Adult Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Purpose of the group

The purpose of this Cross-Party Group is to establish a forum for debate, with an agreed specific programme of targets and action, on the issue of childhood sexual abuse, its long term effects and links with mental health problems, alcohol and drug abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. The group will ascertain the level of current service provision nationally, identify gaps in services and address funding issues. The group will consider the requirement for care pathways for survivors, as well as the need for joined up policies. The legal considerations surrounding childhood sexual abuse and those agencies over which the Executive have authority will be examined. We will monitor the work being carried out by the National Strategy for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and seek to create greater public awareness and understanding of the issue, and combat the many myths that surround childhood sexual abuse, and its impact on society as a whole.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 03 February 2016

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3).



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Sarah Nelson – Co-Convener

Martin Henry – Co-Convener

Anne Macdonald – Co-Convener

Javita Narang – Secretary

Marnie Collin – Treasurer

Andrew Campbell

R. Eric Swanepoel

Anke Kossurok

Dr Sandra Ferguson 


Safe Space

Meadows Sexual Trauma Team

NHS Lothian (CAMHS) and DCP-Scotland

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project


Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, Perth & Kinross (RASACPK)

Safe Strong & Free

Rape Crisis Scotland

Health in Mind


SAY Women

Izzy's Promise

Open Secret

Break the Silence

Safe to Say

Moira Anderson Foundation

Corner Stone

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA)

Stop It Now

Relationships Scotland

Pilton Community Health Project

Get involved

Next meeting:
03 February 2016


Tel: 07500 838 222 or 0131 348 5639


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5639