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: 13 August 2014

This meeting, including AGM, will be held at 1pm.

Minutes

Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Sarah Nelson - Co-Convener

Martin Henry - Co-Convener

Javita Narang - Secretary

Marnie Colin - Treasurer

Carol Willson

Lorna-Ann Deans

Emma Ducklin

Andrew Campbell

Elayne McBride

Linda Hutton

Sandra Ferguson

Eric Swanepoel

John Nelson

James Evans

Jenny Svanberg

Organisations

Open Secret

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project

Moira Anderson Foundation

Children 1st

18 and Under

Barnardos

NHS Borders

NHS Lothian

Rape and Sexual Abuse Line, Dingwall

SAMH

Stop it Now

Health in Mind

Circle Scotland

Harris Howard

Safe, Strong and Free

SAVI

Quarriers

Say Women

Safe Space

Break the Silence

British Psychological Society

Crisis Counselling Services

Relationships Scotland

Roshni

Get involved

Next meeting:
13 August 2014

Contact:

Felicity.Hollands@scottish.parliament.uk

Tel: 0131 348 5639

Contact

Margaret Mitchell MSP

Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5639