Extra support for victims and survivors

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse regarding Children in the Care of Nottinghamshire Councils published its report on 31 July 2019

Victims and survivors of child sexual abuse affected by the publication of this report will have access to extra support from Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (Notts SVSS).

Support helpline

Usual opening hours:

Date  Time 
Monday & Tuesday 4pm – 7.30pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 1pm

0115 941 0440

A female support worker will answer your call and provide immediate support. You can ask to speak to a male worker if you would prefer. If the line is engaged, please leave your name and contact number and a support worker will call you back as soon as they are free. Please don’t hang up, help is available.

Survivor support service

The service helps those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. Specialists work with survivors to improve their health and wellbeing through coping strategies, emotional support and help accessing a range of services such as health (including mental health), housing, substance misuse and benefits. Funding has been agreed for a new worker to join the dedicated Survivor Support team to boost capacity.

Notts SVSS

Notts SVSS provides help for survivors of all genders aged 13+, with a choice of gender of support worker and women-only and men-only spaces available. Help is independent, free, confidential and quality assured.

Notts SVSS has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council to provide support for survivors of child sexual abuse.

How to contact the survivor support service

  • Call the helpline, or 0115 947 0064 Option 2 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)
  • You can self refer using secure web-based referral form

Notts SVSS will respond to contacts within one working day.

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