.

Our values:
We believe that any abuse of children – whether physical, sexual, emotional or ritual, or the result of neglect – is damaging and wrong.
We know that abuse in childhood can cause continuing harm to people as they grow up. The abuse they suffered years or even decades ago is ruining the lives of millions of adults today.
We believe that every individual has the right to leave the impact of childhood abuse behind, grow as a person and enjoy a happy and fulfilled adult life.
We know that survivors of childhood abuse can be empowered and supported to do just that: there are proven ways in which we and others can help them.

Our mission:
Providing a range of services which offer direct support to survivors
Ensuring that survivors know where they can go for help
Spreading best practice in the support of survivors among those who they may approach for help
Working with others to increase the provision and effectiveness of support for survivors
Standing up for survivors and representing their interests among those who are in a position to help improve their lives

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below


  1. Our support line is staffed by trained volunteers, who can help you come to terms with what happened and finding ways of repairing the harm. Call free on 0808 801 0331 from landlines or mobile networks Our lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am till 6pm on Friday. We cannot take messages or call you back. If the lines are busy, please be patient and try again, perhaps trying at a different time of day when there might be fewer people calling our volunteers. We want to ta

  2. we are here to support you to start healing and reclaim your life. All abuse is wrong and it is not your fault. We can offer a helpline 08088010331 and can share information on local groups tov support you.

  3. Our support line is staffed by trained volunteers, experienced in helping repair the harm of childhood abuse. If you are supporting someone who was abused – whether as a family member, friend, professional or volunteer – our support line staff can point you in the right direction. Call free on 0808 801 0331 from landlines and all mobile networks Our lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday and 10am till 6pm on Friday.

  4. Our support line is staffed by trained volunteers, who can help you come to terms with what happened and finding ways of repairing the harm. Call free on 0808 801 0331 from landlines or mobile networks Our lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am till 6pm on Friday. We cannot take messages or call you back. If the lines are busy, please be patient and try again, perhaps trying at a different time of day when there might be fewer people calling our volunteers. We want to take your call and will do so as soon as we can. If you don’t want to call the support line, you can also email us at support@napac.org.uk and we will reply as soon as possible

  5. Our support line is staffed by trained volunteers, who can help you come to terms with what happened and finding ways of repairing the harm. Call free on 0808 801 0331 from landlines or mobile networks Our lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am till 6pm on Friday. We cannot take messages or call you back. If the lines are busy, please be patient and try again, perhaps trying at a different time of day when there might be fewer people calling our volunteers. We want to take your call and will do so as soon as we can. If you don’t want to call the support line, you can also email us at support@napac.org.uk and we will reply as soon as possible

  6. Our support line is staffed by trained volunteers, who can help you come to terms with what happened and finding ways of repairing the harm. Call free on 0808 801 0331 from landlines or mobile networks Our lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am till 6pm on Friday. We cannot take messages or call you back. If the lines are busy, please be patient and try again, perhaps trying at a different time of day when there might be fewer people calling our volunteers. We want to take your call and will do so as soon as we can. If you don’t want to call the support line, you can also email us at support@napac.org.uk and we will reply as soon as possible

Victim Care

The Victim Care Unit refers victims with their consent only to the Organisations that display this badge

I do not want to report the crime to the police but I still want support

Call: 0300 3030 554

Online: click here