Historic Sexual Abuse

If you are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse or otherwise affected by child sexual abuse, below are some organisations that can help:


CIS’ters is a mutual support group for adult females sexually abused and/or raped a girls by a member of their immediate and/or extended family. If you do not fall into this group but have been affected by historic sexual abuse CIS’ters can give you information about other agencies that can help.

You can contact CIS’ter on: 02380 338080

There will be someone to answer phone calls on Saturdays 10am – noon, or at other times you can leave a message. CIS’ters will take the utmost care in returning phone calls, asking the individual if it is ok for them to speak at their end of the phone. If the individual is not in, CIS’ters will only leave a message ‘that a friend Helen rang’.

Some of the services offered by CIS’ters include:

Core Group: for members who have current issues, relating to their abuse experience, that they need to resolve.

Survivor Workshop: ‘topic’ related including issues such as: problems with sexual intimacy, anger, art therapy, and work with the inner child.

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a national umbrella agency for over 130 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland. Their core aim is to empower survivors or rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse through supporting and improving effective responses to survivors. Member organisations provide a range of direct services to survivors including counselling, support, help lines and advocacy services for women, men and children.

Southampton Rape Crisis

SRC provides a range of integrated, specialist services to those who are at risk of or who have been affected by an unwanted sexual experience. This may include anything from rape, childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault to harassment or coercion.


Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They provide various types of support services and information for parents, carers and professionals dealing with child sexual abuse.

If you are worried that a child is at risk of harm, please contact Children First on 02380 83 3336

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