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Advice for victim survivors engaging with the media

People who have been affected by child sexual abuse may want to share their story publicly.

They may find that telling their story is empowering. Telling their story might encourage other people to come forward. It may increase awareness in the community and help change laws and policies.

However, talking about what has happened might bring up strong emotions. Care should be taken and survivors should seek support as and when needed.

The National Office for Child Safety has made a guide to support and empower those with lived experience of child sexual abuse. This guide will help them talk to the media safely.

If support is needed, you can find phone numbers and websites on the 'Get support' page.