Safeline exists to protect people from sexual abuse and rape and support those affected by it, help us stop these statistics from growing.
Rape and sexual abuse destroys lives and impacts on children, young people and adults in different ways. The impacts vary over time and have long lasting effects into adulthood. It effects mental, physical and sexual health, behaviours, relationships and family life, emotions and feelings, addiction and educational and professional achievement.
Estimates put the cost of each rape at over £120,000, in emotional and physical impact, the cost to the health service, the cost to the criminal justice service and lost economic output
The total cost of sexual violence each year is £25.7bn
404,000 females and 72,000 males are the victims of a sexual offence each year in England and Wales. Only 54,000 are reported to the police.
Safeline can’t take away what has happened to these men, women and children but we can help them find a way to move past it and lead a happy and fulfilling life. Help us to support.
11% of the population have been sexually abused in childhood
Unfortunately, the average rape and sexual abuse cases involve children of 9 years of age, some are as young as just 1 years old. However, whilst this abuse is happening to these children often don’t know that it is wrong. Some are even told that it is normal and are lead to believe that it happens to all children. Most of them are scared to tell anybody. Help us to prevent.
The conviction rate for rape is only 6%
Rape and sexual abuse is still a taboo subject. However, the more we shut it out of conversation, the more it will continue to be an issue, the more victims will be made to feel ashamed and the more these abusers will be led to believe they can get away with it. Help us raise awareness.
With your donations and support we can:
- Provide awareness training for young people to keep them safe
- Provide much needed counselling both online and face-to face to help people recover
- Continue to run our telephone helplines to be there for victims when they need us the most
- Campaign to raise awareness not just locally but nationally
Every day, more than 2,000 women are sexually assaulted.
Everyone is affected by sexual abuse and rape in some form. Whether it’s you, a relative, partner or friend.
Help us to prevent, support, and raise awareness so that together we can tackle these statistics. Help us build a community against this abuse. Together we can make a difference.
Here’s how your money could contribute towards our work:
|One counselling or ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) session for a survivor of abuse or rape||£40|
|One art or drama therapy session for a survivor||£50|
|One peer support group session for survivors or their family members||£75|
|One young person on a Safeline project (8 days)||£300|
|Running Safeline for one day||£970|
You can donate a little or a lot but whatever you donate we want to say a huge thank you.