Message from NAPAC Founder and CEO Pete Saunders.
Those who have been attempting to get in touch with NAPAC have probably realised by now that we are being overwhelmed with requests for help and support. Well that is why we exist, to help and support our fellow survivors or their families. However, we never anticipated the many thousands who have come forward these past weeks following the outrageous Savile revelations. We know there are millions of survivors out there but the personal(and media) response has been phenomenal.What we are extremely conscious of is that we are a relatively small charity responding to massive demand. So NAPAC needs to expand rapidly to meet that demand and the only way we can do that is with more resources. To get those resources we need funds.
There are two massive favours you could do for us right now. One is to write to your Member of Parliament asking them to support NAPAC. I won't suggest the format of the letter but a short message to your representative in Parliament should receive a fairly swift response. The other thing is to consider making a small (or large if you are wealthy!) donation to NAPAC each month. If every survivor in the UK was to donate just a pound or two each month we would be able to get help to just about everyone who needs it. We need to get our support groups up and running across the whole of the country. Please consider these two things. Either will make a huge difference to us and both would be perfect! If there is any other way you feel you can help us please get in touch.
How NAPAC began
Research supporting NAPAC
There is a pressing need for a national organisation of this sort.
Secretary to the National Commission of Inquiry into the Prevention of Child Abuse
Wattam, C. and Woodwood, C. (1996) And do I abuse my children? No.1 - Learning about prevention from people who have experienced child abuse, in Childhood Matters: report of the National Commission of Inquiry into the prevention of child abuse. Vol. 2: Background papers, London: HMSO. pp43-148
About NAPAC and its Mission Statement
We aim to:
- Respond to the distress caused in adulthood by ill treatment and/or neglect in childhood.
- Maintain a national information telephone line and other support services for people requiring advice and information about help available to overcome the continuing impact of childhood abuse in adulthood.
- Provide support, training, information and resources to persons and organisations supporting people who have experienced ill treatment and/or neglect in childhood.
- Raise public awareness of the continuing impact of childhood abuse in adulthood.
- Effectively campaign to alleviate the impact of child abuse in adulthood.
We plan to achieve these aims by:
- Continuing to maintain our national freephone support line and other support services for adults who have suffered any type of abuse during childhood.
- The publication of helpful materials and information.
- Establishing and delivering training packages for people and organisations supporting adult survivors who experienced ill treatment or neglect in childhood.
- The establishment, maintenance and monitoring of a national register of counsellors and therapists who are committed to assisting adults who have experienced child abuse.
- Organising seminars and conferences on relevant topics.
- Promoting and liaising with relevant bodies on issues pertaining to childhood abuse and its continuing impact in adulthood.
Contact us by telephone
Contact us by post
P O BOX 63632