Is the abuse still happening?
If the abuse is still happening who you contact will depend on the type of abuse you’re experiencing. Both Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have specialist domestic abuse services, as well as sexual violence advocates. You may wish to contact these organisations to find out what your options are. They can also support you to speak to the police if you choose.
Has the abuse stopped?
If the abuse has stopped you might want to consider;
- contacting a specialist organisations for support and counselling
- reporting the abuse to the police. You will be put through to a specialist chid protection team who deal with child abuse offences committed in the past. Call: 101
- consider taking court action against the abuser
- claim compensation
- consider medical tests for STDs
- try to identify whether someone else is now being abused by the same abuser, with a view to protecting the other victim/s
- try to get access to local authority records which may help you to find out what, if anything, happened to the person who abused you.
Support if the abuse is still happening
The Swansea Domestic Abuse Hub brings together Swansea Council and it’s partners of health, police and the third sector to help children and families experiencing domestic abuse or escalating relationship problems.
Tel: 01792 562888
For more information: Domestic Abuse Hub Information LeafletSwansea Domestic Abuse Hub
Support if the abuse has stopped
NAPAC provides advice to adults who have been abused in childhood. They can refer you to local counselling, support and help groups. They also have a helpline and produce useful booklets.
Support line: 0808 801 0331 (free and will not show on a phone bill)
Monday to Thursday 10am – 9pm, Friday 10am to 6pm