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Government doubles funding for child sexual abuse charities to £2.4 million

A joint Home Office and Ministry of Justice fund of £2.4 million will support national charities that work with children and adults who have experienced child sexual abuse.

The Home Office and the Ministry of Justice are awarding a two-year grant for the first time, in order to provide stability for voluntary sector organisations, several of which are facing increased demand for their services as a result of Covid-19.

The Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Fund aims to assist national organisations in supporting both adult and child victims and survivors of child sexual abuse across England and Wales, with several organisations also providing support to parents, carers and family members.

Services the money will go towards include support lines, specialist telephone and digital counselling, support groups for survivors, training for professionals, support for victims with learning difficulties and their families, and development of online resources for victims and survivors.

For the announcement, click here.