Camilla and Theresa May return to campaign for abuse survivors to seek help
A new campaign, supported by the Duchess of Cornwall and former Prime Minister Theresa May, has been launched to encourage victims and survivors of sexual abuse and their families to come forward for help. via the NHS.
It comes on the first day of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week and is supported by a £20 million increase in specialist services, NHS England (NHSE) has said.
The campaign aims to highlight the support offered at dozens of sexual assault referral centers (SARCs) in the UK, while the NHS is also creating two new key roles in domestic violence and sexual assault. sex.
The NHS says 24-hour centers provide confidential professional, practical, medical and spiritual support to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or abused – no matter when it happened.
Welcoming the campaign, Mrs May said victims of sexual assault and abuse needed to know “the NHS is here to support them”.
She said: “Sadly cases of domestic abuse and sexual assault increase during the lockdown and more funding is needed for services for victims of sexual abuse and violence.
“NHS-specific domestic violence support and integrated care systems are particularly welcome because local medical care plays a vital role in identifying abuse and providing victim support.”
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